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Bronx man sentenced to jail for crash killing four

There are times when it is safe and unsafe to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. It is unsafe when a driver is intoxicated, taking certain medication, is angry, fatigued and distracted. It is safe when a driver is able to abide by the rules of the road, fulfilling his or her duty to drive safe. When a driver is negligent, this is the perfect recipe for disaster. An automobile collision is not something everyone can walk away from. A fatal accident not only takes away lives but impacts loved ones survived by the deceased.

Two bad decisions caused a fatal crash that recently landed a Bronx man in jail. According to reports, the man was traveling in White Plains with his wife and two-year-old daughter. The man decided to turn his body toward the back seat, using his knees to steer while he made this maneuver.

Understanding the dangers involved with distracted driving

Due to our busy lives, we all tend to tackle more than one thing at a time. Multi-tasking has become survival mode for many, but it is not something that should be done in all environments. Take texting for example. It is perfectly safe to do while you are at home cooking, at work checking emails and at the store while you are shopping. However, it is not something you should do while you are driving. Multitasking behind the wheel can put a driver, their passengers and other travelers on or near the roadway at risk.

Distracted driving is a growing concern. Even though many campaigns exist that attempt to deter and reduce the number of drivers that drive distracted, many still do it. Maybe they think that they can handle it better or are not just another statistic. The truth of the matter is that no one is good at distracted driving and everyone that drives distracted is at risk of being involved in a serious automobile accident.

What are your visitation rights if you are denied custody?

Parents in New York and elsewhere face the natural ups and downs when it comes to being part of a family. However, when the relationship is stressed between parents and it is apparent that it will no longer work, divorce is often the best step to take. Although no one is happy about getting a divorce, it is often what is best for everyone involved, especially the children.

When parents divorce it means that the children will spend time with each parent separately. While this could be one in equal timeframes, which is the case when joint custody is formed, it could also look like one parent obtaining sole custody of the child. This occurs when one parent is not given physical custody of their child or children. However, just because a parent is not afforded custody rights, this does not mean they cannot spend time with his or her child.

Is a secret affair with credit cards worse than being unfaithful?

Many U.S. couples are keeping a big secret from their significant other that could tear their relationship apart. According to a Bankrate poll, 15 million people are hiding credit cards, checking accounts or savings from their live-in partners. Discovering that your partner is keeping financial secrets can feel like a violation of trust.

Hiding money hits hard

Helping businesses with collections and judgment enforcement

When you own and operate a business, you are tasked with many things. One of these is to ensure money is timely collected from customers and debtors. Business owners tend to have a lot on their plate, making debt collection something that can weigh them down and even impact the financial health of a business. Therefore, business owners need to understand how best to address these matters so they do not harm the daily operations of the business.

Whether you are trying to collect money, obtain a judgment or are attempting to enforce a judgment, this is not always an easy predicament to face. This is where legal assistance can really help. At Jasne & Florio, LLP, our experienced legal team has an extensive background in collections and judgment enforcement and has helped countless business owners in the Westchester area collect the debt that is owed to them.

The art of collecting debts unpaid by customers

In order for businesses and companies in New York to stay afloat, they must continually recover profits. Revenue comes from being paid for their services or products. However, if a customer fails to make a payment this can make it difficult to remain in good standing. Therefore, businesses often want to take legal steps to protect their company and collect these debts.

Whenever a business extends credit to customers or business partners, they must also be prepared to collect on these debts if they are not timely paid. The art of debt collection means complying with certain rules and regulations concerning debt collection. Additionally, a business will want to ensure that any debt collection actions will not destroy a business relationship they seek to maintain.

Helping you file an action following a slip/trip-and-fall accident

Walking is the most traditional and simple way to get around. Even when residents in New York and elsewhere primarily get around by vehicle, they still need to walk in parking lots, sidewalks and inside stores, government buildings, restaurants, homes and their place of employment. Everyone at some point is a pedestrian.

While it seems relatively safe to travel by foot in these places, the reality is that individuals are faced with a wide variety of risks and dangers when walking anywhere.  No one expects a property owner to be negligent or fail to rid the area of dangers. However, when this occurs, a serious slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident could occur. A fall could cause a victim to suffer injuries to the limbs, back, head and internal organs. At Jasne & Florio, LLP, our law firm understands the pain and suffering that could follow such a fall.  We are prepared to help slip/ trip and fall victims in the White Plains area assert their rights and file a premises liability action to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost wages and income.

Finding hidden assets in a divorce

Divorce can bring out a self protective nature in people. Sadly, oftentimes the self protection instinct involves looking out for their financial future after divorce. A spouse may consider hiding assets during the divorce in order to avoid having to divide them during the divorce proceedings. If you suspect your spouse of hiding assets, there are ways to look for them.

 

What are the visitation rights of a non-custodial parent?

No one would describe divorce as being an easy process. It often requires spouses to make very difficult and emotional decisions. When children are involved, parents are frequently faced with the most challenging choices of their life. It is never easy thinking about seeing a child less than full time, which is why some parents seek to obtain sole custody of their children.

In a sole custody matter, what are the visitation rights of the other parent? If a judge has determined that an ex-spouse is entitled to reasonable visitation rights, this typically means that it is up to the parents to come up with the terms of the visitation plan. But when parents are not cooperating, often because of a high conflict divorce, it can be challenging to reach an agreement.

One of us was unfaithful. How will that impact our divorce?

Divorce can be a stressful, emotional time for couples. If the divorce was instigated due to infidelity, this is especially true.

If you are starting the divorce process and one or both of you were unfaithful in your marriage, you may be wondering what to expect compared to a divorce where adultery is not a factor. Will infidelity impact the proceedings and results?

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