When is a NY Husband or Wife Disqualified to Inherit as a Surviving Spouse?

When is a NY Husband or Wife Disqualified to Inherit as a Surviving Spouse

A New York spouse who is legally married to a decedent at the time of his or her death has a right to inherit an “elective” share of the assets. If the decedent dies without a will and without children, the surviving spouse is entitled to the entire estate. If there is no will but […]

How Do I Choose the Best NY Truck Accident Lawyer Near Me?

How Do I Choose the Best NY Truck Accident Lawyer Near Me

Are you trying to find “the best truck accident attorney near me?” The damages caused by truck accidents are often very devastating. Therefore, it is very important for truck accident victims to be competently and vigorously represented in order to be fully compensated. The Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC experienced attorneys have an in-depth understanding of […]

Support Truck Crash Victims By Donating To Truck Safety Coalition’s “Hope Against All Odds” Campaign

Support Truck Crash Victims by Donating To Truck Safety Coalition’s “Hope Against All Odds” Campaign

On GivingTuesday, November 29, 2022 the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC), which fights for safer commercial trucking nationwide, will debut its national fundraising campaign, “HOPE Against All Odds” to help improve the lives of truck accident survivors and victim families as well as fund TSC’s safety advocacy efforts across America. Why “HOPE Against All Odds”? Because […]

Hearts and Hands: Faith In Action

Hearts and Hands is All About Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Phyllis Klemp of Getzville may be 94, but she like to keep active. When she needs a ride she can count on a volunteer with Hearts and Hands. Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC is glad to continue our sixty-seven year tradition of community service by supporting Hearts and Hands-Faith in Action’s (HAH) valuable assistance to the elderly […]

Can a Copy of a NY Last Will & Testament Be Probated?

Can a Copy of a NY Last Will & Testament Be Probated

Yes. A lost or destroyed will may be admitted to probate pursuant to New York Surrogates Court Procedure Act (SCPA) 1407 only if: It is established that the will has not been revoked, and Execution of the will is proved in the manner required for the probate of an existing will, and All of the […]

NY Landlord Did Not Prove Nuisance in Order To Vacate ERAP Stay

Landlord Did Not Prove Nuisance in Order To Vacate ERAP Stay

Landlord commenced a holdover eviction proceeding against tenant alleging that more than three individuals reside in the apartment in violation of the lease agreement, the Yonkers City Code, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Regulations. In its notice to cure, landlord further asserted that tenant caused damage to the premises and failed to maintain the unit. […]

Landlords Must Provide Reserved Parking Spaces for Disabled Tenants

Landlords Must Provide Reserved Parking Spaces for Disabled Tenants

Must landlords provide reserved parking spaces for disabled tenants who request it? Yes, the Fair Housing Act requires landlords to make reasonable accommodations in their rules, policies, practices, or services when needed to provide persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to use or enjoy a dwelling.  A reserved parking space is a common reasonable accommodation […]

Fifteen Ways to Avoid Probate – November 8, 2022

Fifteen Ways to Avoid Probate | November 8, 2022

Robert Friedman of Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC Attorneys, drawing on over 43 years of estate planning experience, will present “Fifteen Ways to Avoid Probate” on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM at Amherst Center for Senior Services, 70 John James Audubon Pkwy, Amherst, NY 14228. Have your questions answered, and learn […]

How NY Nursing Homes Violate Debt Collection Laws

How NY Nursing Homes Violate Debt Collection Laws

During the nursing home admissions process, caregivers must often sign lengthy admission agreements (“AA”) along with many other documents. The caregiver often has no opportunity to negotiate the AA even if she or he has the time, attention, and ability to read and understand it. The AA often includes terms that attempt to hold caregivers […]

What Is NY Criminal Possession of a Firearm in a Sensitive Location?

What Is NY Criminal Possession of a Firearm in a Sensitive Location

A person is guilty of criminal possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun in a sensitive location pursuant to New York Penal Law § 265.01-e when he or she possesses a firearm, rifle or shotgun in or upon a sensitive location, and such person knows or reasonably should know such location is a sensitive location. […]