Judge John J. Kelly, sitting in the Family Court of Suffolk County, recently rendered a decision in a custody case that the children's best interest required that they be returned to the custody of their father. The case presented to him was a permanency hearing brought by the Department of Social Services. The Social Services Department had … [Read more...]
New York No-fault Divorce Law is a Big Hit!
On October 12, 2010, New York became the 50th state to embrace no-fault divorce. The new ground for divorce in New York is that there has been an irreparable breakdown in the marriage for a period six months.Husbands and wives have been eagerly going to lawyers offices to take advantage of the new no-fault divorce law. Individuals who, in the … [Read more...]
Why Have an Irrevocable Trust?
Wills, revocable trusts, and irrevocable trusts are all estate planning devices. Revocable trusts are a type of trust that can be changed, modified, or revoked at anytime. This type of trust allows you to change your mind with regard to all aspects of the terms of the trust. These trusts are very flexible. Uses of a revocable trust: 1. … [Read more...]