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  • The Potentially Hidden Consequence of Debt Settlement

    I think that this is pretty much a universal truth to which virtually all creditors and debtors would adhere: settling a debt for less than full value is preferable to filing bankruptcy, if possible. Debtors prefer not to have to go through the stigma or financial hit that bankru...

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  • Understanding New York's Serious Injury Threshold Law

    In an effort to stem the flood of frivolous personal injury lawsuits arising from motor vehicle accidents, the State of New York passed legislation intended to make it more difficult for individuals to sustain an action unless in fact they were seriously injured as a result of th...

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  • The Risks of Buying a Foreclosure

    If youre in the real estate market for either investment property or just a good ol fashioned deal on your new home, theres something to be said for looking to distressed properties for a great bargain. For better or worse, the foreclosure rate is still higher than it should be a...

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  • The Roles to Consider When Putting Together an Estate Plan

    When youre getting ready to put together your last will, one of the first set of questions that will be posed by your attorney is, Who would you like to name as your _______? What is the _____, you ask? Well, Ive intentionally left the balance of that question blank because, gene...

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  • Help! A Pothole Just Swallowed My Tire!

    In keeping with a winter theme, heres another puzzler for you. We all know that driving New York roads during the winter can be a hazardous proposition, especially during significant freeze and thaw cycles when monster potholes can appear out of nowhere. Most of us have encounter...

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  • I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!

    For those of us living in New York State, and in particular the Western and Central regions where Im from, snow and ice are most definitely the norm. Learning how to survive and navigate the stuff can at times feel like a rite of passage as youre growing up, but its one that we a...

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  • Asset Purchase Versus Stock Acquisition - What's the Right Choice?

    For anyone contemplating the purchase of an existing business, you should understand sooner than later that the transaction will take on one of two possible forms the acquisition will either be an asset purchase or stock purchase. Both are very different. Each has its own benefi...

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  • What Type of Home Warranty Can Buyers Expect in New York?

    The purchase of a new home is always a big move, regardless of ones age or financial status. When considering such a purchase, one question that may come to mind is what protections do I have against the seller down the road? Am I entitled to any type of warranty on the home? The...

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  • How Should Personal Injury Settlements Be Handled For Minors?

    As a parent, the last thing any of us ever want to see is one of our children injured. The sad reality is that no matter how hard we try to protect them, sometimes things happen that are entirely out of our control. When injuries do occur through the negligent actions or inaction...

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  • So, Do All of My Assets Pass Through My Estate?

    When one sets his or her mind to finally thinking about an estate plan, it usually becomes clear pretty quickly that there are a lot of considerations that need to be contemplated. Unless you have an absolutely firm grasp on the laws of New York, its always best, at least in my o...

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