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Misguided Fear Of Bankruptcy Keeps Many From Filing; Waiting Too Long Could Prove Harmful

By Taran Provost |

The mystery isn’t why so many people file for bankruptcy each year. It’s why more people don’t. Each year, only a fraction of the Americans who could benefit financially from bankruptcy actually seek relief. Economists say some don’t file because collectors aren’t aggressively pursuing them, while others may strategically delay filing because bankruptcy could… Read More »

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New York AG Secures $330 Million in Debt Relief for Former ITT Students

By Taran Provost |

Student loans make up an astounding $1.5 trillion in consumer debt across the United States, shared among more than 44 million borrowers. The previous federal administration had begun taking steps towards securing relief for student borrowers still struggling with their loans years later, and in particular for students who were defrauded by unscrupulous for-profit… Read More »

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What is the Exempt Income Protection Act (EIPA), and How Does it Protect Against Debt Collection?

By Taran Provost |

Millions of Americans around the country are struggling with debt each year. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has only made matters worse, causing a significant portion of the population to lose a chunk of their income, if not their jobs. New York has laws in place to ensure that people are not left destitute even… Read More »

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Bankruptcy and the Government’s Response to COVID-19

By Taran Provost |

As sad as it may seem, it should come as no surprise to learn that bankruptcy filings are up across the board. Businesses large and small and individual households have all been hit hard financially by the coronavirus, even if their personal health has been spared. Businesses have been forced to close, and people… Read More »

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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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