Remember Estate Tax Changes In 2014

By MatadorAdminFamily Law Attorney

As the 2014 calendar year kicked off recently, it is important to remember that you should review your will, establish one and/or have other estate documents reviewed. CBS News reported recently that a number of federal tax limits have changed in 2014, as the amount for the unified estate and gift tax exclusions will increase from $5.25 million to $5.34 …

Barry S. Kantrowitz Appointed to Fill Rockland County Legislative Vacancy

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The attorneys at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. are excited to announce that Barry S. Kantrowitz has been appointed to fill the Rockland County Legislature vacancy in District #5, made possible by the departure of Ed Day, who was recently sworn in as County Executive. In her motion nominating Kantrowitz for the legislature seat, Harriet Cornell the outgoing Chair of …

Former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer and Wife Announce Split

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According to the Associated Press, former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife have announced that their two-plus-decade marriage is over. The couple issued a statement last month announcing the split, saying, “We regret that our marital relationship has come to an end and we have agreed not to make any other public statement on this subject.” As of …

Dump Truck and Tractor-Trailer Collide in Ramapo, One Injured

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According to LoHud.com, a 21-year-old man was injured in a truck accident on Route 202 in Ramapo on December 26. The injured driver was trapped inside his 1992 Isuzu dump truck following the accident, which occurred around 2:23 p.m., near the intersection of Old Route 202. Emergency workers spent several hours trying to extricate him from the vehicle. The driver …

Make Sure You Stay Physically and Socially Active Following a Divorce

By MatadorAdminFamily Law Attorney

The Huffington Post had an interesting story last week, giving tips for people on how to stay healthy following a divorce. According to Gallup poll findings, people who go through a divorce score lower than married individuals on measures of physical and mental health, the HuffPost reported. According to the site’s article, titled “3 Ways To Stay Healthy During Divorce”, …

One Worker Killed, Two Injured in Maybrook Construction Accident

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According to LoHud.com, one worker was killed and two others were injured in a Maybrook construction accident on December 2, when a retaining wall built by a Nanuet company collapsed. LoHud.com reported that emergency responders were called to the scene of the accident at 918 Homestead Avenue, after the wall collapsed while workers were pouring fresh concrete near a large …

Khloe Kardashian Seeks Divorce From Lamar Odom

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According to CBS News, reality television star Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband, former NBA star Lamar Odom. Kardashian, 29, filed divorce papers in a Los Angeles court on December 13. In her paperwork, she cited “irreconcilable differences”. She also reportedly asked the judge to change her name from “Odom”, and she is not asking for spousal …

State Trooper Killed in Thruway Truck Accident

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According to the Associated Press, a New York state trooper died following a truck accident on the Thruway on December 17. On December 16, trooper David Cunniff, 35, was inside his patrol car behind the vehicle he had pulled over on Interstate 90’s eastbound lanes, according to the AP. A truck subsequently struck from behind his car and he was …

Jennifer Lopez Seeks Name Change, Custody in Divorce Case

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According to Fox News, actress and musician Jennifer Lopez has filed court documents in an attempt to change her name legally, and is asking for joint legal and physical custody of her two children in her divorce case. Lopez, 41, separated from her husband/singer Marc Anthony in July 2011, with Anthony filing a divorce petition in 2012. Lopez is reportedly …

NY to Install LED Lights to Prevent Wrong-Way Accidents

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According to NBC News, New York will begin using LED signs and text alerts sent to drivers’ phones and local police departments in an effort to prevent wrong-way driving accidents on the Thruway. NBC reported that the system uses Doppler radar to detect wrong-way drivers and is being installed at the Buffalo exit at the Niagara Expressway, also known as …