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How does a New York bankruptcy case end?

You may know how a New York bankruptcy case begins.  (Your lawyer e-files your case with the court.)  But what’s the event that signals the end of a bankruptcy case? There are actually several ways a bankruptcy case can end. Discharge: For Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, discharge is the most common outcome.  And

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Preferences vs fraudulent conveyances in New York: What’s the difference?

For New Yorkers involved with the bankruptcy process, whether debtors or creditors, the concepts of “preferences” and “fraudulent conveyances” often cause confusion.  (Actually, it’s not just laypeople.  They cause confusion for many law students and even some lawyers as well.) They cause confusion because they both often relate to attempts by debtors to keep certain

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Can I give away property before I file for bankruptcy in New York?

For New Yorkers thinking about a bankruptcy filing, it’s tempting.  You have a very valuable asset, perhaps some land or art or a car, and you don’t want to risk losing it to creditors.  So you give it away to your brother, a friend, one of your children. Is this kosher under the bankruptcy laws?

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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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