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New York’s Lemon Law Explained

If you are looking to purchase a used car and are contemplating spending extra money in order to get the dealer’s warranty, read this article to determine if the car you are looking at is required by law to be warranted by the dealer for no additional charge. Similarly, if you have recently purchased a…

201601.01
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The Power of a Power of Attorney

Often the first time people hear of a power of attorney is from a story in which it was used to swindle an unsuspecting person out of their life savings. After hearing one of these stories, it is very easy to jump to the conclusion that one should never grant the power of attorney. Unfortunately…

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Divorce FAQ: What is “Maintenance”?

“Maintenance” is New York State’s term for what many states call “Alimony”. It is the amount of money that one spouse pays the other spouse, either on a monthly basis or in a lump sum, following the end of a marriage. The maintenance amount, and if any should be paid, is one of many hotly…

201501.01
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Bankruptcy FAQ: Will I lose my stuff?

One question I hear from clients is whether they will lose some treasured possession if they file for bankruptcy. Leaving for another day the question of how to keep a house out of foreclosure or a car from being repossessed, I’ll only focus on this specific issue: if you file for bankruptcy, will someone from…

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Texting While Driving

For our first entry regarding what our state government has been up to recently, we have what we consider a pretty relevant, interesting topic: the recent tightening of the law on the “Use of portable electronic devices”, sometimes referred to as the “Texting While Driving Law”. In 2009, NY adopted the original texting while driving…

201401.01
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New or “Improved” New York Laws: Introduction

Now that we have this new blog section of our website, we thought it would be neat to occasionally spotlight a new law, or an amendment to an existing law, recently passed by our state government. We’ll look at the text of the law, some of the press surrounding the new law, and try to…

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10 Years!

Welcome to the new website of Cutler, Trainor & Cutler, LLP! It seems fitting to launch this new site as we celebrate our firm’s tenth anniversary. It has been a pleasure serving the residents of Malta, Saratoga County and the greater New York Capital region for this past decade, and we look forward with great…