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Month: December 2013

When Can Lenders Challenge the Dischargeability of Credit Card Debt?

Back in October, we discussed the ten situations in which parties can file adversary proceedings. One situation that occurs frequently is the sixth one: determining the dischargeability of a debt. In New York bankruptcy, the type of debt creditors sometimes try to shield from discharge is credit card debt. Because most chapter 7 bankruptcies involve …

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Report: N.Y. College Graduates’ Student Loans Below National Average

In early December, the Project on Student Debt (“Project”) published its annual report on the average amount of student loan debt taken out by 2012 college graduates. It found that last year, graduates left school with $29,400 in loans on average, up from $26,600 in 2011. The Project calculates that graduate student loan debt levels …

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Two Pieces of Bad News for New York Homeowners

It’s December, and one thing that often happens this time of year is temporary tax code provisions that are designed to benefit homeowners expire. What’s more is that many homeowners’ mortgage payments are going to start to rise soon too, possibly creating financial difficulties. Both developments might force New York homeowners to consider filing bankruptcy. …

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