What are your alternatives to chapter 7?

The chapter 7 bankruptcy code allows your trustee to sell all you own and pay your creditors. Since this bankruptcy code may lead to loss of property, it is critical to examine other more lenient alternatives. As a debtor, you should understand that there are several...

Student loans and bankruptcy

Many people facing overwhelming student debt consider filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, there is no automatic student loan debt discharge in New York. The New York Attorney General’s Office states that the courts may consider student loans during...

How to bounce back after bankruptcy

People who file for bankruptcy in New York may experience a variety of feelings, such as shame, embarrassment, relief and fear. While this can be a challenging time, it is also the opportunity to begin fresh and start anew. To avoid getting into financial trouble...

Is this a sign of nursing home neglect?

Hearing the many news stories focused on abuse or neglect at nursing facilities likely leaves you feeling concerned for your own loved one. Unfortunately, it is impossible to determine where or when neglect may occur. Noticing red flags can help you react quickly if...

Why do inheritance disputes happen?

Knowing that you have planned your end-of-life affairs can remove some of the angst of growing older. Naming beneficiaries and having the peace of mind that those you care about will receive your assets can provide satisfaction and comfort. Despite your best efforts,...

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