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October 2017 Archives

Woman seeks child support from former same-sex partner

New York families come in all forms today, especially since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages. However, in situations where a couple has been in a relationship before that ruling and a child has been born through artificial insemination, it may be difficult to determine what the legal definition of parenthood should be and what rights and responsibilities should be assigned to same-sex partners who form a family. One woman has recently filed a lawsuit seeking to redefine the role that these partners should play.

The right trustee may be vital in avoiding some trust litigation

The decision to safeguard one's estate by the use of carefully established trust accounts may be the first step when one enters into the estate planning process. However, selecting who will be in charge of managing these accounts may make all the difference if one hopes to avoid some trust litigation issues. New York residents who are contemplating setting up these accounts may wish to seek more information regarding the role that a trustee plays. 

Investors, mall owners in legal fight over alleged EB-5 fraud

Foreign nationals who dream of starting over in America have a variety of visa options, though with the current quotas and restrictions, it may take years of waiting before those dreams are realized. However, one visa program allows investors who can meet the monetary requirements to begin the process of obtaining those coveted green cards. Unfortunately, this program is not without its problems and there may be investors in New York who are concerned that they have become victims of EB-5 fraud.

Misconceptions may make same-sex adoption more difficult

As someone who has always wanted a child, you may have found the prospect of parenthood exciting. However, as a homosexual person, you may have also considered the prospect of having a child of your own potentially out of reach. Now that same-sex adoption is legal in all 50 states, you may have once again begun to feel the desire to add children to your family.

Marriage equality equals divorce equality for same sex couples

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality in June of 2015. As a result, same sex couples are entitled to the same rights as heterosexual couples -- including a divorce. New York was one of the states that allowed same sex couples to wed before the Highest Court's ruling and has its own laws regarding the process for divorcing couples.