Unfortunately, no one lives forever. As New Yorkers age, it is important to make plans for the end of their life. These plans should include retirement and estate planning. In spite of this, CNBC reports that 45 percent of Americans 55 years and older do not have a will.
In 2015, many New Yorkers celebrated the landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriages. However, like any other marriages, many of these ended in divorce. This is about where the similarity ends as LGBT divorcees face unique problems that others do not.
In a textbook case of a messy divorce, actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are entangled in lawsuits after their separation in 2017. Heard alleged in 2018 that she was the victim domestic abuse at Depp's hands. Her accusations had consequences for both actors' careers.
If you and your spouse decide to split up in New York, you are probably dreading the divorce proceedings. One way to decrease the stress involved with splitting up is to use a mediator, who is a neutral third party who guides you through all divorce considerations such as property, asset and debt division as well as spousal and child support.
Sherry Levin Wallach, who leads the firms Women's Law Group, is a tireless advocate for the legal rights of New Yorkers in more ways than one. Not only is she an expert in criminal defense, but she is a frequent lecturer and organizer for continuing legal education. Most recently, Sherry who is Secretary of the New York State Bar Association is co-chairing its Task Force on Incarceration Release Planning and Programs. This includes examining re-entry planning and programming in preparation for and after, a person's release from incarceration. The Task Force focused its report on several aspects of re-entry planning and programs including housing, education, assisted outpatient treatment for people with mental illness, the barriers faced by people with sex offense convictions, funding and the importance of having formally incarcerated people intricately involved in all aspects of re-entry planning and programs.
Non-disclosure agreements, when they work, help form a shield around your New York company's sensitive information and prevent your workers from giving the information out to competitors and also prevent unfair competition from the use of your own company's documents. However, if you do not spell out certain provisions before your workers sign your NDA, you might find your agreement is harder to enforce.