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January 2017 Archives

A same sex divorce and custody case behind new bill in one state

In 2015, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right in the nation. However, one state has been accused of trying to possibly subvert that right with proposed legislation. The bill comes on the heels of a same sex divorce and custody case. This bill has not been proposed in New York, but it may be of interest to couples everywhere.

Not updating plans could lead to trust and estate litigation

Once an estate plan is in place, it is just as important to ensure the documents are kept up to date. If any of them are not kept current, it could possibly open the door to trust and estate litigation in the future. New York residents may wish to review their own documents at least yearly for accuracy.

Developer admits guilt in massive EB-5 fraud case

There are many avenues for those seeking to immigrate to the United States, though the process can admittedly be slow and complicated. One type of visa that may be possible for certain hopeful immigrants has recently been the subject of an intense investigation. The man behind the massive EB-5 fraud case is now facing a decade in prison. There are many immigrants living in New York who have used this program to start their lives over.

Trust and estate litigation over the family pet a possibility

Americans have an intense love and affection for their family pets, and many treat them as substitute children. As a result of this devotion, it is not uncommon for people to include their pets when drafting their estate plans. Sometimes these decisions can lead to trust and estate litigation when relatives do not share the same viewpoint. Many New York families have included their own pets in their final plans.

How can surrogate mothers in New York protect their legal rights?

Surrogacy is a selfless act around which the laws are still evolving. If you are the answer to an LGBT couple's wishes to have a child, you may want to learn about some of your legal rights as a surrogate mother. The most critical of the New York laws is the one that prohibits compensated surrogacy contracts, declaring them not legal in this state. Uncompensated agreements are legal in New York but not enforceable.