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What should I know about loss of consortium?

A car accident aftermath can be devastating on New York couples. A husband caught in an auto collision can experience severe and lasting injuries that deprive a spouse of all the affection and comfort that the husband would have usually provided. This is known as a loss of consortium. Any spouse victimized by loss of consortium can try to claim damages as part of an accident claim.

Reevaluating one's estate plan is a critical part of divorce

When people are getting divorced from their significant other in New York, their thoughts are often immediately consumed with decisions regarding their assets, child custody and alimony requirements. However, many people overlook the importance of reevaluating their estate plan to verify that it is still relevant despite the changes in their marital status and family relationship. 

Do you want to lessen the likelihood of a will contest?

Over the years, you may have witnessed your family fight over various situations. In particular, you may have seen your loved ones bicker over a deceased loved one's estate and may even have seen litigation result. Now that you are ready to create your own estate plan, you may worry about your estate winding up at the center of a family fight.

What are the penalties for chemical test refusal in New York?

Despite popular belief, it is not wise or even legal to refuse a chemical test in New York. If a police offer stopped you for drinking and driving in the greater New York area, and if you refused to submit to a breath test, blood test, field sobriety test or all three, the state may charge you with a misdemeanor. However, the consequences of your actions all depend on the number of similar prior offenses for which the state has found you guilty in the past five to 10 years. 

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