Thursday, December 18, 2014

MORE RE: SUPERSTORM SAND - NYS AG PROBE INTO INSURANCE DENIALS

As reported today in Newsday:

https://www.newsday.com/business/fema-expands-probe-of-sandy-insurance-reviews-to-li-engineering-firm-1.9724887

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT

Today I will be a volunteer lawyer with Nassau Suffolk Law Services at Landlord/Tenant court in Hempstead:
 
"Volunteer Lawyers Project
What is the Volunteer Lawyers
Project?
Attorneys are encouraged to volunteer to provide free legal assistance to the poor in Nassau County through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. NCBA partners with the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee to support VLP, which helps maximize the quantity and quality of pro bono assistance provided for the county's low-income community.
 
What programs are part of the VLP?
Volunteer attorneys handle a wide array of cases including matrimonial matters, individual bankruptcy, personal injury and negligence defense, estate matters, release of accounts blocked by judgment creditors, and various other civil matters.
 
     • The Landlord/Tenant Project's Attorney of the Day Program assists thousands of men, women and children in court to prevent homelessness.
 
     • The Bankruptcy Clinics assist families either with advice or the filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when appropriate.
 
     • The Matrimonial Project assists hundreds of individuals in obtaining divorces, child support and custody.
 
How does it work?
An attorney based at VLP’s offices in Hempstead conducts client intake interviews and refers clients to appropriate volunteer attorneys. The VLP attorney also recruits and trains volunteer attorneys to handle cases."

Thursday, December 11, 2014

THE "GENETIC" CHILD

 New York state has adopted a new statute that a Surrogate's Court advisory group said better defines and preserves inheritance rights and financial interests of children conceived after the deaths of their biological parents.

The full text and summary of the bill follows:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A07461&term=&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ON LIVING AND/OR REVOCABLE TRUSTS

Many of these are being promoted in breakfast/lunch seminars but of course "Trusts are a valuable tool, but they may not be for everyone. It pays to know the ins and outs before you put your trust in a trust."

http://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T021-C000-S001-four-facts-of-living-trusts.html