Monthly Archives May 2018

Trust and Estate Litigation Lawyers in New York

When a family member passes away or becomes incapacitated, issues may arise related to property ownership, creditor rights and beneficiaries’ interests. These conflicts can delay the settling of an estate, and add even more hardship to an already difficult situation.  If the decedent has a valid New York will or trust in place, often will contests and litigation can be reduced in scope or avoided entirely. However, there is always the chance of some party trying to take advantage of the decedent’s will. If the conflict cannot be resolved among the interested parties, the matter may escalate
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Custody Petitions & Disputes

In New York, there are two primary types of child custody: Legal Custody – When a parent has legal custody of a child, they are responsible for making the important decisions in the child’s life. These decisions include matters of education, religious upbringing, and medical care. Physical Custody – This refers to who the child physically lives with. How can I petition for custody? In New York, a petition for child custody can be filed by any individual who has an interest in the child’s well-being and who has some connection or relationship with the child. This
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