Executing a Power of Attorney in New York?

Power of attorneys are necessary, in many cases, for individuals or businesses wishing to conduct business via a third party. Under § 5-1501 of New York General Obligations Law, a Power of Attorney is “a written document, other than a document referred to in section 5-1501C, by which a principal

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Intestate Succession in New York: Dying without a Last Will and Testament in NY

In a previous article, we emphasized the importance of writing a “Last Will and Testament” and how a will helps protect your loved ones and allows you to determine what happens to your property after you pass. Under New York Law, when a person dies without a will, the Rules

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Recognition and Enforcement of a Foreign Divorce Decree in New York

Recognition and enforcement of a foreign divorce decree in New York is via the process of domestication of the foreign divorce decree. A foreign divorce decree may undergo a process of domestication which involves the recognition and enforcement of the foreign divorce decree. In short, recognition is when a court

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Britney Spears Saga: New York’s Guardianship Law Explained

Britney Spears made headlines with an online campaign that seeks to end the conservatorship (guardianship) of the controversial pop star. A judge, in early 2008, ordered a conservatorship with her father and a lawyer as the conservators of her estate. While the following matter does not, directly, deal with New

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Free Initial Consultation with a New York Lawyer

Hayes & Simon, an international law firm, is offering a free initial consultation with an attorney in New York. Your legal consultation may be schedule at: Schedule a Call. The call shall be with, in most cases, New York Lawyer Sean Hayes. Hayes & Simon, P.C. Hayes & Simon professionals are internationally

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International Divorces in New York Courts: Grounds for Divorce in New York

In New York, a divorce may be granted by a New York Family Court based on a mutual agreement of separation, an order of separation by a New York court, for “Fault” attributable to the other spouse or for No-Fault Grounds. A New York court may not grant a divorce

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Hearings Necessary in New York Child Custody Disputes

In a significant change in adjudicating New York child custody disputes, the New York’s Court of Appeals recently ruled that, in most cases, NY child custody and visitation orders should, only, be made after the parties have been given the right to a full evidentiary hearing before a New York

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Hiring a New York Divorce Lawyers for International Divorces in New York Courts

Our law firm’s New York attorneys handle many divorce and family matters for our international clients. The major issues that arise are, typically, jurisdiction of the New York courts, service of process and the grounds for the New York divorce.  We wrote an article on the Grounds for a New York

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Every New York Business Owner Needs A Will

No one ever wants to think about it, but sooner or later we all meet our maker and before meeting your maker – have a will drafted that complies with New York law and your wishes. Small business owners especially need a will, as their businesses can suffer based on

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New York Divorce: Residency Requirements and Permissible Grounds for Divorce in NY

Prior to filing for a divorce in New York, you must meet the residency requirement as outlined in New York’s Domestic Relations Law, and you must have a legally acceptable ground for the divorce in New York. Domestic Relations Law § 230 outlines the residency requirement that parties seeking a

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Drafting a New York Prenuptial Agreement

In light of the impending divorce of superstar couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, now is a good time to become re-acquainted with what a prenuptial agreement is and what can and cannot be included in a New York prenuptial agreement. A New York prenuptial agreement is: a contract between future

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NY’s Family Leave Law: What It Means For NY Small Businesses

Earlier this year, New York enacted the NY Family Leave Law, which mandates NY businesses, including small businesses, to provide family leave for most employees.  This article is part of our ongoing series of laws that NY small business owners should consider.  Under the new law Family Leave Law in New

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Filing a Contested Divorce in a New York City or County Family Court

If you and your spouse have decided to amicably part ways, you may simply want to consider filing for a New York uncontested divorce.  An article on the uncontested divorce procedure, in New York, can be found at: Grounds for Divorce in New York State Courts.  An attorney is needed,

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