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What are the Grounds for Divorce in New York?

If you are considering filing for divorce, you are not alone. States around the country are expecting a surge of divorce filings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are realizing that their marriages are over. Being isolated with their spouse for a significant...

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New York’s New Law Limits Partition Actions

For centuries, New York landlords have used an old legal concept to force tenants out of their homes. This legal maneuver is called a “partition action.” When multiple owners own property, any one of them can file for a partition action. Partition actions ask a judge...

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Four Common Causes of Commercial Lease Disputes in New York

Entering into a commercial lease in New York can be serious. Every transaction between a commercial landlord and tenant can bring up significant legal and practical issues. Commercial leases and subleases are significantly different than residential landlord and...

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Answering a Foreclosure Complaint in New York

If you have been served a Summons and Complaint from a foreclosure action, in New York, you are probably concerned. You only have a limited period of time in which to file an Answer in a New York Court, depending on your circumstances. As a homeowner with a mortgage,...

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Five Benefits of Signing a Prenuptial Agreement in New York

When two people enter into a marriage, they plan for their marriage to last. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the outcome. Approximately 1 in 4 recent marriages end in divorce in the United States. Individuals who enter into a second or third marriage can face a 75%...

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What Rights do Commercial Tenants Have in New York?

Working with New York City commercial landlords is difficult under the best conditions. Small businesses and self-employed professionals often find negotiating with their commercial landlords challenging. In a commercial lease, a business rents a property for the...

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Five Types of New York Commercial Litigation Lawsuits

Commercial litigation in New York takes place when one business brings a civil lawsuit against another business or individual. While commercial litigation falls under the umbrella of civil litigation, commercial litigation is distinct. The issues involved in...

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Thomas Weiss & Associates Extinguishes $600,000 Mortgage!

On September 12, 2018, Thomas Weiss & Associates, P.C. was successful in a quiet title action in Queens County resulting in the complete removal of $608,000 mortgage from the records of the County Clerk’s office. A quiet title is a specialized action brought to clear...

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