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What Are the Six Different Types of Bankruptcy?

By Taran Provost |

The federal Bankruptcy Code provides for multiple different types of bankruptcy for debtors. The different types, or “chapters,” are available to different debtors depending on the nature and the means of the debtor as well as the type and amount of debt involved. Read on to learn about the types of bankruptcies and their… Read More »

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Are My Student Loans Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

By Taran Provost |

The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on the U.S. economy, shutting down businesses and destroying savings. If you are struggling financially just to buy food and keep the lights on, keeping up with your student loan payments might be out of the question. Student loan debt is one of the biggest contributors to consumer… Read More »

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What is the Serious Injury Threshold in New York?

By Taran Provost |

New York is one of a few states that employs a “no-fault” insurance system for traffic accidents. In most states, the driver who caused a crash will be responsible for paying for the damages. In New York, drivers in an accident will generally file a claim with their own insurance provider, regardless of who… Read More »

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Can My Landlord Evict Me if I File for Bankruptcy?

By Taran Provost |

Housing is one of the primary concerns for many debtors who are struggling with significant financial problems. Debtors who own a home are often worried about losing their homes in bankruptcy. Renters, in turn, are often looking for any way to delay eviction to give them a chance to get back on their feet… Read More »

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What Happens if the Hospital Loses Your Medical Records?

By Taran Provost |

New York State and federal laws regulate how hospitals and other medical providers treat your confidential medical records.  As a patient, you have certain rights that cannot be violated.  If you believe you were the victim of medical malpractice, there are laws that dictate what medical information a hospital is required to provide you. … Read More »

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Governor Cuomo Signs New York Elevator Safety Law

By Taran Provost |

Few things are as viscerally terrifying as being in an elevator that starts to malfunction.  Even an unexpected stop, jerking motion, or light flicker can send many of us into a brief panic.  When you are in an elevator, you are trapped, relying on the engineering of the designer and the maintenance and repair… Read More »

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How Does New York’s Dog Bite Law Work?

By Taran Provost |

It stands to reason that pet owners should be responsible for the actions of their pets, particularly if their pets are known to be vicious.  Dog bites can be serious, both in terms of the severity of the injury caused and the trauma associated with an animal attack.  If someone else’s dog bites you,… Read More »

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Are Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

By Taran Provost |

If you have been injured by a negligent doctor, a drunk driver, or any other negligent or reckless actor, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, expenses, and other associated damages.  But is a personal injury damages award or settlement taxable?  If you are simply getting the responsible party to pay… Read More »

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New York Nursing Home Cited for Violating Public Health and Housing Laws

By Taran Provost |

When our parents or other family members reach a certain age and require more medical care, we often entrust their care to a nursing home or other long-term care facility.  Though we place our faith in these facilities, the doctors, nurses, and staff at these facilities do not always provide the level of care… Read More »

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How do I Qualify for Chapter 7 in New York?

By Taran Provost |

If you are struggling with debt in New York, filing for bankruptcy may be your best option for debt relief.  Individuals and businesses are generally able to choose between Chapter 13, which allows debtors to work with creditors to develop a payment plan, and Chapter 7, which allows debtors to wipe their debts clean… Read More »

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