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Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Lawyer

By Law Office of Taran M. Provost, PLLC |

If you are looking to buy or sell a commercial or residential property, you’ll need a competent and trustworthy attorney on your side. Real estate is a major investment, and you want to ensure that you are fully prepared every step of the way to make the most well-informed decisions. Before you close, you… Read More »

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How Does Joint Bankruptcy Work? Is It The Right Strategy For Me?

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Married couples struggling with debt often consider whether to pursue a joint bankruptcy. However, just because you share finances with your spouse does not mean that you need to share in bankruptcy. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to bankruptcy, and the best strategy depends on your specific financial circumstances. Read on to learn about joint… Read More »

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10 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney for Your Bankruptcy

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According to available data, roughly 1.5 million people file for bankruptcy every year in America. Data also indicate that bankruptcy filings have been increasing steadily over the past 20 years. If you are someone who is contemplating bankruptcy or is already in the process, it may serve you to have an experienced and knowledgeable… Read More »

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What Type of Tax Debt is Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

By Law Office of Taran M. Provost, PLLC |

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 Law Office of Taran M. Provost, PLLC |

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?

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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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