Divorce is not an event we plan for or imagine as we dream of ourselves in an episode of "Say Yes to the Dress" or perhaps more appropriate, "Bridesmaids". Although the divorce rate has declined over the past twenty years, and varies from state to state, the national average ratio of marriages ending in divorce … Continue reading Why Do We Divorce?
In 2010, New York State implemented the Family Health Care Decision Act, which allows a close family member to make medical decisions on your behalf , according to your wishes or in your best interest, in the event you are incapacitated and cannot speak to your doctor. However, the best way to ensure your specific desires are honored is to draft a simple Health Care Proxy with Advanced Directives.
In February 2013, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles promulgated an emergency regulation; § 136.5(b) which provided for multiple periods of mandatory and discretionary ineligibility to hold a driver's license or apply for a restored driver's license upon conviction of "two(2) or more alcohol or drug related convictions or incidents in any combination within 25 years preceding the date of the revocable offense, then the commissioner may, in his or her discretion approve the application after the minimum statutory period.