New Task Force to Prevent Tenant Harassment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have announced a new task force to protect New Yorkers in rent-regulated apartments from harassment by landlords. While city agencies typically handle building and housing code compliance by landlords, state officials prosecute criminal harassment charges. This task force … Read moreNew Task Force to Prevent Tenant Harassment

Need Help with an Uncontested Divorce?

Legal Clinics Are Available to Help Low-Income New Yorkers with Uncontested Divorce Program Photo Credit: findingthenow via Compfight cc   The Uncontested Divorce Program New Yorkers who are getting a divorce may consider using the New York State Court’s uncontested divorce program. The program allows individuals to fill out Do-It-Yourself (“DIY”) forms to get a divorce … Read moreNeed Help with an Uncontested Divorce?

Don't Be Cold this Winter – HEAP

As any New Yorker knows, winter in the Northeast can bring about a whole host of tough conditions and extremely cold temperatures. This winter has been no exception. In these months, home heating is essential, not only for comfort, but also for health reasons. In fact, the World Health Organization recommends keeping indoor temperatures between … Read moreDon't Be Cold this Winter – HEAP

Child Support in New York: The Basics

  Photo Credit: Dietmar Temps via Compfight cc Who has to pay child support? Under New York State law, biological and adoptive parents are required to support their children financially. Whether or not the parents have lived together or were married, they are obligated to pay child support until the child turns 21 years old, … Read moreChild Support in New York: The Basics