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Some perspective on bankruptcy in New York

Filing bankruptcy in New York no doubt seems like an intimidating prospect.  But often, the best way to deal with a fear of something is to become more familiar with it.  So here are a few interesting things about bankruptcy that will hopefully make it out to be what it really is:  a legal process

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Attorney Bruce Weiner to Teach Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Monday, October 28, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm

This training program, presented by the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, is designed for attorneys who are new to low-asset, low-income Chapter 7 bankruptcies. Its panel — Bruce Weiner, Esq., and Sheldon Barasch, Esq. — will provide an overview of the steps in a consumer bankruptcy, discuss general principles, and review the petition and

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5 Pre-filing Tips for Bankruptcy in New York

Filing personal bankruptcy in New York can be an extremely effective–and legal–way to deal with overwhelming debts.  However, since it is a legal process, that also means you have to be aware of the rules and understand how they will impact your case. Here are 5 pre-filing tips for bankruptcy in New York.  Learning about

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5 common mortgage scams for New Yorkers to beware of

Being under financial stress makes people extremely vulnerable to scams, whether in New York or elsewhere.  The key is being aware, being educated and being skeptical.  And of course, it never hurts to have an experienced New York bankruptcy attorney to check in with. Here are five common mortgage scams that every New Yorker should

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3 common questions about bankruptcy in New York

If you’ve never had to think about bankruptcy in New York before, then you likely have many questions.  Fortunately, an experienced New York bankruptcy attorney can answer many of those for you via a free initial consultation. That said, here are 3 common questions about bankruptcy (including answers) that may be helpful to you. 1. 

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5 tips for improving your post-bankruptcy credit score in New York

A real concern for many who file for bankruptcy in New York is whether they can rebuild their credit score following the end of their bankruptcy case. Fortunately, there are effective ways to do this.  And there’s no magic to them.  They’re simply common sense.  Here are 5 good ways to improve your post-bankruptcy credit

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Motion to dismiss bankruptcy and bankruptcy denial in New York

When does a motion to dismiss bankruptcy occur?  And when does a bankruptcy denial of discharge occur in New York? Most consumer bankruptcy cases in New York do not involve a motion to dismiss the bankruptcy case.  And most consumer bankruptcy cases in New York do not involve a bankruptcy denial of discharge either. That

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Emergency bankruptcy filing in New York

What is an “emergency bankruptcy filing” and why would someone in Brooklyn or elsewhere in New York ever need one? In a nutshell, if you absolutely positively have to file right away with no time to lose, then there’s a procedure in the bankruptcy process that lets you do so even if you don’t have

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Divorce and bankruptcy in New York

Bankruptcy and divorce often go hand in hand.  And that’s for debtors in New York as well as elsewhere in the U.S.  In fact, divorce is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy, along with medical debt and job loss. Often people think that bankruptcy is a cause of divorce.  But that’s generally not the

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Pre-Bankruptcy Planning

Pre-bankruptcy planning might be the most important thing you do if you plan on filing bankruptcy.  So make sure you’re working with an experienced New York debt relief attorney. Pre-bankruptcy planning DOES NOT mean that you run up a big debt on your credit card right before you file for bankruptcy with the idea that

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