Recent Blog Posts

What to Consider When Considering Divorce (Part 2)

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Whether you have been married for several months or several decades, there are very difficult questions you ask yourself when thinking about divorce. No questions are unimportant when considering such a big change in your life and the life of your family, but here is one thing to think about.

What to Consider When Considering Divorce (Part 1)

Monday, June 18th, 2018

There are many questions and thoughts leading to a separation or divorce. Here, we discuss in a 3 part series critical issues we see when clients thinking about divorce.

Putting "Personal" back into Personal Injury

Monday, January 29th, 2018

There are excellent attorneys in our area who help those who have been injured in accidents or on the job, but we put “personal” back into “personal injury.” 

Partial Government Shutdown and SSDI: What to expect

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Hopefully, this may only be for a moment, but in the meantime let's talk about how a government shutdown may affect Social Security disability.

Social Security Disability: You Don't Have To Go It Alone

Monday, January 15th, 2018

If you are looking to applying for Social Security disibility, you are likely finding a ton of information. Most of which is overwhelming and discouraging, but you don't have to face this on your own.

To Our Community: Thank you!

Monday, January 8th, 2018

PSAS Attorneys Volunteer at Elmwood Festival of the Arts Again

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott & Sugarman, LLP partner Richard Abbott, Esq. and associate Audrey Rose Herman, Esq. volunteered for the recent Elmwood Village Festival of the Arts, a local non-for-profit.

The Buffalo News reaches out to Steven Sugarman for Advice on Dealing with Disappointment and Managing Conflict Now that the 2016 Presidential Election is Over

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Attorney and mediator Steven Sugarman provides his advice about how to deal with contrary opinions during a divisive election in "Tips on surviving Tuesday's election, from an etiquette expert, a divorce mediator, a boxing referee".

PSAS Attorneys Volunteer at Elmwood Festival of the Arts

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott & Sugarman, LLP partner Richard Abbott, Esq. and associate Audrey Rose Herman, Esq. volunteered for the recent Elmwood Village Festival of the Arts, a local non-for-profit.

Steven Sugarman Coaches University at Buffalo Law School Students To Great Success in International Competition

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The University at Buffalo School of Law’s CJ Cook and Joe Lavoie took second place at the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition in Vienna, Austria.  They were coached by professor and professional mediator Steven R. Sugarman, Esq.  They credit their success to their ADR classes at UB, their training with Professor Sugarman, and the intensive workshop at the competition.

New Firearms Law in NY

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

A new law requires all executors and administrators of estates to file with the surrogates court a separate inventory of every firearm, shotgun and rifle owned by the deceased.  This inventory must also be sent to the division of criminal justice services in Albany.


Thursday, February 11th, 2016

There are new disclosure rules for mortgage loans that take effect for all mortgage loans applied for on or after October 3, 2015.  These disclosure rules apply to all lenders, to closed-end mortgages only on both purchases and re-finances.  

Change NY Divorce Agreement

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

It is possible to make changes to your New York divorce agreement or judgment, but there are certain standards that need to be met.

Slip and Fall Injury Claims

Friday, November 27th, 2015

If you have been hurt on someone else’s property, you may be wondering who will pay the costs of your medical bills. In many cases, it will be possible to recover those costs from the property owner’s homeowners insurance or business insurance.

Same Sex Couples and the Law

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Beginning on July 24, 2011 same-sex couples could marry in the State of New York. Even before that, New York recognized same-sex marriages that were performed in other states or countries when couples were looking to divorce. 

Prenuptial Mediation

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Wedding planning is stressful enough.  Long, adversarial negotiations regarding a prenuptial agreement (also called an “ante-nuptial agreement”) only add discord to what should be a happy time.

Steps For Car Accident

Friday, October 30th, 2015

There are several steps you can take immediately after a car accident that will help you with your no-fault or personal injury claim.

Pure Comparative Fault

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

New York law uses a doctrine known as comparative fault, also called comparative negligence. The goal of this rule is to make damages awards in personal injury cases as fair as possible for all parties involved. This rule applies in all personal injury

Personal Injury Claim

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Bringing a personal injury lawsuit in New York State can be a complicated process, but it is made easy with the help of an experienced attorney.

Futility of War on Drugs

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

A recent article published in the Washington Post highlights the problems inherent in the skyrocketing incarceration rates for nonviolent drug offenders.