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February 2017 Archives

Helping New Yorkers qualify for personal bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is not an easy decision for most people. Admitting one has gotten into more debt than he or she can handled can be difficult. However, there may be good reasons for starting a personal bankruptcy case, and there are many New York residents who need to use this legal process due to a period of unemployment or unexpected medical expenses. Even so, there are certain requirements that may need to be met for certain types of bankruptcy cases.

Things New Yorkers should know about debt relief

Our modern world contains many ways to create debt. Whether due to a loss of income, a serious medical event, or the collapse of an investment plan, Long Island residents may find themselves with an intimidating amount of debt. When credit card companies or debt collectors come calling, even financially sophisticated people can feel like running to hide. The Better Business Bureau is a national consumer protection organization. It provides information to the public on a wide variety of financial issues. According to the Long Island and Metro New York regional office of this organization, consumers struggling with debt repayment should be aware of some important information

What is a 'judicial foreclosure' in New York?

It is an unfortunate fact that, for many reasons, foreclosure rates in the United States have accelerated in recent years. For Long Islanders that have fallen behind on their mortgages, this means the stress of potential foreclosure proceedings, with a possible result of losing their homes. Nevertheless, what is the process by which a lender can bring a home into foreclosure in New York?

What is a "trustee" in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

The economic downturn of 2008 hit many Long Islanders and other New York residents hard. The economic slowdown affected the ability of businesses to hire more staff, leading to higher unemployment. This, in turn, led to people having less money to spend, which continued to result in lower business earnings.

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