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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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President Biden’s Plans for Student Debt Relief and Bankruptcy

By Taran Provost |

On January 20, 2021, Joe Biden was sworn into office as the 46th President of the United States. In an unexpected turn of events, the November election also saw Democrats take back a majority in the U.S. Senate (more precisely, the Senate is now split evenly, with Vice President Kamala Harris to cast the… Read More »

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How to File Business Bankruptcy in NY

By Taran Provost |

If your business is struggling with limited income and excess liability, you may need to file for business bankruptcy. Picking the right form of bankruptcy and going through the bankruptcy process can be complex and labor-intensive, but it may be the thing that saves your business or personal finances. Read on for an explanation… Read More »

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The Difference Between Consumer Debt and Business Debt

By Taran Provost |

For millions of Americans drowning in debt, Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides a means to obtain financial relief and a pathway to start over. Not all debtors are eligible for Chapter 7 relief. Debtors who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy typically must satisfy the “means test” to demonstrate that they are the kind of debtor… Read More »

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