civil litigation

Civil litigation

Nassau County Civil Litigation Attorney

If you need a Civil Litigation Attorney in Nassau County, please contact the attorneys at Ezdrin & Woods. Our attorneys have handled civil matters in various courts throughout the counties and have also handled a large volume of civil cases in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island.

If you need representation in regards to a civil matter, please contact Ezdrin & Woods to schedule a free consultation. We will provide a brief evaluation of your case and advise you as to your options. Call us today at (516) 307-1330.

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Estate Planning

Nassau County Estate Planning

Wills and Estate Planning

Nobody likes to think about dying. It’s discomforting, sad, and unfortunately, a fact of life. Are you prepared (well, to the best that one can be prepared)? Are you certain that your wishes will be carried out and that your estate will be distributed according to your desires?

Well, if you don’t have a will, the only guarantee is that someone else will be making these decisions for you. Mostly, New York State will dictate where your assets are to go. The “administrator” that is appointed by the Surrogates Court will also have a direct input on what happens to you and the things you’ve acquired during your lifetime.

You see, if you die without making a valid will in New York State, you are deemed to have passed “intestate.” There are a myriad of statutes that will direct the disposition of your estate and oftentimes those rules will be in direct contradiction with what you would like to do.

In order to avoid State intervention and to ensure that your wishes are carried out, contact Ezdrin & Woods for a consultation. If you live in Nassau County and wish to execute a Last Will and Testament, one of our attorneys can help you plan for the future of your loved ones.

Despite what you may have heard, preparing a will is relatively inexpensive. Be wary of “online forms” or “do it yourself” kits available at local stationary stores. In most instances, the key to a successful will is the execution. New York State requires specific criteria to be met before a will can be considered valid. When the will is offered to probate, poor or improper execution may invalidate the will.

Ever hear the expression "penny wise, pound foolish." Don't cut corners now by trying to save a few dollars. If the will is challenged or otherwise questioned and proper execution can’t be proven, your estate may be faced with THOUSANDS of dollars in otherwise unnecessary litigation.

At Ezdrin & Woods, we will not only draft a will that reflects your wishes, but we will also make certain that all of the necessary procedures are followed and that the will is otherwise valid. This includes all necessary affidavits from disinterested persons that are required by the State of New York.

Why Do I Need a Will?

There are SO MANY reasons why a properly executed and valid will is necessary, especially if you have children. If you a wondering whether you should execute a Last Will and Testament, think about the following:

  • Who will care for my minor children if something happens to me?

  • What about my remains, will I be cremated or buried?

  • Will there be a wake? Where?

  • Where will I be buried? Do I have a plot already?

  • Do I want a living will also, or do I want some stranger to make health care decisions for me?

  • Do I have specific possessions that I wish to pass to specific persons?

  • Are there any family members that I WANT EXCLUDED from my Will?

  • What about my children’s future? Is there college planned for?

  • How about my spouse? Will he or she be O.K.?

  • Who will be in charge of executing my Will? Do I want to pick the person (executor) or let the State appoint one (called an administrator)?

In Nassau County, drafting a will is relatively quick and inexpensive. It is a solid investment in that it will potentially avoid the expense of litigation which can drain your estate and leave your family and loved ones with less. You should want as much of your estate to pass to your family as possible. Plan ahead and don’t tie that money up in otherwise unnecessary legal fees.

If you have questions about drafting a will, or if you’d like to revoke a prior will and update and execute a new one, call the will Attorneys at Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. We will meet with you, discuss your goals and implement a plan to help you obtain them. Call us for a consultation at (516) 307-1330.

personal injury

Personal Injury

Nassau County Personal Injury Lawyer

Even though going through a painful and serious personal injury can be one of the most devastating and difficult experiences of your life, the physical and mental anguish you go through should not be endured alone. Nor should the burden, both emotional and financial, fall exclusively on you and your family. Accidents happen at an alarming rate. If something were to happen to you or a loved one, it is important for you to get help from experienced personal injury attorneys – professionals who can talk with you about your options and help you find a way forward. At Ezdrin & Woods, our team of experienced attorney will leave no stone unturned to make sure that you are justly compensated for your injuries.

real estate law

Real Estate Law

Nassau County Real Estate Lawyer

Thinking about buying a house Nassau County? Thinking about selling a house in Nassau? Call Ezdrin & Woods for a free consultation and let us help you from contract through closing.

