Debt Consolidator Misleads Consumer

A Debt Consolidator lured this client into a $650/month payment plan, promising that all creditors would be kept under control. It did not work that way. They paid off the small creditors first. But the large ones lost patience waitingand started lawsuits. Now ther is...

Can you cancel a bankruptcy filing?

In rare cases, you may want to cancel a bankruptcy filing. Perhaps you thought you were going to lose everything, for example, but then you inherited money that you never knew was coming to you. Suddenly, you have more than enough to make ends meet and things aren't...

Lost Second Job causes bankruptcy inquiry

His career job was just not enough to make ends meet because his wife had invested her time in raising two children (and she did a very good job), rather than entering the workforce. He never wanted to file for bankruptcy. He prided himself on paying his bills and...

How to avoid inheritance disputes

Estate planning helps you to ensure your loved ones have everything they need after your death, but inheritance disputes can tie up assets for years and break families apart. To reduce the likelihood of such disputes, consider these tips while making end-of-life...

How does probate work in New York?

When someone dies in New York, his or her executor presents the will to the Surrogate's Court in the county where the person lived. In a process called probate, the court determines the validity of the will and supervises the administration of the deceased person's...

A look at small estates in New York

If you have a relatively modest estate, it is still important to set up an effective estate plan. Unfortunately, many people with modest estates fail to create estate plans, which often causes their loved ones to experience anxiety and uncertainty after their death....

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