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Do I Need To Draft A New Will If I Move From New York To Another State?

The short answer to this questions is “it depends”. As a rule of thumb, I advise clients that if they move from one state to another, it is a good idea to update their will. The reason for this is that a will that was drafted and executed in another state will only be valid Read on…

How To Dispute A Will Based Upon Undue Influence?

New York probate law sets forth very specific objections that one can utilize to contest the validity of a NY Will. The first parameter before even getting to the issue of filing objections is that one has legal standing to initiate such a challenge. Assuming you meet the initial hurdle of having a pecuniary interest Read on…

What Is An Estate Plan And How It Can Help You?

The creation of an effective estate plan can be one of the most important decisions in your life. Or for that matter, for your family and loved ones as well. The importance of deciding how and to whom your assets will be distributed when you die is of paramount importance. However, an estate plan goes Read on…

What Should I Do If I Am Charged With A DWI And There Is A Motor Vehicle Accident?

As serious as a charge of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated (DWI) pursuant to New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) 1192.2 can be, the consequences can be even direr if there was a motor vehicle accident involved. Depending upon the extent of injuries, the charge can be elevated to criminally negligent homicide or manslaughter if Read on…

When A Will Can Be Contested?

When a will can be contested? In order to contest a will, or challenge the validity of a Will seeking admission to probate in New York State, you must have legal standing to commence such a challenge. To challenge that the provisions contained in the will, or the will itself, is invalid, you must have Read on…

When Do You Have To Obtain An OASAS Evaluation For A DWI Case?

If you are pulled over and subsequently arrested for suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUI) in New York, it is very possible you will need an alcohol assessment evaluation which is known as an OASAS evaluation. This report is required if the defendant is going to plead Read on…

The Pros And Cons Of Being An Executor Of Estate

The responsibilities that fall upon an individual who is named as an executor of estate can be extensive. However, it can be rewarding in that you know you have been asked by a loved one or a close friend to carry out the wishes of that person now that they have passed away. It should Read on…

Do You Get a Public Defender for Traffic Violations in NYC?

When you are charged with a traffic violation, the question often arises as to whether you are automatically entitled to representation by a public defender (i.e. legal aid) in the event that you cannot financially afford to retain a private attorney. The answer depends on the nature of the violation. If the charge is a Read on…

I Want to Remove a Non-Relative From My Will. Can I Do That With An Addendum?

If you seek to change or amend some portion of your Last Will and Testament, or seek to write a whole new Will due to changes in life circumstances, it is of utmost importance to seek the advice of an experience estate planning attorney. An improperly drafted or executed will can have serious ramifications insofar Read on…

Countersuit In Defense Of A Foreclosure Lawsuit On Oheka Castle Owned By Gary Melius

Michael Alpert, Esq. was quoted in an article posted on Long Island Business News regarding the foreclosure lawsuit filed against Gary Melius, who is currently the owner of Oheka Castle. Last week, the Law Offices of Michael Alpert filed a countersuit for Gary Melius in defense of a foreclosure lawsuit, in Suffolk County Supreme Court. Read on…