Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • Whatever reasons for a divorce, the property needs to be split

    || 22-Apr-2014

    According to New York State Department of Health statistics, divorce rates have increased in our state during recent years. While it's not entirely clear why the numbers have increased, it does appear that many individuals put off divorce during the recession years only to wait until divorce seemed more affordable. It must be kept in mind that many of these couples would have divorced ...
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  • Mass transit, safety regulations, and traffic violations

    || 18-Apr-2014

    Getting a speeding or traffic ticket may not be fun, but readers can probably appreciate that lawmakers’ concern for the public’s safety is probably a rationale behind many such citations. Compliance with traffic laws is especially vital for mass transit operators, who are entrusted with the safety of their passengers. Readers may recall the derailing incident of a Metro-North Railroad ...
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  • Family law disputes involving children need to remain kid-focused

    || 7-Apr-2014

    According to a New York child psychiatrist, children suffer greatly in a divorce due to their almost total dependence upon their parents. When children perceive that one parent is no longer reliant upon the other parent, they may feel that they may also not be cherished. The reaction of children in the event of a divorce may be dependent upon their age. However, an adjustment period is likely for ...
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  • Courteous driving may help in avoiding traffic citations

    || 4-Apr-2014

    Under New York law, an officer can issue a reckless driving summons under certain circumstances, such as when there is reasonable cause to suspect that a driver has endangered others on a public highway. Yet a recent editorial in the Poughkeepsie Journal begs the question of whether there may be a connection between lack of common driver courtesy and the criminal consequences of unlawful driving ...
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