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Social Media is No Legal Lame Duck

Mar 14th, 2015 | By
Social Media now plays a major role in litigation

I have touched upon this topic in the past but after some recent experience I feel it is worth going over again. In this new decade of overwhelming social media, with forums such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, people now open themselves up to more liability in what they say. No more does testimony in

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Before it’s Too Late, consider a LifeEstate

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By
Legal Wills - What you need to know, by Martin Carbone, Wynantskill, NY & Schenectady, NY

During their lifetime, people acquire many assets. These assets often include real property such as houses and land. They also may have a large amount of cash in savings accounts and CD’s, as well as stocks and bonds. If a person becomes ill and cannot provide for him or herself, they may need to be placed in an assisted living program. When this happen, your assets may not be safe, no matter how many or few you have.



Getting Tickets for Talking and Texting

Dec 4th, 2014 | By
Texting while driving in NY is a 2 point penalty

Many people think they can get away with talking on the cell phone while driving. However, recently New York State upped the ante and passed new legislation within the vehicle and traffic law that makes talking on a cell phone while driving a 2 point penalty on one’s license.



Legal Movies You Can Learn From

Dec 4th, 2014 | By
Learn real Trial Technique

There have been several legal based films over the years that I feel do a great job in presenting legal issues in a realistic manner.



New York’s No Fault Divorce

Apr 13th, 2014 | By
New York's No Fault Divorce

DIVORCE BY REASON OF NO FAULT IN UPSTATE NY Recently NY passed new legislation within the domestic relation law that now allows couples to divorce by reason of “no fault.” This is similar to divorce by way of irreconcilable differences, which is a divorce option in other states. What this means is that neither party

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Getting started in Family Court

Apr 12th, 2014 | By
Attorney Martin Carbone is an experienced attorney in Family Court Practice

Having to go through Family Court when dealing with an issue can be an extremely difficult and stressful process. Matters that involve going through Family Court to bring a cause of action typically involve custody matters, issues of neglect, juvenile delinquency, persons in need of supervision (pins) and support matters. This article will help you know where to begin.



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Sep 19th, 2012 | By

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The Pantera Tragedy 7 Years Later

Mar 11th, 2012 | By

December 8, 2004 was a very sad day in the world of music as that was the day “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was murdered, while he was literally playing guitar on stage.



The Law of Steve Jobs

Oct 22nd, 2011 | By

With the passing of the incomparable Steve Jobs, one cannot come across a tech article or blog without the mention of his name. With that being said, it is arguable that without Steve Jobs, we would have no blogs to even read. Steve Jobs without a doubt had a significant influence on countless people’s lives

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Your Vote Counts…Literally

Oct 1st, 2011 | By

With election day right around the corner I thought I would share a personal experience as it pertains to an election campaign. One hears the phrase “Every vote counts” during times of election, but this term holds very true to myself and my family in a very literal sense. My father and law partner, Martin

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