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Village of East Hampton Adopts New Sanitary Code

The Village of East Hampton enacted a new code provision on February 7, 2019, adding Chapter 233 (Sanitary Systems), which requires Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment (I/A) Systems to be installed in connection with the construction of any new residence or any substantial improvement of an existing residence.  Continue reading Village of East Hampton Adopts New Sanitary Code

Why It’s Important To Protect Your Young Children Through Estate Planning

In New York there are two types of guardians, a Guardian of the Person and a Guardian of the Property. The Guardian of the Person makes all decisions about the child’s health, education, and general welfare. The Guardian of the Person will make all school decisions, decide where the child lives and generally be in charge of raising your child. The Guardian of the Property handles the child’s assets, if any, under the direction of the court. The Guardian of the Property must get court approval for expenditures and must provide the court with annual accountings of the child’s assets. The Guardian of the Person and the Guardian of the Property do not have to be the same person. In this article I will use the word “guardian” to refer to the Guardian of the Person, unless otherwise noted. As will be discussed below, with a well drafted estate plan you can have a trustee serve as Guardian of the Property with much less input and oversight from a court. Continue reading Why It’s Important To Protect Your Young Children Through Estate Planning