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Client's Concerns Regarding the Cost of Divorce

Published: Apr 20, 2017 | Last modified: Apr 20, 2017
Many divorces are resolved relatively amicably and with minimal costs to the parties. Some divorces, however, are complicated by issues such as allegations of domestic violence, child custody and visitation, sophisticated financial holdings, allegations of hidden assets, allegations of as...

Who the Broker Really Represents

Published: Apr 13, 2017 | Last modified: Apr 13, 2017
Many times another question that I will be asked as a Long Island Real Estate Lawyer is, "Who exactly does the real estate broker represent?" In most cases, the real estate broker represents the seller so the buyer should be aware of this when dealing with the broker. The broker might n...

Foreclosing on a Mechanic’s Lien

Published: Mar 31, 2017 | Last modified: Mar 31, 2017
Foreclosing on a mechanics lien is very much like foreclosing on a mortgage to your house. Once a mechanics lien is placed on a piece of real property, it's just like a mortgage. If you don't get paid, you're like the bank. You can foreclose on the lien. You bring the owner into the litig...

Why You Need Title Insurance

Published: Mar 27, 2017 | Last modified: Mar 27, 2017
As a real estate lawyer here on Long Island many times a question a client will ask whether or not they need title insurance. The answer is a resounding "yes." Title insurance and the title search performed by the title company protects the purchaser and the lending bank against futur...

Selling a Home with Violations, Judgments or Other Liens

Published: Mar 22, 2017 | Last modified: Mar 22, 2017
Property owners often ask us whether open violations on the property will frustrate the owner's ability to sell the property. In most cases the violations, judgments and liens will need to be corrected or satisfied prior to closing on the sale of the property. You should know that here o...

What to Do If You are Involved in an Accident

Published: Mar 19, 2017 | Last modified: Mar 19, 2017
The first thing you should do if you are involved in an accident is see if you or anyone else involved needs immediate medical attention and call for help. Once you have medical assistance if necessary, you should then take pictures of any damage to the vehicles, exchange information wit...

Immigration Attorney Discusses Nonimmigrant Visas

Published: Mar 5, 2017 | Last modified: Mar 5, 2017
As an experienced immigration attorney, we are often asked questions regarding visas. One question we hear often is "what is a nonimmigrant visa?" A nonimmigrant visa is simply a tourist visa. These types of visas comprise approximately 30 million tourists that come to United States every...

What You Should Do If Injured in a Car Accident

Published: Feb 17, 2017 | Last modified: Feb 17, 2017
As a car accident attorney here on Long Island, I am often asked about what you should do if you were injured in a car accident. If you've been hurt in a car accident, the first thing you should do is call the police. Even if it doesn't appear that there is a lot of property damage, inju...

Benefits of Getting Separated but Not Divorced

Published: Feb 11, 2017 | Last modified: Feb 11, 2017
As an experienced Divorce Lawyer, occasionally prospective clients will ask about the possibility of obtaining a separation instead of a divorce. In certain situations separations may be preferable. For example if there is a possibility that the parties may ultimately reconcile or if it w...

When Property Inspections Should be Done

Published: Feb 4, 2017 | Last modified: Feb 4, 2017
Many times I will be asked as a Real Estate Attorney, when exactly should we have an inspection performed on the property. Ideally, that inspection should be performed before the contract is signed. This way if anything comes up, if there are any issues, whether it's leaks in the roof or ...
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