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By Katie Sawyer on July 21, 2016

We’ve all heard stories time and time again from our friends and families about their cosigning mistakes. We may hear of a friend who cosigned on a loan for his girlfriend, they broke up, she stopped paying, and it destroyed his credit, or, maybe a parent stepped in as a cosigner for a child with no established credit for his first car and ended up making the payments. 

By Steven Cohen on July 18, 2016

Diane Tiveron talks with Civil Litigation Chair Steven Cohen about what your rights are when stopped by the police. Listen here.

By Chelsea Neubecker on July 15, 2016

Money tops the list of reasons for divorce. The risk that any marriage will end in divorce is about 45 percent. One of the major discrepancies that come up is in how men and women view money—women tend to view money as a means of security, while men conversely view it as a source of power and status. 

By Steven Wiseman on July 13, 2016

One of the most frequently asked questions I am asked by a client who is getting divorced is whether his or her  spouse can be forced to move out of the residence they are living in together.  At face value it is a fair and logical question, it seeming to be simply common sense that in all but a few instances where the parties are able to peacefully coexist, living together during a divorce is likely to be stressful, acrimonious, and uncomfortable.

By Katie Sawyer on July 8, 2016

Would you move forward with buying your dream home if you were informed a murder had taken place there? What about if the property is haunted? Understandably, many people would not. 

By Randy Mallaber on June 30, 2016

Vaccines play an important role in our health care by reducing mortality rates and in many cases wiping-out terrible diseases that have wreaked havoc on the human population throughout history.  While the vast majority of people who receive vaccines do not have any negative reactions to them, there is a small percentage of the population that does have a negative reaction and at times, that negative reaction can be serious. 

By William Lorenz, Jr. on June 22, 2016

Ever wonder what happens to your favorite characters after the movie ends?  Want to take those characters and put them in your own movie?  If you are not careful, you might find yourself and your “fan film” facing a federal lawsuit.

By Chelsea Neubecker on June 20, 2016

A recent N.Y. Court of Appeals case, Matter of Columbia County Support Collection Unit v. Risley, 2016 N.Y. LEXIS 1603, 2016 NY Slip Op 04325 (N.Y. June 7, 2016), may be of interest for those involved in family law matters, specifically the regulations governing child support.

By Chelsea Neubecker on June 20, 2016

In early June 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed new legislation that is targeted at ending payday debt traps. 

By Michael Colletta on June 9, 2016

An order of protection is a court order directing an individual to stay away and refrain from communicating with another, or to refrain from “offensive conduct” toward another.  

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