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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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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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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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What is a Chapter 11 bankruptcy?

What is a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, do they ever happen in Brooklyn, NY, and do I need Chapter 11 bankruptcy attorneys to file a Chapter 11 case? 1.  Chapter 11 bankruptcy is “reorganization,” as opposed to Chapter 7 “liquidation.”  It’s frequently  used by corporations that need bankruptcy protection.  And it’s also often used by individuals …

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