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E-cigarettes Are Not the Healthy Alternative to Cigarettes that We Hoped For – and E-cigarette Companies are to Blame

As the popularity of e-cigarettes across the country has spiked, so has the number of cases of a dangerous, deadly, and mysterious respiratory illness. Vaping, the increasingly popular practice of inhaling vapor from a device by heating a liquid that can contain nicotine, marijuana, or other drugs, has been used in the United States for Read More

10 Ways to Stay Safe at College Parties

Whether at frat parties, house parties, or playing drinking games in a dorm room, chances are if you’re in college, you will go out from time to time. There is a lot of fun to be had in college and whether you drink or not, these ten tips can help keep you safe on your Read More

7 Ways to Stay Safe Using A Rideshare Service

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become the norm in most American cities. The convenience and availability have made this type of travel popular for both work and leisure. However, while the popularity of rideshare services has skyrocketed, so have the risks. Stories like the one about the South Carolina college student who was Read More

Five Things to Know Before You File for Divorce in New York State

As a New Yorker, you have options when divorcing. You can file for no-fault divorce by asserting that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for at least six months. You can also assert misconduct on grounds such as adultery, abandonment, cruel and inhuman treatment, and a legal separation of more than a year. Read More

What to Do After Your Construction Site Accident

Despite the federal rules that govern safety on construction sites, accidents happen. Sometimes accidents are just that – an unfortunate result of inherently dangerous work. But sometimes an equipment failure or issue with the site itself points to rules that were broken by owners, contractors or manufacturers. Unfortunately, injurious accidents happen all too often in Read More

How to Ensure Health Insurance Coverage After a Divorce

Under New York State Domestic Relations Law , health insurance companies are not required to provide health care coverage for divorced spouses. This means that if you are covered by your husband’s medical benefits, or vice versa, and one of you has filed for divorce, you may lose insurance coverage under your former spouse’s health Read More

The Basics: Navigating Your Child Custody Case

Contested child custody cases can be highly emotional. Almost all custody cases can be “won,” which, of course, means that almost all custody cases can be “lost,” regardless of whether you are the mother or father, or the custodial parent or the non-custodial parent. Parents often compete to show the Court that he or she Read More

There is No Greater Bond than that of Siblings

There is nothing else like a sibling bond. Full-blood siblings as well as half-blood siblings all have a statutory right to visitation when they have been separated and contact between them has been limited. Many Courts see sibling contact as almost “a right” of a child even where the custodial adults do not get along Read More

Michael Meth one of “10 Best” family law attorneys in client satisfaction

CHESTER — The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Michael D. Meth as one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in 2015. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Read More

Downward Modification of Child Support

77 A.D.3d 740Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York. In the Matter of Stella ARANOVA, respondent,v.Dimitriy ARANOV, appellant. In the Matter of Dimitriy Aranov, appellant,v.Stella Aranova, respondent.Oct. 12, 2010. Synopsis Background: In related child support proceedings, the father appealed from an order of the Family Court, Queens County, Richroath, J., which denied his objections Read More