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Things You Should Know About the Fiduciary Rule

On March 15, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the United States Labor Department acted outside of its authority by creating the fiduciary rule and no longer has the authority to enforce this Obama-era protection for retirement savers. The fiduciary rule required financial advisors to act solely in their clients’ best interest […]

Understanding Misconduct During a Divorce Proceeding and Its Consequences

In New York, you can seek a “fault” or a “no-fault” divorce. Fault-based grounds means that one person allegedly committed an act against the other party, while no-fault-based grounds simply means that the marriage irretrievably broke down for at least six months. Either way, misconduct can factor into divorce proceedings and affect the outcome of […]

Does Your Estate Plan Warrant More Than Just A Will?

    Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to protect your assets and successors then congratulations are in order – you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a necessary document that every person who owns assets should have, it is still […]

How Does a Prenuptial Agreement Impact Your Estate Plan?

George and Ginny had a great marriage, with an extended family to whom they wanted to leave everything when they passed. Unfortunately, Ginny was then diagnosed with cancer. She began to worry: What could happen if she died before George did, and George remarried? Or vice versa? What if the second spouse started pushing to […]

Why You Need a Power of Attorney Now More than Ever

It is beneficial for all seniors to create a detailed estate plan, regardless of how much money they have or what their family situation is like. Part of an effective estate plan is appointing a power of attorney, which is perhaps more important than ever now that we are in the midst of the COVID-19 […]

How to Get Sole Custody as a Single Parent

After a divorce, mothers and fathers seek sole custody for a variety of reasons that they believe to be in the best interest of a child. This is the alternative to joint custody, where both parents share co-parenting duties and responsibilities. From your local family law experts in Brooklyn, here’s what you need to know […]

Baby Boomers Wield the Most Financial Power of Any Living Generation

The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964, and according to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 million strong. This number represents nearly 20 percent of the American public. As they enter their 60, 70, and 80th decades, their influence will help to guide […]

Why It Is Important to Routinely Check Your Estate Plan

You should check your estate planning documents every so often, to make sure they’re still good, especially with big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change. That’s why we recommend that you consult us for an estate-plan check-up every five years […]

Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s You Should Know

Identifying early signs of dementia may result in the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future. There are signs an individual and the loved ones can look for that can help individuals and family members recognize the beginnings of dementia. If you have concerns about any of the following possibilities, encourage your […]

Working from Home Tips for Spouses During Quarantine

Working from home has been a growing trend for people in a variety of industries in recent years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced more employees into work-at-home situations than ever before. Certain types of people thrive professionally while working from home, but this arrangement can become more complicated when spouses are suddenly working together […]