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Michael Wechsler
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New York City squatters have been making headlines by evicting legal homeowners from their property, with extreme examples including the arrest of a homeowner trying to regain possession of their house in Flushing, Queens. With the influx of migrants seeking shelter and the arrest of a popular...
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Ofer Tirosh
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Courtroom interpreters play a crucial role in ensuring that the US justice system is able to serve the needs of individuals with low English proficiency. Census data in the past decade has shown that the number of LEP individuals in the United States has reached 25 million, making court...
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Michael Wechsler
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There are many snow and ice removal laws and regulations with which each New York City property owner or lessor must be familiar. This article summarizes some of the most common snow shoveling and ice removal laws, regulations and resources so you can be prepared for the winter season. Who...
David Abbott
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Human nature is hard to change, so hard that even burglary sentences don’t have much effect upon defendants’ future conduct. Georgia uses a system of discretionary sentencing where most crimes carry a broad range of potential punishments. For instance, a first-time burglary can carry anywhere...
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Michael Wechsler
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While many New York City residents may believe they have 24 hours to remove snow and ice from their sidewalks and walkways, they most likely have only 4 hours to remove snow and ice. You can find an explanation and complete details of the New York City Department of Sanitation snow removal...
Steven J. Pisani
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Are you caught off guard by that wrong accusation of shoplifting on you? If you are found stealing a product from a store or a business place, not paying at a restaurant/hotel after using their services, eating at a grocery store without paying for it, or swapping an item’s price tag to avoid...
Michael Wechsler
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If you’re anticipating signing a health club, gym or martial arts school membership contract, it is very important to be aware of certain contract clauses. While some onerous or harsh terms can usually be identified in plain language (such as limited options and penalties for early...
Aaron Ahlquist
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Divorces are known to be difficult to deal with, for both the spouses and the families involved. The couple needs to make crucial choices about proceeding with the divorce, and who to seek help from. These decisions are important, as they will impact their future plans. According to government...
william rogers
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In 2014,My wife and I went to Mexico,We were talked into going to a presentation with Royal Holiday, After a pressure sales presentation for 6 hours we purchased a membership. They promised a lot of things but they were empty promises and there were many lies. We realized we had made a...
Aaron Ahlquist
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In this post, we will take a look at which state and federal rules and regulations are imperative in these cases, how to identify the responsible party, what the consequences are when the accident occurs on public property, and how to prove negligence of the responsible party. What Are Slip and...
Hassan Elhais
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The dissolution of a marriage is a legal act that may not coincide with the emotional tearing asunder. Divorce is typically a painful process for all concerned. While it can take adults time to regain psychological equilibrium, there is also a threat to be involved in a court proceeding claiming...
KennethW
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If you're on a bicycle and hit by another motor vehicle, there's no metal skeleton surrounding you to protect you. There are no air bags to cushion impact with anything, and there is no seat belt to keep you from flying through the air. The only thing that's going to stop you is the pavement...
Michael Wechsler
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A pleasure craft or pleasure boat is typically a motorized vessel used for personal, family and other recreational activities. They are most commonly used in rivers, lakes and other waterways and stored at a local dock or marina. Pleasure crafts are small to moderate sized boats, typically no...
Daljit Rakker
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Effects of a DUI in a Custody Case (If you are the DUI offender) The discovery of a past DUI crime in either parent's life is bound to bring difficulties in an ongoing custody case. The court may find it peculiar that you had a DUI sentencing even as early as ten years, and decide to act on it...
William Hartsock
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Generally, the IRS can include returns filed within the last three years in an audit. According to information contained on the IRS website, the IRS tries to audit tax returns as soon as possible after they are filed. This means that most IRS audits will be of returns filed within the last two...
William Hartsock
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The Department of Justice Criminal Tax Division has the ultimate authority to review and prosecute criminal tax cases. If you are subject to a criminal tax investigation or prosecution, it will likely be headed by the DOJ. The department has the power to authorize or decline criminal...
Richard Evanns
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Once a judgment is entered against a debtor, California law provides for a variety of collection methods available to the creditor if the judgment remains unsatisfied. If unable to reach a voluntary payment arrangement, a creditor may place a lien on property held by the debtor, garnish wages...
Laura Ruvolo Lipp
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Have you been considering getting a divorce from your "not so better" half? With divorce comes the problem of assessing how much alimony you are liable to pay or how much you are supposed to get. For the residents of New Jersey, there are no alimony calculators or guidelines for support, since...
William Hartsock
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Many taxpayers are unaware of the potentially serious criminal charges that may await them if they fail to file a tax return or pay taxes. Known as the Failure to File Returns or Pay Tax Statute, IRC § 7203 sets forth four possible offenses: willful failure to pay an estimated tax or other tax...
William Hartsock
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On June 18, 2014, the IRS announced new changes to the Streamlined Procedures that will allow more taxpayers to qualify as well as ease the process for qualifying applicants. One of the most significant changes brought about by the revised Streamlined Procedures announced in June 2014 is the...
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