What Not to Do During Your Divorce

By adminDivorce attorney

The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale ranks the stress of divorce second only to the death of a spouse or child. Divorce stresses people out more than imprisonment, death of another family member, personal injury or illness, or losing employment. High levels of cortisol stress hormone can alter the brain’s ability to function properly, including: Disrupting synapse regulation Causing a …

Interesting Estate Issue on Joint Accounts

By Andrew OrlanderFamily Law Attorney

NY and NJ divorce lawyer Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, with office locations in Bergen County, New Jersey and Rockland County, New York.  Among many other awards and citations Mr. Goldhamer has accrued over the years, Superlawyers.com honored Paul with its prestigious “Super Lawyer” designation in 2014. When not practicing law, Mr. Goldhamer keeps …

Can Alimony Payments Be Terminated When You Retire?

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NY and NJ divorce lawyer Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, with office locations in Bergen County, New Jersey and Rockland County, New York.  Among many other awards and citations Mr. Goldhamer has accrued over the years, Superlawyers.com honored Paul with its prestigious “Super Lawyer” designation in 2014. When not practicing law, Mr. Goldhamer …

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

By Sarah KleinAccident Attorney

The death of someone who is close to you can be emotionally devastating. The emotional impact of that death is especially traumatic when it was caused by another person’s negligence or malfeasance. The wrongful death attorneys at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman have prepared this brief guide to help anyone who is experiencing that emotional trauma to determine if they can …

In-Flight Injuries on Airplanes: Who Is Responsible?

By adminPersonal Injury Lawsuits

People are injured every year due to events that happen during their flight. One of the most common causes of injury, for example, is a passenger being hurt by an overhead bin opening and the contents falling out. As airline travelers know, the contents of bins can be heavy luggage. Another frequent cause of injury is caused by food carts. …

2019 Estate Tax Exemptions: See the Numbers

By adminFamily Law Attorney, News

New York and New Jersey estate lawyer Paul Goldhamer, Esq. is a founding partner of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman in Rockland County and Bergen County. Mr. Goldhamer is proud to have been honored as a “Super Lawyer” by the legal site Superlawyers.com. When not practicing family and matrimonial law, Paul keeps busy with charitable efforts, lectures, public talks and appearances on radio …

Brandon Rothstein, Esq. Named a 2018 Hudson Valley Parent Favorite Lawyer

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Brandon Rothstein, Esq. from Kantrowitz, Goldhamer and Graifman has been recognized for exceptional legal care. All year, lawyers at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer and Graifman go above and beyond to provide clients with exceptional legal care. This service has been recognized and appreciated by their clients this year with the coveted title of 2018 Hudson Valley Parent Favorite Lawyer. The lawyers at …

How Will Divorce Impact My Social Security Benefits?

By adminDivorce attorney

Social Security can be an important benefit for older people because it supplies income once one has retired. In general, people become eligible at the age of 62, although benefits taken then are lower than they will be at full retirement age (FRA). FRA is reached between 65 and 67, depending on the year of their birth. (For people born …

New Jersey Landowner Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents

By adminSlip and fall accidents

Nationwide, more than 800,000 people per year are injured severely enough to be hospitalized by slip and fall accidents. Twenty percent of these are due to injuries to the head or a broken hip. Tragically, deaths from falls have increased 30% in recent years. If you or a loved one has slipped or fallen and injured yourself on a landowner’s …

New Year Brings New Alimony Tax Rules

By Dawn SnyderDivorce attorney

The new year ushered in big changes in the federal tax law – one that now impact alimony payments. While the change directly affects how alimony is treated, it is expected to indirectly influence the way other settlement and divorce divisions are implemented as well. Tax burden shifts under new tax law Historically, the party paying alimony (the higher-earning spouse, …