Domestic Violence and the Process of Getting an Order of Protection by: Michelle McCabe-Szczepanski, Esq. Domestic violence plagues many homes throughout our community. In Broome County, law enforcement responds to 550-600 domestic incidents each month. Domestic violence is more than physical abuse. Verbal abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, threats of future abuse, harassment, and stalking, are all forms of domestic violence. The best way to get [...]
Levene Gouldin & Thompson would like to congratulate Jay Clarke for being the 25th Anniversary Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger: USTA Pro Circuit Eventsingles champion!! And to Jordan Thompson for being the runner up!Congratulations also to the Granollers brothers for being our Doubles Champions! Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, officials, ball kids and fans for a great 25th year! See you all next year!
Be on the Lookout for New Medicare Cards (and New Card-Related Scams) The federal government is issuing new Medicare cards to all Medicare beneficiaries. To prevent fraud and fight identity theft, the new cards will no longer have beneficiaries' Social Security numbers on them. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is replacing each beneficiary's Social Security number with a unique identification number, called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). Each MBI will consist of a [...]
Investigating Your Partner: a Great Benefit to Your Divorce Case? Or a Source of Unwanted Trouble? The time has come. You and your partner have decided to seek a divorce. You may be thinking that, now that your partnership is ending, it is ok to start investigating your spouse. After all, you do not mean any harm. Maybe you think your spouse had an affair, and you want a private investigator to confirm. Maybe you believe your partner is residing with a new partner, or has a new job that he or [...]
Can Adult Child Be Liable for a Parent's Nursing Home Bill? Although a nursing home cannot require a child to be personally liable for their parent's nursing home bill, there are circumstances in which children can end up having to pay. This is a major reason why it is important to read any admission agreements carefully before signing. Federal regulations prevent a nursing home from requiring a third party to be personally liable as a condition of admission. However, children of nursing home [...]