No-Fault vs. Fault Divorce: What Are the Differences?

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Marriage is a form of a contract, and until very recently, when a spouse wanted to end that contract, state laws required them to state a reason for the contract’s termination. As marriage laws evolved, states adopted “no-fault” divorce laws that substantially simplified the divorce process. New York and New Jersey have their own forms of “no-fault” divorce laws, and …

When to Call It Quits on Your Marriage

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Marriage takes commitment and is a constant work in progress. While some couples can work through the tricky and obstacle-laden terrain, others may be questioning whether it’s time to call it quits. Marriages aren’t all sunshine and buttercups. Couples will disagree, and tensions will flare. If your relationship with a spouse has become toxic, or you are both emotionally “checked-out,” …

Finding Peace During Divorce

By adminFamily Law Attorney

Divorce is one of the most challenging experiences many people go through. Maintaining personal peace throughout the process can make the present and future easier. Not only can finding mental balance help you survive the emotional upheaval, but it can lead to calmer and more level-headed decisions at a time when this is crucial. Staying positive may not come easily …

What to Do When a Traffic Violation Results in Personal Injury

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Most car accidents occur because at least one of the drivers involved was doing something unsafe like speeding, looking at a phone, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving while drowsy. Some of these unsafe practices, like speeding, can be traffic violations on their own. Others, like drowsy driving, might technically be legal, but they may lead …

Driving During Outbreak: How to Keep Your Vehicle COVID-19 Free

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There’s no hiding from the stark reality about this global pandemic. Everyone is aware of the transmission risks and the necessity to safeguard oneself from the virus. Despite quarantine measures, many New York and New Jersey residents are considered “essential” workers who must travel to and from their place of employment every day, whether that’s by personal vehicle, rideshare, taxi, …

6 Top Driving Distractions to Avoid

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The personal injury lawyers at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman understand the devastation that can follow when you take your eyes off the road for even a moment. Here are some ways to protect yourself and others. Common driving distractions and how to avoid them Nearly one in 10 fatal accidents involve distracted driving. Interruptions to your attention can come in …

4 Questions to Ask Your Car Accident Lawyer

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If you were seriously injured in a car accident due to another motorist’s negligence, you need legal counsel. There is no shortage of attorneys specializing in personal injury cases, but you need to determine who can best represent you. Asking the right questions during a consultation is key to making the correct decision during this difficult time in your life. …

KGG Law Announces 2019 Pre-Law Scholarship Winner Joshua Weinfeld

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The New York law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman is very pleased to announce that Rockland Community College Honors student Joshua Weinfeld is the recipient of the 2019 KGG Law Pre-Law Scholarship. Each year for nearly four decades we have provided a financial scholarship to an outstanding graduating RCC student who is going on to a 4-year college and who has …

Giving to a Dying Spouse: What Are the Tax Implications?

By adminMatrimonial, News

NY & NJ estate lawyer Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. Mr. Goldhamer was selected to the Super Lawyers® list in 2014-15. In addition to practicing matrimonial law, he maintains a busy schedule of lectures, charitable work, and media appearances. From Paul Goldhamer, Esq.: Say taxpayer Harry is likely to live only a few …

$500K Capital Gain Exemption on House Sale Explained

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New York & New Jersey estate lawyer Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman. Mr. Goldhamer is a 2014-2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers® honoree. Above and beyond his work in matrimonial law, he keeps up a full schedule of teaching, charity work, and TV and radio appearances. From Paul Goldhamer, Esq.: A house is in …