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Divorcing? Time to Obtain or Update Your Estate Plan

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The divorce and legal separation process can be a trying time. However, as long as you are working with an experienced divorce and family law attorney for your divorce, it may also be a good time to consider either making an estate plan or updating any estate plan you already have in place. Obta...

​Three Things You Need to Know When You Go to Court

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Mar 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you have a court appearance scheduled, it is normal to be a bit nervous. The court process is unfamiliar to most people. Additionally, often there is a great deal at stake. While there is very little that you can control, there are some things you can do to make your court appearance easier....

​DUI Investigation by Attorneys

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Mar 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Attorney Investigation Unfortunately, all too often, the investigation performed by police is the only investigation performed in Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) cases in the criminal justice system. Too many lawyers fail to engage in any additional quest...

​Planning Parenting Time During Spring Break

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Mar 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

​Spring break is right around the corner. If you have minor children and a parenting time agreement, now is the time to start thinking about what you want your spring break to look like. Consult Your Divorce Decree or Separation Agreement Before you begin planning how your family will deal with...

Wrong Way Driving Kills

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Mar 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Wrong way driving” refers to drivers who drive on the wrong side of a roadway or on the wrong section of highway or freeway. On average, the rate of fatalities for wrong way driving is about one each day in the United States. Additionally, wrong way driving causes serious debilitating injuries a...

Planning Parenting Time During Spring Break

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Spring break is right around the corner. If you have minor children and a parenting time agreement, now is the time to start thinking about what you want your spring break to look like. Consult Your Divorce Decree or Separation Agreement Before you begin planning how your family will deal with ...

Challenging DWI/DWAI Cases

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) by alcohol or Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) by alcohol or drugs, you may have been told you will be lucky to simply plead to a lesser charge. While some attorneys think a DWI/DWAI case isn't winnable, at Frost & Kavanaugh, we know th...

What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Very few people ever think they will be charged with any criminal offense. Consequently, when they are charged, most people don't know where to turn for expert advice. When looking for a criminal defense attorney, it is natural to want to hire an attorney right away – and it is a good idea to hir...

Questions about Divorce

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Jan 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

When someone is planning a divorce, they often have a lot of questions about the process. In this day and age, odds are good they already know one or more people who have gotten a divorce, and these friends may be a ready source of information. However, every divorce is different, and no one shou...

DND May Save a Life

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nine deaths and 1,000 car crashes happen every single day in the United States that can be directly attributed to distracted driving. “Distracted driving” is an umbrella term that can refer to driving while paying attention to such dist...

DWI Charges

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Understanding the Elements of DWI, DWAI-Drugs, and DWAI-Combined Unlike most states, New York does not call driving while under the influence of alcohol "DUI." Instead, we call it "DWI," but the idea is the same. Driving While Intoxicated by alcohol (DWI), Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs...

Reducing Stress During Divorce

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Jan 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reducing Stress During Divorce Divorce is a difficult time for any person. There is naturally going to be a certain amount of stress as you and your spouse work through important issues, including how assets and debts will be divided, how much parenting time each person will have with the childr...

Understanding Why Product Liability Claims Matter

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Products Liability” is a legal term which the general public rarely encounters. There are many reasons for this. Most products are safe. From design to manufacturing to distributing products, there are regulations and procedures in place designed to protect the public. But when a defective produ...

What To Do When the Police Want to Talk to You

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Jan 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most of us live our lives uninterrupted by police intervention. However, there may come a time when the police want to talk to you. What should you do? Custodial Interrogation If the police have you in custody and wish to speak with you, (referred to legally as "interrogation") they are require...

The Right to a Speedy Trial

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Dec 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

In criminal cases, the person charged with a crime referred to as “the defendant,” has certain constitutional rights. Among those rights is the right to a speedy trial. The word “speedy,” however, has different meanings depending on what a person is charged with. Speedy trial time limitations are...

Why Most Criminal Cases Settle Before Trial

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Dec 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Criminal cases rarely go to trial. On average, between 95 and 98% of criminal cases resolve before trial. Resolution can include a dismissal of charges, diversion, a reduction of charges, or a plea in exchange for an agreed upon sentence. When Criminal Charges are Dismissed Dismissal of...

Wrong-Way Drivers: Understanding How it Happens

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Dec 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost everyone has a story about a time they saw a driver going the wrong way down a one-way street or the interstate. But how does this happen? In the cold light of day, it seems like staying on the right side of the road is a no-brainer. However, research shows there are several explanations f...

Criminal Charges and Social Media

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Dec 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost everyone will agree social media has become part of the fabric of our lives. We use it to update friends and family on topics ranging from what we are eating to when the family reunion will be held to announcing the birth of a new child. Social media is no longer simply an extracurricular ...

When Your Family Law Case Can’t Be Resolved

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Dec 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Most family law cases are resolved before a trial. However, in some cases, the parties just cannot come to agreeable terms. In those cases, the parties must appear before a judge who will hear testimony, make factual determinations, and issue an order consistent with the law. Because this is a ra...

Domestic Violence Awareness

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Dec 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence is a very real issue that touches families without regard to race, religion, or annual income. Domestic violence can come in many forms, including the following. Physical abuse, such as punching, hitting, kicking, biting, pushing, slapping, hair pulling, or shoving. Emotiona...

Don't Mix Divorce and Social Media

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Nov 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Social media can be an effective way to catch up with friends and family and share what is going on in your life. However, participating in social media creates a permanent record, which can be detrimental to a divorce case. You Can't Control Who Sees What You Post Once you post something on so...

Kidnapping in New York State

Posted by Arthur R. Frost | Nov 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Kidnapping” is a word that evokes thoughts of someone being taken off the street and held for ransom. While this is, in fact, a form of kidnapping in the state of New York, many people are surprised to learn this isn't the only way one can be guilty of kidnapping. Kidnapping and Conduct Instea...

What to Expect with Your Divorce

Posted by David J. Kavanaugh | Nov 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are considering a divorce, you may be nervous about what to expect. You may have heard horror stories from friends or family about how their divorce went horribly wrong – or maybe about how great their divorce was. As a law firm that has maintained a family law practice for twenty-five yea...

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