At Ezdrin & Woods, we offer various types of legal services pertaining to Real Estate transactions in Nassau County. We can assist you with:

  • Drafting or negotiating residential leases

  • Drafting or negotiating commercial leases

  • Drafting Promissory Notes

  • Landlord/Tenant disputes

  • Co-Op/Condominium sales or purchases

  • Adverse Possession

  • Other land disputes.

What is Adverse Possession?

Adverse Possession involves a situation where someone tries to claim land that belongs to you (or you try to claim possession of someone else’s land) simply because they have used or “possessed” the land for a statutorily set time. In the “old days,” it usually involved large estates or farm lands where property boundaries were not clearly demarcated.

In modern times, Adverse Possession claims in Nassau County are on the rise. With more and more homeowners erecting fences, property line disputes are increasing each year.

Suppose you believe your property line extends to your neighbor’s fence line. However, your neighbor wants to put in a new fence and after a survey, it is revealed that his property line goes right up the middle of your newly paved driveway. What happens? You claim the land is yours through Adverse Possession. Your neighbor claims you’re attempting to steal his land. These issues can pose difficult legal questions that can directly impact the value of your home.

We can also assist you with:

  • Encroachments: When a landowner objects to the placement of structures since she or he believes the structure has actually been put on his or her property.

  • Easements: When an entity has a legal right to utilize a part of another landowner’s property (i.e., utility business running pipelines or other structures to provide energies to other areas).

  • Prescriptive easements: If a person has constantly used property that does not belong to them, state law may develop an easement in the individual’s favor to help him or her continue to utilize the property.

At Ezdrin & Woods we can help you with your Nassau County property dispute. Give us a call and schedule a consultation. We can advise you as to the law and what your rights are.

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Traffic Tickets

Nassau County, Long Island Traffic Tickets Lawyer

Speeding Ticket IN Nassau County, LONG ISLAND

Did you get a speeding ticket in Nassau County, Long Island? Don’t go to court alone. At Ezdrin & Woods, we’ll do all we can to make sure you don’t have to go to court at all!

Getting a speeding ticket in Nassau County, Long Island can subject you to a costly fine, points on your license and a possible increase in your insurance premium. Depending on your past driving history, a speeding ticket may result in the suspension of your license. Take the matter seriously. The County will. They will be represented by an attorney. You should be too.

Red Light Ticket

One of the most “innovative” ways local governments have recently “created revenue” was to install “Red Light Programs.” These programs involve Big Brother placing cameras at various intersections throughout Nassau County, Long Island. These cameras are utilized to ticket drivers that allegedly fail to stop at red lights.

Currently, the infraction follows the vehicle and not the actual driver. In other words, the person to whom the vehicle is registered is liable for the fine, not the person who is actually accused of running the light! While the registered owner is not subject to points on his license, the fines seem to be increasing as local governments have discovered a new way to collect revenue.

Liability on a “Red Light Ticket” is not always a slam dunk. The county attorney still has a burden of proof which must be met at trial, if the case goes that far. If your vehicle has been ticketed for a “Red Light” infraction, call the Traffic Attorneys at Ezdrin & Woods for assistance.

Moving Violations

If you’ve received a ticket for a moving violation in Nassau County, Long Island, you should call a Traffic Attorney that will work hard to protect your rights and minimize your liability and exposure. Whether you’ve been accused of failing to signal, unsafe lane change, going through a stop sign, failure to yield, ignoring a rail road crossing, passing a school bus, do not go to Traffic Court alone. Call the attorneys at Ezdrin & Woods and let us help you with your case. Many times, our clients do not need to take time from work or find a sitter in order to go to court.

Contact Ezdrin & Woods, P.C.

If you need help with a traffic ticket, please give us a call at (516) 307-1330