Educational Legal Videos

At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC we believe that knowledge is power. That’s why we have taken the time to create the following educational legal videos to help you navigate the complexities of your legal matters. If you have questions about your specific legal issue, please contact our office for a free confidential consultation. We have 68 years of experience. Let our experience work for you.

Estate Planning

Can You Write Your Own Will?

What is the Procedure for a Having a Will Prepared?

What are the Ground for Contesting a Will?

Filling Out a Will Information Worksheet

How to Perform the Duties of Executor of an Estate

Executor Not Paying Beneficiaries

What is a Springing Power of Attorney?

What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

What Happens to Debt After Death?

Do I need a Health Care Proxy?

Can I Disinherit my Spouse?



Why Probate is Necessary in NY

NY Estate Planning Considerations

NY Probate Process

How Long Does Probate Take?

NY Small Estate

What Are Non-Probate Assets?

NY Probate Avoidance

Risks of Avoiding NY Probate

Benefits of Avoiding NY Probate

NY Will Contests

What Happens if I Die Without a Will?

Dying Without a Will in NY

Elder Law

What are Living Trusts?

The Importance of a Living Trust

Do I Need a Life Estate Deed to Protect my House?

What is the NY Statutory Power of Attorney Gift Rider?

What Does an Executor do?

Nursing Home Medicaid Seminar

Medicaid Eligibility 

Medicaid Primary Residence Exemption

What is Emergency Medicaid Planning?

Medicaid Gift Giving

Medicaid Penalty Period

Promissory Notes

Having Medical Requests with a Living Will and Health Care Proxy

Medicaid Spousal Allowances and Exemptions

Updating Your Will if Your Spouse Enters a Nursing Home

Why do I Need a Power of Attorney Before Entering a Nursing Home?

When is Real Estate Exempt for Medicaid Eligibility?

What are Some Medicaid Penalties?

Will the Nursing Home Get My Pension?

Caregiver Agreements

Why do I Need a Health Care Proxy?

Prepaid Funeral Accounts

Transferring Your Home to Your Children with a Life Estate Deed

Landlord Tenant Law

NY Landlord Legal Compliance Update

NY Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – Seminar

How to Prevent Emotional Support Animal Discrimination Lawsuits

Discrimination on the Basis of Lawful Source of Income

Should I Consider Getting a Lease?

Assistance Writing Leases and Rental Agreements

Should I Use a Rental Applications?

Evicting a Tenant with an Attorney

How Long will it Take to Evict a Tenant?

What Documents should Landlords Use?

Mobile Home Tenant Rights

Can I Evict a Tenant who doesn’t Pay Rent?

Can I Evict my Live-In Girlfriend?

What Should I do if a Tenant Dies?

Do I Have to Allow Emotional Assistance Pets?

Smoke Detectors

The Basis of Liability

Certificates of Occupancy

Backflow Preventers

Rented Property Riders

The NY Property Condition Disclosure Act

Personal Injury

What Should I do After I get into an Accident?

How Long Will my Personal Injury Case take?

Will My Personal Injury Case go to Trial?

Should I take the First Settlement Offer?

Do I Have to Sue in a Personal Injury Case?

What Can I Claim After an Auto Accident?

How Long Until I can file a Claim from an Auto Accident?

What if Someone Dies in a Accident?

Is there a Minimum Amount of Medical Bills Needed for a Case?

Can I still Receive Recovery without Immediate Medical Care?

What Should I Do if I have been in a Motorcycle Accident? 

How will I be Compensated?

Can I Recover from Emotional Damages?

Who Can I Sue if My Child Suffers a Personal Injury?

What Should I do if I Got Injured by Faulty Steps?

What Should I do if I Slip and Fall on Ice?

Surface Defects in Commercial Parking Lots

Criminal Defense

The Effects of a Restraining Order

Sealing a Drug Conviction


How Long will my DWI Charge Take?

What are the Penalties for a DWI Conviction?

Will I be Sentenced to Jail Time for a DWI?

Will I Lose my Job From a DWI?

Will I Lose my License From a DWI?

Can I Plea Bargain a DWI?


What is the Legal Limit for BAC?

Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test?

Traffic Violations

Beating a Speeding Ticket

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving and Road Rage

Employers’ Liability for Distracted Driving

Can You Go to Jail for Distracted Driving?

Preventing Texting and Driving

Cell Phone Violations

Business Law

Wage Theft

What are the Best Forms of Business?

How Can I Form a LLC?

Can I Form a Business Online?

What is a Buy-Sell Agreement?

What is a Shareholder Agreement?

What is a Business Asset Purchase Agreement?

C Corp Vs S Corp

Facebook Live Events

Avoiding Probate & Issues With Your Will During Covid-19

Landlord Survival during Covid-19

Tenants’ Rights During Covid-19

Divorce Law

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

How Long Does a Divorce Take?

The Steps in the Divorce Process

The Most Important Issues in Your Divorce

Is a Prenuptial Agreement Required Prior to Marriage?

Separation Agreements

How do I Serve My Spouse with Divorce Papers?

How do I Respond to Divorce Papers?

Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce

Requiring Your Spouse to Pay the Legal Fees

Can We Share the Same Home During the Divorce?

Equitable Distribution

What is Marital Property?

How is a Pension Handled?

How is an Inheritance Treated?

My Spouse Refuses to Sell the House

Spousal Support and Alimony

Child Custody Law

Shared Custody

Joint Custody Vs. Sole Custody

Legal Custody Vs. Residential Custody

Can a Child Choose Their Residency?

Grandparent’s Rights

My Ex Won’t Let Me See the Children

How do Judges Determine Custody?

How do the Courts Decide on Visitation?

Can I Relocate to Another State with the Children?

Child Support Law

How Long is Child Support Paid for?

Filing for Support When Your Ex Lives in Another State

Extracurricular Activities

My Ex Stopped Paying Child Support

Estimating Your Child Support Payments

How are Non-Reimbursed Medical Bills Paid?

Is Child Support Taxable?

Real Estate Law

What are the Steps in Buying a Home?

What are My Possible Costs when Buying a House?

Do I need Rented Property Riders?

Advantages of LLCs for Real Estate Investors

What are the Most Common Mistakes when Buying Real Estate Investment Property?

The Attorney’s Role in a Real Estate Matter

The Risks of Land Contracts

Closing Costs

Environmental Issues

Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make