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What Type of Tax Debt is Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

By Taran Provost |

Bankruptcy allows debtors to discharge a wide range of unsecured debts, with some notable exceptions. These exceptions include court-ordered family obligations such as alimony and child support, student loans in most cases, and court fines and fees. Tax debt is also typically included on the list of non-dischargeable debt. Certain types of tax debt,… Read More »

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Filing for Bankruptcy With Divorce/Legal Separation

By Taran Provost |

Separation and divorce are likely to have a significant effect on your finances. You’ll be going from two incomes to one, or from one income source to none, and you’ll need to deal with joint and separate debts, rent, mortgages, and other matters. If you are considering divorce while going through bankruptcy or considering… Read More »

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What is a Contingency Fee? What Percentage Do PI Lawyers Take?

By Taran Provost |

Whenever there’s an event that seems like it would require a lawyer–someone gets arrested, someone has a dispute with their landlord, someone gets in a car accident–one of the first things people worry about is cost. Do I really need a lawyer? If so, how much will hiring a lawyer cost? Many people have… Read More »

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What to Do When Being Sued for Credit Card Debt

By Taran Provost |

Receiving notice of a credit card debt lawsuit can be extremely jarring and add insult to injury when you are already struggling with debt issues. Below, we address some of the first steps you should take if you are the target of a debt collection lawsuit. If you are being sued for credit card… Read More »

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The Most Common Motorcycle Accident

By Taran Provost |

Accidents involving motorcycle and passenger car collisions can be catastrophic for the motorcycle rider. Many accidents occur because auto drivers are distracted and fail to properly assess their surroundings. Motorcycles are smaller vehicles, making them harder to see unless drivers are paying real attention to their surroundings. Continue reading for a discussion of the… Read More »

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Recent Hudson Valley Motorcycle Accident Highlights Need for Safety During Summertime Rides

By Taran Provost |

The weather is heating up here in New York’s Hudson Valley, which makes it prime season for dusting off your motorcycle and hitting the road. Before you head out on two wheels, be sure to refresh yourself on best safety practices when riding your motorcycle. A recent fatal crash on one of Orange County’s… Read More »

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What is Secured vs Unsecured Debt?

By Taran Provost |

Debt comes in a variety of forms. Many consumers are unclear on the differences between “secured” and “unsecured” debts. Below, we explain how secured and unsecured debts operate and how they are each treated in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Call a knowledgeable Poughkeepsie debt relief and bankruptcy lawyer to explore your options for debt relief…. Read More »

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Learning More About the Means Test in NY

By Taran Provost |

Bankruptcy is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. There are different types of bankruptcy available depending on the type of debtor filing, the type of debt involved, and the financial circumstances of the debtor. In order to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which wipes away covered consumer debts completely, a debtor must satisfy the “means test.”… Read More »

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What Is The Means Test Used For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

By Taran Provost |

Declaring bankruptcy is no one’s first choice, but it is an important, effective legal tool utilized by hundreds of thousands of Americans every year to get out from under crippling debt. Many debtors who are considering bankruptcy might not realize that there are multiple forms of bankruptcy, each with different requirements and outcomes. Continue… Read More »

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How to Stop Wage Garnishment in NY

By Taran Provost |

Wage garnishment, also called income execution, is a court order that forces an employer to withhold a portion of an employee’s wages and send it directly to a creditor. For most types of debt, garnishment requires a creditor to first obtain a court judgment declaring that the debtor owes the creditor money. Once a… Read More »

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