Rockland County Personal Injury Law Blog

Who Gets to Keep a Pet After a Divorce?

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Unfortunately, one of the most common client questions our divorce attorneys run into is “who gets to keep the pets after my divorce?” Sadly, animals are not considered “people”, like children, in the eyes of the court. Rather, they are considered assets, no different from silverware, jewelry, cars or your home. As many people think of their pets as their children, the division or custody of pets can cause contention during a divorce. Recently, a Huffington Post article reported that 71.1 million American households own pets. As a result, an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers survey showed that nearly a quarter of lawyers were seeing issues in cases involving pet custody over the past year. In some cases, when agreements cannot be made between divorcing parties, judges have to step in and decide how to split up pets or rule on custody. This is why it is important to work…
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Happy Halloween! Keep Your Children Safe from Pedestrian Accidents

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

As you celebrate Halloween this Friday, try to stay safe by avoiding drinking and driving and keeping an eye on your children. Remember, children are more prone to pedestrian accidents, especially around the holidays. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children are four times more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other night of the year. If you are monitoring children who are trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, make sure that you plan to take safe routes. Additionally, make sure that when you cross the street, you use all crosswalks, and if you are driving, make sure you operate your vehicle at a safe speed. Additionally, the CDC says that you should: Purchase or make Halloween costumes from flame-resistant materials. Pick brightly colored costumes or add your own reflective tape so motorists can see your child. Attach your child’s name, address and…
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Can I Sue Home Depot for Exposing my Credit Card Information?

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

As we reported last month, the class action attorneys at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. have filed a lawsuit over the credit card data breach at Home Depot, which has affected the identities of up to 56 million cardholders who shopped at the store. Recently, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that at least 21 federal lawsuits had been filed against the home improvement superstore as of October 10. The news outlet reported that the lawsuits (along with ours) are attempting to gain class action status, allowing them to represent the large group of people impacted by the data breach. It should be noted that as of last week, Home Depot had not responded to the lawsuits. The company has until December 15 to answer allegations in several of the lawsuits, as a federal court in Atlanta decides how it will move forward with processing claims. The breach was truly egregious….
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