Author Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer

Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Cases Involving Death

Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Cases Involving Death

Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Cases Involving Death As an experienced Rochester personal Injury Lawyer I am occasionally asked about cases that involve someone dying. That really changes the nature and the complexion of your case. In this type of case, you have what’s called a Wrongful Death case, and that is you’re suing for […]

Rochester Child Support Lawyer Explains Whether or Not Child Support is Tax Deductible

Rochester Child Support Lawyer

When people come to see me as an experienced Rochester Child Support Lawyer, wanting to know whether they can deduct child support payments on their tax return, the simple answer is no, you cannot. Child support is not a deductible expense. It’s not something you should try to claim. Are you trying to claim your child […]

Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Dying Without a Will

Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Dying Without a Will

As a Rochester Estate Planning lawyer, clients often ask me what will happen if they die without a will. Contrary to popular belief, your estate will not go to the state of New York if you die without a will in most instances. However, if you have a spouse and children, they will receive your […]

Rochester Divorce Lawyer Describes Marital Property

Rochester Divorce Lawyer

Clients often come to see me as an experienced Rochester Divorce Lawyer, asking what constitutes marital property. I explain that marital property is defined as any property you acquire during the marriage. It is distinguished from property acquired prior to the marriage, which is referred to as separate property. Any property you acquire during your […]

Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury Claims

As an experienced Rochester Personal Injury Attorney, I receive a lot of questions from accident victims. One of the most frequently asked questions I hear is regarding personal injury claims and what can be claimed in an an automobile accident. What I tell people is there are three claim categories. The first claim category is […]

Can I Move to Another State with My Children After Divorce?

Rochester Child Custody Attorney

Clients often come to see me and ask if they can relocate to another state with the children. I tell them that, in cases where the other parent has regular contact with the child, you need one of two things in order to be permitted to relocate with your child. First, the parent with whom the […]

What is a Rented Property Rider?

Rochester Real Estate Lawyer Discusses Rented Property Riders

I am often asked whether or not real estate investors should use a rented property rider as part of the contract. This is a very essential document in which there is disclosure as far as the leases, security deposits, and terms of the lease. Also, one very important provision is the right of the buyer […]

Rochester Divorce Attorney Explains How You Should Respond to a Divorce Complaint

Rochester Divorce Attorney

When a potential client comes to see me as a Rochester Divorce Attorney having been served with a summons, they want to know how long they have to respond. In the state of New York, if you’ve been served personally – in other words, if someone has handed you the summons – the rule states […]

Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Settlements

Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Settlements

Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Settlements As an experienced Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer, when a perspective client comes into our Rochester office here, they often have had the experience where someone has contacted them from the insurance company and they’ve received an offer. It’s the first offer, generally, and they want to know should they […]

Rochester Child Custody Lawyer on Legal Custody vs Residential Custody

Rochester Child Custody Lawyer

A lot of the people who come to see me as a dedicated Rochester Child Custody Lawyer, and ask questions about the difference between the concepts of legal custody and residential custody. Simply put, legal custody is concerned with who is responsible for making those important legal decisions that direct the child’s life such as where the […]