Same Sex Marriage in New York
As I am sure you have all heard that New York has become the most recent state to allow same sex marriage (which was long overdue). There may be some “old” concerns for “new” couples hoping to take advantage of the new law. Issues of pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements need to be considered. There will also be issues involving divorces and estate planning which need to be considered. With all of the excitement that is surrounding the passing of this new same sex marriage bill, it may benefit those effected to take a step back and plan accordingly. Pre nuptial agreements are an excellent way to protect assets and clarify the intentions of both spouses ahead of time (before the marriage) so that there are no surprises later. Post nuptial agreements are a way for couples to draw a line and add stabilization to a wavering marriage. Either way, with all of the excitement over the new same sex marriage bill, there are sure to be some questions on the horizon. As always, if you have any questions about how to design a pre or post nuptial agreement to meet your specific needs, feel free to call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at (516) 858-2620!
Eviction Rules Fluctuate
Eviction rules fluctuate between the counties of New York State. There has been an increasingly high volume of calls from landlords who live in one county but have rental properties in another county. This causes issues where the landlord has one understanding of the eviction procedure for where he lives, but that procedure differs significantly from the procedure in the county in which their rental property is located. These differences run along a wide variety of topics including whether or not the landlord should be present as the sheriff or marshal executes a warrant of eviction. Not knowing the rules for the county in which you are planning on litigating in, can lead to penalties that range from fines to jail time. It is always advisable to speak with an attorney before commencing legal action. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns involving evictions in your county at (516) 858-2620!
Long Island Landlord Tenant Attorneys
We proudly assist residents of Long Island: Nassau county, Suffolk county, New York City: Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan with their landlord tenant matters. Call (516) 858-2620 to arrange a FREE consultation with a Landlord Tenant attorney!
It has become apparent to me that the term “UNCONTESTED DIVORCE” has a lot of people confused. An uncontested divorce is actually quite simple. In short, an uncontested divorce simply means that the two parties will have no dispute as to maintenance, child support, child custody or visitation, or equitable distribution. If you fit these criteria, then your marriage may be ended via an uncontested divorce. If there is a dispute to one or more of these issues that cannot be resolved by the parties, then the divorce will be transferred to the contested divorce calendar. Although the uncontested divorce process is less litigious, it is still wise to consult with and retain an attorney to ensure that the proper paperwork is completed and filed. Errors in the divorce papers themselves, or filing errors will result in extreme delays of the judgment. The uncontested divorce process on average will take anywhere between three to six months to complete. Errors can double or triple that time frame. Severe errors could lead to a dismissed case or a case being sent to the contested divorce calendar. Cooperation of the parties can significantly shorten the wait time for the divorce to be complete.
Long Island Divorce Attorney
If you have any questions on how to process an uncontested divorce as quickly as possible, please feel free to contact one of our attorneys at (516) 858-2620!