March 2018 Archives

Challenging a poorly created will

Traditional estate planning wisdom states that every person should have a will if they have any property or personal end of life wishes, but simply having a will is not always an effective guard against complications in estate dispersal, especially if the will receives challenges.

When legal action arises over sexual harassment

Being a business owner can be tough for many reasons, some of which have been covered extensively on this blog. However, a business owner may face many different types of problems, from allegations of discrimination to sexual harassment. When sexual harassment allegations surface, it is vital to approach the situation with care. Sometimes, these accusations are baseless, while others involve the serious victimization of an employee. In some instances, a sexual harassment case may be settled outside of the courtroom, while others may involve legal action. In New York City, and across the state, business owners should make sure they address these allegations properly and strive to prevent harassment.

The importance of updating your estate plan

We have covered many different facets of estate planning on this blog, but there are a number of other considerations to keep in mind with respect to your estate. For example, there are times when it may become necessary to review and modify your estate plan, whether a child was born, you have found yourself in a new marriage, you have relocated to another state, or a number of other circumstances have necessitated the revision of your estate plan. Moreover, there are a number of reasons why it is so crucial to make these revisions.

Estate planning and blended families

There are many different topics to examine with respect to estate plans, from creating a trust or will for the first time to revising an estate plan following a divorce. Moreover, some people may find themselves in a unique position which requires an individualized approach, such as those who are part of a blended family. In recent years, many people have ended their marriage and remarried, which can have a significant impact on an estate plan. If you are in this position, carefully examining your choices is critical.

Job-related traffic crashes and employer liability

Motor vehicle collisions occur in all sorts of ways and the details surrounding one crash may vary considerably in comparison to another wreck. For example, one accident may only involve one vehicle, the result of a drunk driver's inability to stay on the road. Or, another may involve multiple vehicles after icy roads caused cars to collide. In some instances, drivers and vehicle occupants are involved in a crash while they are performing their job duties, which can be particularly concerning for employers, depending on the details surrounding the wreck.

The importance of a solid commercial real estate contract

When it comes to commercial real estate transactions, there are all sorts of factors to take into consideration. Our law firm knows that these transactions can be complicated at times and that people across New York City may encounter different problems when it comes to a commercial real estate transaction. However, there are ways that the likelihood of such a problem arising may be reduced, such as ensuring that commercial real estate contracts are effective and cover every base. Whether you need to revise a contract, are drafting a contract, or want to make sure that an agreement protects your interests before you sign, it is vital to handle contract-related matters with caution.

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