Penalties for Underage DUI

When an individual is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, they are subject to serious consequences that may alter the rest of their lives. Typically, a driving while intoxicated charge is issued if a person is found to be driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher. However, things are aRead More

How is spousal maintenance determined?

In any divorce, one of the questions that often arises is that of spousal maintenance or alimony. In some cases, the court will decide that spousal maintenance isn’t necessary while in others, the court needs to follow a set of guidelines to determine the award. The courts will often assess a complex set of factorsRead More

How do I adopt a step-child?

What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are many different kinds of adoptions. Some of these include domestic adoption, international adoption, private adoption, and also step-child adoption. In a lot of situations, step-parents and step-children form a strong bond. However, unless legal steps are taken, the step-parent will not be able toRead More

NYC Bans E-Cigarettes

Laws throughout cities, states, and across the country may be required to change over time to stay relevant with present-day technology. As a New Yorker, it is your responsibility to know when laws change to ensure that you do not find yourself unintentionally committing a crime. This week, New York City announced that it isRead More