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Workers Comp for Gradual Injuries

The goal of workers’ compensation in New York is not to assign fault, but to provide medical care and compensation to workers who have been injured in the course of their employment. Many workplace injuries occur suddenly, as a result of a specific incident. However, workers who suffer work-related injuries that happen gradually over time… Read More »

Changes to NY Child Support Modification Laws

In 2010, a law making it easier to keep child support obligations proportional to parents’ income became effective in New York. Specifically, the law provides two new grounds for obtaining a modification of child support. The two bases for modification of an order of child support are: The passage of three years since the last… Read More »

I Was Injured at Work . . .

. . . but not while doing something strictly work-related. Am I still eligible for workers’ compensation? For an injury to be compensable under New York’s Workers’ Compensation law, it must have arisen both out of and in the course of employment. The test for eligibility is whether the activities of the employee are both… Read More »

Ways to Help Children Cope With Divorce

Divorces can be an incredibly difficult and emotional time for spouses. The breakup of a marriage can be hard on children, too. Thankfully, there is a wealth of information available to parents struggling to navigate the challenging landscape of divorce with the least amount of damage to their children. The Mayo Clinic has published advice… Read More »

NY Medical Malpractice: An Unfortunate Reality

Preventable medical errors are events that can forever impact a patient’s life, and can result in death. Despite countless studies and a growing awareness of the problem, research indicates that harm from medical errors remains widespread. The Center for Justice and Democracy has compiled the latest findings and statistics regarding medical malpractice and patient safety…. Read More »

How Are Retirement Assets Treated in a Divorce?

For many marriages, retirement accounts are the largest assets to be dealt with in a divorce. Knowing how to treat different types of retirement assets is key to protecting your financial future and avoiding unintended consequences down the road. A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO), helps divide a couple’s retirement assets during a divorce. Once… Read More »

Bringing a Products Liability Suit When You Are Harmed by a Defective Product

Millions of dangerous and hazardous consumer products are recalled every year by the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Nearly all consumer products fall under the jurisdiction of the CPSC. Despite the multitude of safety regulations in effect, thousands of people are injured or killed by defective products in the U.S. each year. The CPSC… Read More »

Checklist for Prenups and What They Cover

Navigating the emotional landscape of divorce is tough, especially when financial issues were not resolved in advance. A prenuptial agreement is critical to protecting your assets and reducing uncertainties in the event of a divorce. The American Bar Association (ABA) has published information regarding the potential issues that can be included in a prenuptial agreement…. Read More »

No-Fault Divorce Available in New York

In 2010, New York became the last state to enact some form of no-fault divorce. The law requires that the marriage be irretrievably broken. It removed the need for one partner to be held responsible for the breakdown of the marriage. It helps reduce the number of personal details that come to light in a… Read More »

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