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January 2017 Archives

Resolving boundary disputes with neighbors

Everyone hopes for agreeable terms with their neighbors. Boundary disputes do happen though; they might be an intentional breach of territory, but often times, they are a misunderstanding or an honest mistake. Either way, it is important for you to protect your interests and avoid losing value on your property. It is usually in everyone's best interest to avoid a legal battle, so here are some other methods of resolving this issue.

Wills important components of estate plans

A proper New York estate plan includes drafting legal documents in New York that enable family members, or a trusted friend, to make decisions on one's behalf in specified circumstances. These decisions might include not being kept on life support following a serious accident, for example, which can be spelled out in a document called a living will. Wills in estate plans can also spell out who in the family will get certain bequests, including sentimental property.

In the market for a new home? Perform due diligence with the home's deed.

Given the realities of limited supply and high demand that characterize the Bronx real estate market, it can be tempting to sign a real estate contract for that dream walkup or condo that may be snapped up in a matter of days. You may be drawn to the residence's original wood floors, vaulted ceilings and refinished kitchen; however, rushing into a purchase may be a decision you could grow to regret years down the line. Beneath the property's remodeled surface, nearly imperceptible flaws can be present in various forms.

Wills, trusts important for young people to create

It is natural for young people to feel as though they have a lot of life in front of them. However, the reality is that a person's life can be tragically cut short for a variety of reasons, ranging from a fatal vehicle accident to a sudden illness. For this reason, it simply makes sense for people in New York to have estate plans, including wills and trusts, in place.

Long-tenured law firm serves real estate clients across NYC metro

Some New York City law firms are so-called "boutique" entities that take on work and represent clients pursuant to a specialized and narrow focus, such as divorce attorneys or defense lawyers who defend drunk drivers against criminal charges.