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How Can You Best Divide Stock Options During a Divorce?

A stock option is an asset that gives the owner the choice of whether he or she wishes to purchase a specified amount of discounted stock at a specific price point within a specific time period. A big question that often arises during divorce disputes is whether these stock options are marital or separate assets…. Read More »

Key Tips for Protecting Your Retirement Accounts During a Divorce

If you’ve working on a nest egg for your retirement for many years, there are steps you should take to help protect your assets if you get divorced. Any retirement assets could be subject to the property division process which is known as equitable distribution in New York. If you are the party who maintains… Read More »

Here are the Steps to Legally Change Your Name

There are many reasons why you might wish to change your name. Perhaps you recently got married and want to take on your partner’s surname (or hyphenate your surname). Maybe you got divorced and want to go back to previous surname. You might simply just not like your name and are ready for a change…. Read More »

Worker Killed in Scaffolding Accident at Upper Manhattan Site

A worker died after a construction site accident in Upper Manhattan the afternoon of Thursday, July 12. According to authorities, the 28-year-old man from Staten Island was hit in the head by a piece of scaffolding while working at the construction site for a 13-story building on Riverside Drive, located along the northern end of… Read More »

Driver Charged with DWI After Injuring 2 in Shirley Accident

A 31-year-old Bayshore man was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after injuring two people in a recent accident in Shirley. According to Suffolk County police, the man was drunk behind the wheel at approximately 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, when he veered off a highway, and then struck a motorcycle and another vehicle… Read More »

Elderly Oceanside Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

Police are investigating a recent fatal pedestrian accident that occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in Oceanside. According to detectives investigating the case, an 85-year-old man was attempting to cross Oceanside Road at the intersection with Davidson Avenue when a 2011 Jeep Liberty struck him. The man suffered severe trauma injuries and was… Read More »

2 Injured in Fireworks Accidents on Long Island During Fourth of July

Two people on Long Island were severely injured in separate fireworks-related accidents during Fourth of July celebrations. In one incident, a Suffolk County man lost three fingers on his left hand in an accident that occurred at about 11:30 p.m. in Gordon Heights. The 26-year-old man reportedly had lit off a firework that exploded before… Read More »

Man Dead After Truck Tire Hits Car on Long Island Highway

A man died after his vehicle was struck by a tire that had come off a truck on a Long Island highway. The accident occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, July 5, at about 2:15 p.m. The driver, who was in a 1998 Saturn, was traveling in the westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway in North… Read More »

Teen Charged with Vehicular Homicide for Fatal 2017 Crash

A teen driver involved in a 2017 Long Island crash that resulted in the deaths of two passengers was recently charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and driving while under the influence of drugs. David O’Brien, now 18, was allegedly high on marijuana and Xanax at the time of the accident, which occurred on October… Read More »

Updating Your Insurance Policies After a Divorce

Many married couples have combined insurance policies. When you get divorced, you will need to update these policies or cancel them altogether and establish new policies of your own. The following is some quick information regarding how to review and update these policies to reflect that you are no longer married: Life insurance: If you… Read More »