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Bronx and Westchester Attorneys Provide Resources for New York Real Estate, Estate Planning and Personal Injury

Cavallo & Cavallo Attorneys provides the following links to resources for the benefit of people seeking information on New York real estate, estate planning, and personal injury law. We hope these resources are helpful to you. If you have a specific legal question or legal need in any of these areas, call our office to speak with one of our capable and experienced lawyers.

Real Estate Resources

The New York State Board of Real Estate regulates the professions of real estate brokers and salespersons. The Real Estate Board of New York, on the other hand, is a trade association of owners, builders, brokers, banks, and others involved in the New York real estate industry The Institute of Real Estate Management is an international community of real estate managers. It is affiliated with the National Association of REALTORS®. The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create universal access to quality affordable homes. Use this website to find HUD homes for sale, get help with your utility bills or home buying assistance, and more. Find contact information and meeting summaries of the New York State Board of Real Estate Appraisal on this webpage of the Department of State, Division of Licensing Services. If you are buying or selling a home or business, this website can be helpful to check on licenses of home inspectors, as well as real estate appraisers, brokers and salespersons. People in real estate sales may consider earning an online MBA.

Estate Planning Resources

Estates, Powers and Trusts is the New York Code of laws governing wills, trusts and estates. New York City Surrogate’s Courts are the courts which hear cases related to probate and estate administration. Contact information for the Surrogate Court of Bronx County can be found here. Information on the New York Health Care Proxy Law can be found at the New York State Department of Health website. A health care proxy enables you to appoint a trusted friend or family member to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. The New York State Bar Association maintains a Family Health Care Decisions Act Information Center, outlining key provisions of the New York Family Health Care Decisions Act, which deals with instances where a person did not appoint a health care proxy but cannot make decisions on his or her own behalf. Information on the three types of advance directives recognized under New York Law (health care proxy, living will, and do not resuscitate order) can be found at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website. The New York State Office for the Aging is a great resource for seniors and family members to learn about available benefits and laws protecting the elderly in areas such as Medicare, long term care and caregivers, housing and more. Medicaid is a government-sponsored health care insurance program for low-income individuals and families. Visit this site to learn all about Medicaid, including eligibility and available benefits. A special section for New York state can be found here. The New York State Department of Health administers Medicaid at the state level. See the Medicaid section of the Health Department’s website for a wealth of information on eligibility, benefits, and the application process for Medicaid. NYSARC is a non-profit advocacy organization working on behalf of people with developmental disabilities in New York state. See their Trust Services page to learn more about the different types of Medicaid trusts they offer.

Personal Injury Resources

Order and access motor vehicle accident reports online through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Learn about no-fault insurance and how to file a claim with Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC). See the Insurance Information Institute for answers to consumer questions regarding insurance. For information on recent vehicle models and their record regarding collisions, theft loss and injury, see the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is an excellent resource on driver education and traffic safety resources for young drivers and senior drivers alike. Kelley Blue Book has long been a trusted resource for determining fair market value of a damaged vehicle which needs to be replaced. For information on driver safety as well as safety at work and in the home, visit the National Safety Council. The Consumer Products Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and Recalls.gov are excellent sites to learn about safety concerns and recalls of dangerous drugs, consumer products, and more. For workplace safety information, visit Worksafe!, a coalition geared toward occupational safety and protection of health. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) maintains a huge website with information and resources regarding a safe and health workplace. Another good resource devoted to the prevention of workplace illnesses and injuries is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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