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August 2017 Archives

What are the benefits of a health care proxy?

Everyone can benefit from having certain protections in place, regarding of health status, income level or sexual orientation. Same-sex couples could benefit from making certain that they have strong estate plans in place, which should include a health care proxy in case one person becomes incapacitated.

After investigations, center to close over EB-5 fraud allegations

While there are many avenues for one to apply for a visa, only one program requires a foreign national to make an investment into a project that is geared toward improving both the surrounding geographic location and the lives of other residents. However, this program is also the frequent magnet for criticism and allegations of EB-5 fraud. Many New York developments have been completed through the investments that immigrants have made through this visa. 

Several changes in views of same sex marriage

As recently as June 2015, there were still 14 states in America that would not grant equal rights to certain couples that wished to marry. However, the United States Supreme Court ruled in June of that year that all couples were to be granted equal protections under the constitution, including same sex couples. While New York laws granted these rights before that date, it has taken some time for the rest of the country to catch up with modern views.

There are ways to help lessen chances of estate litigation

While no one likes to ponder his or her own demise, there are times when careful consideration can save heartache and money for those loved ones left behind. While even the most careful plans cannot prevent all estate litigation attempts, having detailed documents in place can go a long way toward preserving one's legacy. Like every state, New York has laws in place that can help one plan effectively to avoid the probate process.

Woman wants judge recused overs views of same sex relationships

In spite of the 2015 ruling that ensured that all marriages are protected, there are still officials who hold opinions that run contrary to that law. There have been some instances when judges have been asked to recuse themselves after their personal views regarding same sex relationships conflicted with a case on their dockets. While New York has laws that have protected the rights of same sex couples, there may be circumstances when a resident may fear that his or her rights will not be safeguarded.

Man sued over allegations of EB-5 fraud by SEC

The EB-5 visa program provides an opportunity for those foreign investors with enough capital the chance to apply for the coveted green card that may otherwise be unattainable due to immigration quotas imposed on selected nations. Unfortunately, not every investment project comes to fruition, and investors discover that they have been victims of EB-5 fraud. While many New York projects have delivered the sought-after results, there are other investors who may fear that they have been misled.

Obtaining legal guardianship when your child turns 18

If your child was very young when diagnosed with a profound disability, you may know no other way than that of providing every necessity for your child. On the other hand, if an accident or illness rendered your child disabled, you may still be learning how to provide what he or she needs.