Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will have marijuana convictions expunged from their criminal records under New York’s new marijuana laws effective March 31, 2021. About 107,000 convictions will be automatically expunged. A conviction on your criminal record is normally permanent. Marijuana convictions can lead to the denial of various applications, including  Section 8 housing […]

New Power of Attorney Law Effective June 13, 2021

New Power of Attorney Law Effective June 13, 2021

The New York power of attorney law (POA) allows you to designate an agent to manage your financial affairs. It avoids the need for time-consuming and expensive guardianship proceedings when a person becomes incapacitated. The current power of attorney form can be complex and difficult to use. The new POA law, effective June 13, 2021, amends […]

New 2021 Medicaid, Medicare, VA Pension & Estate Tax Numbers

New 2021 Medicaid, Medicare, VA Pension & Estate Tax Numbers

How much are the 2021 Medicare benefit deductibles?: hospital deductible $1,484, co-insurance (days 61-90) $371/day, and skilled nursing facility co-insurance (days 21-100) $185.50/day. How much are the 2021 Medicaid Institutional and Community/Home Care resource and income allowances? (Community / Home Care Benefits are in parenthesis): resource allowance $15,900 ($15,950), income allowance $50 ($884), community spouse […]

What’s The Difference Between a NY Life Estate and a Living Trust ?

What’s The Difference Between A NY Life Estate And A Living Trust ?

To preserve your home from the devastating costs of nursing home care, you can  transfer it to your children with either a life estate deed or a deed to an irrevocable living trust. With both the NY life estate deed and the irrevocable living trust : You will avoid probate. You can preserve your home […]

Can a NY Condominium Association Board Ban Smoking?

Can a NY Condominium Association Board Ban Smoking?

Yes, New York condominium boards can implement no smoking policies.  It is usually impossible to prevent a neighbor’s  secondhand smoke from entering your  condominium. Even running a purifier  may not remedy the problem. According to the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, no standard ventilation system or air purifier can completely remove […]

Children Are Dying From Dangerous Products Because Of This Law

Children Are Dying From Dangerous Products Because Of This Law
NY products liability lawyer answers the question of how does the federal Consumer Product Safety Act prevent child safety and dangerous product safety disclosures? Good Morning. I am Bob Friedman, Attorney with Friedman & Ranzenhofer, and PC. Welcome to the December 18th, 2020 edition of the Legal Survival Channel: Today’s Legal News You Can Use. During your [...]

Are NY Town And Village Courts Closed Due To Coronavirus?

Are NY Town And Village Courts Closed Due To Coronavirus?
New York attorney Robert Friedman explains new court safety protocols effective December 9, 2020. Good Morning. I am Bob Friedman, Attorney with Friedman & Ranzenhofer, and PC. Welcome to the December 14th, 2020 edition of the Legal Survival Channel: Today’s Legal News You Can Use For many months, the New York Unified Court System has permitted in-person [...]

How Can My NY Will Be Signed Remotely?

How Can My Ny Will Be Signed Remotely?
New York estate planning attorney Robert Friedman discusses how remote signing, notarization and witnessing of estate planning documents has been extended until January 1, 2021. Good Morning. I am Bob Friedman, Attorney with Friedman & Ranzenhofer, and PC. Welcome to the December 10th, 2020 edition of the Legal Survival Channel: Today’s Legal News You Can Use New [...]

NY Attorney General Sues Buffalo Diocese For Sexual Abuse

NY Attorney General Sues Buffalo Diocese For Sexual Abuse
NY attorney Robert Friedman discusses how the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests. Good Morning. I am Bob Friedman attorney with Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC. Welcome to the November 24th  , 2020 edition of the Legal Survival Channel: Today’s Legal News You Can Use. New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo [...]