Protecting Yourself When You Renovate An Apartment

People in New York, especially in the city, spend decades living in the same apartment. Though some people own their units, others will choose to rent during that time. The reason we bring this up is that there are people who make renovations to their apartments. We will elaborate further on different types of renovations and their impact in a moment. Consider the following scenario: You have lived and rented the Read More

Marijuana’s Impact On Divorce & Child Custody

Marijuana is a drug of contradictions, and this is one of the root causes of why there tends to be a significant amount of confusion around its use and impact on your life. On a federal level, it remains a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning it has no medicinal value and a high potential for abuse. That said, at the time of this publication, thirty-eight states, four U.S. territories, and the District of Read More

An Overlooked Component Of Parenting Plans

If you have ever spent time on our website, you may have noticed the guide we created about developing a strong parenting plan. Your ability to communicate effectively with your spouse may have suffered toward the end of your marriage. The irony is that the two of you must reform that skill set to be the kind of co-parent your children deserve. Communication is not a soft skill; you must devote time to becoming good Read More

How To Divorce (A Better Way)

What if we started this blog by stating that to divorce properly, you should argue, fight, finger-point, and do anything to make your spouse more upset? You’d likely stop reading, which would be the correct thing to do. Instinctually, you understand that these actions do nothing more than inspire the other side to become equally aggressive. Yet many people threaten their spouse with litigation, have their attorneys Read More

The Ins & Outs Of Spousal Maintenance In New York

Before we take a deeper dive into this topic, we need to clarify that we are using the words “maintenance, “spousal support,” and “alimony” interchangeably. Divorce laws differ by state. When your friends and family give you advice about your divorce, they may use any combination of those words. Although you may hear all three in New York, we use the term “maintenance.” One of the reasons why this area of divorce is Read More

Buying A Home Out Of Wedlock

It is becoming more common for people to buy a home before marriage. Many people want to take steps to set down roots, and when two people buy a house together, they could qualify for a larger loan. From a legal perspective, is it a good idea to buy a home with your boyfriend or girlfriend? If you do, you must take the proper steps to protect yourself. For example, imagine you’re in love with your significant other. Read More

A Factor You Haven’t Considered When Dividing Assets

During the divorce process, you will have to divide your marital property. This pertains to assets that were obtained during the marriage. Anything that has either been identified as separate property or was addressed in a prenuptial (or postnuptial) agreement will likely be excluded. It is common for couples to purchase homes together, and many people will probably assume that the house is marital property. Whether Read More

How To Start An LLC In New York

Anyone who begins a business should strongly consider the benefits of starting a limited liability company (LLC). When you form an LLC, you create a barrier between you and your personal assets. If your business has a financial obligation that you cannot pay, can your creditors come after your home or other assets? The answer to that question depends on your entity structure.  Though you can forgo the formal process Read More

A Basic Guide For Easements

During the due diligence portion of the home-buying process, you will need to verify whether there are easements on the property you intend to purchase. An easement is a legal right to access or use your property for a specific purpose. There are multiple ways to learn about the existence of an easement: Through a title search Through your real estate attorney  By obtaining a survey of the land Regarding easements, Read More

How The Cannabis Industry Is Offering New Beginnings

Per the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, 350,150 arrests were made in 2022 for marijuana-related violations. Though you may think that number is high, arrests related to marijuana haven’t been that low since the mid-1990s. In 2008, that number soared beyond 800,000. As more states legalize the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, there has been a shift in how we view the people who have used it. In March of 2021, Read More