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NY Surrogate’s Court Allowing COVID-19 Related Estate Filings

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Chief Administrative Judge announced that beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, matters in which an individual passed away due to COVID-19 causes are essential proceedings that may be filed in the Surrogate’s Court. This change will now allow attorneys to start assisting Clients to file estate proceedings and begin the …

Juvenile Crimes & Prosecution in New York State

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Raise the Age” legislation into law in April 2019. Basically, it means that juveniles aged sixteen and seventeen will be prosecuted in Family Courts in New York instead of Criminal Courts. Starting October 1, 2019 sixteen and seventeen year olds, for the majority of arrests, will have their …

Reckless Driving in New York – a Criminal Offense

According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law Section 1212,  Reckless Driving is more than a mere traffic infraction, it is a misdemeanor offense. If an individual is convicted of Reckless Driving it will go on his/her criminal record. Reckless Driving is defined as “driving or using any motor vehicle … in a manner which …

Important Information

COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus)  Update 3-20-2020

By order of Governor Andrew Cuomo, beginning 3-22-2020, all non-essential business in New York state must close their physical offices in response to the rapid rate of positive reported cases of COVID-19 in New York State.

Although this will impact the in office and in person services that LIT can provide, we will still be working remotely from our homes to serve our existing clients and we will continue to serve the public on a remote basis with any new legal matters for which they may need assistance.

We as a nation have overcome great obstacles in the past and although the challenges that lie ahead of us as community, as a state, and as a nation are great, we will overcome them as our resilience as individuals, as a community and as a nation will allow us to prevail.

May all of you and your loved ones be safe and well .

Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP


Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 845-566-5345

For more information regarding the COVID-19 virus please visit any of the following sites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NYS Department of Health

Orange County Dept. of Health

Ulster County Dept. of Health

For information and updates regarding court postponements or closings please visit:

NYS Unified Court System

9th Judicial District

3rd Judicial District