Category Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC Blog

Your Parental Rights

Your Parental Rights

Do you have questions about your parental rights? We want to help you understand what you are legally entitled to as a part. Give this a read then call us for a consultation right away. Custody agreements include two parts. First, the parent who has Physical Custody of the child provides the permanent residence where the child […]

Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will have marijuana convictions expunged from their criminal records under New York’s new marijuana laws effective March 31, 2021. About 107,000 convictions will be automatically expunged. A conviction on your criminal record is normally permanent. Marijuana convictions can lead to the denial of various applications, including  Section 8 housing […]

New Power of Attorney Law Effective June 13, 2021

New Power of Attorney Law Effective June 13, 2021

The New York power of attorney law (POA) allows you to designate an agent to manage your financial affairs. It avoids the need for time-consuming and expensive guardianship proceedings when a person becomes incapacitated. The current power of attorney form can be complex and difficult to use. The new POA law, effective June 13, 2021, amends […]

3 Auto Accident Facts

3 Auto Accident Facts

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a car wreck? Check out these 3 auto accident facts that you should know, then give our Rochester office a call. Auto-Accident Claims There are 3 categories of damages First is medical bills, second is lost wages, third is for pain and suffering Timeframe for Filing […]

Speeding Ticket Defense

Speeding Ticket Defense

Did you get caught speeding in WNY? Read this article about beating a speeding ticket with our help. Call our Rochester traffic ticket attorneys for guidance regarding speeding ticket defense. Our clients often ask us about the consequences of speeding tickets. It can result in higher insurance rates, loss of your license, and even loss of your […]

What’s The Difference Between A NY Life Estate And A Living Trust ?

What’s The Difference Between A NY Life Estate And A Living Trust

To preserve your home from the devastating costs of nursing home care, you can  transfer it to your children with either a life estate deed or a deed to an irrevocable living trust. With both the NY life estate deed and the irrevocable living trust : You will avoid probate. You can preserve your home […]

How Do I Get Free New York Legal Information, Forms & Answers?

How Do I Get Free New York Legal Information, Forms & Answers

Ten Ways to Obtain Free NY Legal Help Robert Friedman, Attorney The New York legal system can be very intimidating and confusing to most people. Ever since I started practicing law in 1979, I have been providing free New York legal information as a public service. Forty years ago, I started writing my real estate […]

What Is The NY Scaffold Law?

What Is The NY Scaffold Law

New York  Labor Law Sections 240 and 241, the “Scaffolding Law”  protects the rights of construction workers or visitors who suffer a fall or are struck by a falling object. Property owners and contractors must provide scaffolding and other safety measures to protect workers and visitors, including  scaffolding, hoists, ladders, slings, hangers, pulleys, and ropes. […]

How Much Do NY Juries Award for Pain and Suffering?

How Much Do NY Juries Award for Pain and Suffering

Unlike some other states, New York law does not set a hard cap on awards for an injury victim’s pain and suffering, which cannot be objectively measured. Instead, a New York verdict is excessive or inadequate if it deviates materially from what would be reasonable compensation. New York courts look to prior awards for comparable […]