Understanding Real Estate Contracts: What You Need to Know

  Are you planning to buy real estate in New York and realize your home ownership dream? Congratulations! However, when it comes to buying real estate, you must have a good understanding of the real estate contract so that there are no unpleasant surprises once you become legally obligated. Indeed, home buying in New York is not merely about presenting a fat check and shaking hands to close the deal; there Read More

Partition Problems: How to Deal with Partition Action

Partition problems arise when there are several individuals having joint ownership over real estate property. These typically arise due to disagreements between the involved parties. For example, one party wants to sell its share of the property while the other refuses. Read More

Why You Should Take Your Fiduciary Duty Seriously

Fiduciary duty is the legal obligation to act in the interest of another. A person who has a fiduciary duty is called a fiduciary, and hired as a trustee by an individual or a company. The law prohibits the trustee from acting in any way detrimental to the interests of the client, who is entitled to the best efforts of the trustee, while the trustee must exercise all due care and diligence when acting on behalf of Read More

The Most Frequent Reasons for Will Contests

Estate distribution following a loved one’s death often leads to legal disputes among family members. This is especially the case when someone feels they’ve been excluded from the will or haven’t received their rightful inheritance. Read More

An Executor’s Step-by-Step Guide to the Probate Process

An executor is a person designated by a will to oversee the administration of a decedent's estate. In this position, the individual is tasked with carrying out the decedent's last wishes and distributing their possessions. However, an individual is considered to have died "intestate" if they had not designated a personal representative or executor to handle their estate before they passed away. Read More

How to Challenge a Will

If you believe that your deceased loved one's wishes in their will have not been carried out following the law, you may choose to consider challenging the will in court. The procedure can be difficult, but our estate law attorney in Queens will be able to guide you through it. Read More

Legal Grounds to Contest a Will

It could be upsetting to learn that your spouse or parent has disinherited you, especially if you were caught off guard by the news. Or perhaps your recently deceased grandparent always promised they would leave you the family home. However, you were shocked to learn from a copy of the will provided by the executor or probate attorney in Queens that the property was bequeathed to your sibling. Read More

3 Tips to Remember Before Signing Any Contract

Contracts can be a bit overwhelming for regular people and even small business owners. If you don't know what to watch out for, there's no telling how bad things could get. This guide will hopefully help you become more familiar with contracts and offer some tips to navigate them. What Is a Contract? A contract is a legally binding agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of an agreement between two or more Read More

Guidelines to Preparing a Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement serves as a financial contract between two people who are about to get married. Prenuptial agreements provide clarity and discretion in the event that you get divorced. It prevents arguments and feuds by deciding the property division and alimony terms in advance. A prenuptial agreement caters to a range of issues such as: Finances for each spouse Personal assets Custody issues Read More

Why Should You Have A Living Will?

Drafting a living will is an essential part of estate planning that is usually left till a person reaches old age. Research shows that only 29.3% of U.S. citizens have a living will. Life is pretty uncertain; it is always best to be prepared for unfortunate events that can leave you incapacitated or incapable of communicating them. In which case, a living will serves as a binding written version of your medical Read More