Helpful Articles

  • How Can a Bankruptcy Attorney Help Me?

    Many people who are considering bankruptcy are experiencing significant financial problems. After all, if money were not an issue, they would probably not be contemplating filing for bankruptcy. As a result, many potential bankruptcy filers may be tempted to save money by trying to file for bankruptcy without an attorney. While it is possible to do so, it is often an ill-advised idea. In fact, the United States government recommends against filing without an attorney and counsels po...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/16/2018
  • Can I Make Large Purchases Before Filing for Bankruptcy?

    One of the main advantages of filing for bankruptcy is the discharge of most, if not all, of your unsecured debts.2 When a debt is unsecured, it means that the creditor does not have a lien or other security interest in a piece of collateral. For example, a car loan is generally a secured debt in that the creditor has a lien on the vehicle the loan was used to purchase. While secured debts can be also be discharged through bankruptcy, it usually also involves the creditor repossessi...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/16/2018
  • How Can The Automatic Stay Help Me?

    Many people who are experiencing financial problems may be able to benefit from filing for bankruptcy. While it is true that a bankruptcy can stay on your credit report for a significant amount of time, it also can result in a significantly lower debt burden than the one you had prior. One of the most immediate benefits of filing for bankruptcy is known as the “automatic stay.” The automatic stay is an injunction that is automatically issued the moment a person files for bankruptcy. ...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/15/2018
  • Can a Debtor Object to the Discharge of a Debt in Bankruptcy?

    One of the primary reasons people file for bankruptcy is that it often results in the dischargeof most, if not all of a person’s debt.1 When your debt is discharged, it means that you are no longer under any legal obligation to pay that debt. In many cases, a bankruptcy goes smoothly and debts are discharged without any issues. In certain cases, however, creditors object to the discharge of a particular debt or all of all of a debtor’s debts. These objections may be made wi...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/15/2018
  • What Are The Benefits of Hiring a Long Island Bankruptcy Attorney?

    Millions of people each year file for bankruptcy in the United States. The two most common types of consumer bankruptcies are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, both of which have the potential to significantly improve a person’s financial situation. In some cases, bankruptcy may be able to help people facing foreclosure keep their homes and other valuable possessions. While it is possible to file bankruptcy pro se (without an attorney), it is very difficult and the assistance of a law...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/14/2018
  • CFPB Offers Student Loan Borrowers Advice For New Year

    Millions of Americans are currently struggling with student loan debt. In fact, Forbes reports1that the student loan default rate was at 13.7 percent as of September, 2014. Falling behind on your student loans can have many negative consequences, including being unable to obtain financing for large purchases or being charged a significantly higher interest rate. While most student loans are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, there are several ways that bankruptcy may be able to help borrowers w...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 11/14/2018
  • What is a real estate transfer stamp?

    Many cities and villages in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois require you to obtain a real estate transfer stamp before you can complete the sale of your property. If one is required, title companies will not complete the transaction unless a transfer stamp is provided the day of the sale. What is a real estate transfer stamp and how do you get one? A city or village that has a transfer stamp will have some, or all, of the following requirements: property owner must pay any outstan...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 11/10/2018
  • Publications

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; color: #424242} span.s1 {color: #000000} LEGAL PUBLICATIONS: “Self Critical Analysis Documents & After Acquired Evidence” Consumer Attorneys of California, 1997; “Self Critical Analysis Documents are Discoverable,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 12, 1997; “Permanent Responsibility,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 16, 1999; “Working Moms Have Legal Rights,” Wetset Gazette, Fall 2000; “Federal and Sta...

     

    Posted by Karl Gerber 11/02/2018
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    Posted by 10/30/2018
  • BANKRUPTCY SOLUTIONS ATTORNEYS

    How Does Unemployment Affect My Bankruptcy? Losing a job can be devastating for a household on many different levels. Not only can being unemployed affect you morally, but also financially, as losing a main source of income often makes it impossible to stay current on your bills. Many individuals who are unemployed start to use credit cards to simply make ends meet though the credit card payments themselves can quickly become overwhelming. For this reason and more, many unemployed i...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 10/29/2018
  • What Kinds of Property Can I Keep in a New York Liquidation Bankruptcy?

    Many people who are considering bankruptcy are justifiably concerned about whether or not they will be able to keep their home, car, and other important assets. After all, the fundamental concept behind a Chapter 7 bankruptcy1 is the liquidation of a debtor’s assets in order to pay off creditors who have valid claims. Importantly, the bankruptcy code does not seek to leave people who file for bankruptcy penniless and provides various exemptions that allow most bankruptcy filers most, if not...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 10/26/2018
  • Can Filing For Bankruptcy Actually Improve a Person’s Credit?

      While bankruptcy can have significant benefits for many people, one of the main drawbacks is that the fact that you filed for bankruptcy can appear on your credit score for up to ten years. As a result, many people who are considering bankruptcy may be hesitant to actually file because they believe that it will be difficult or impossible to obtain financing at a reasonable interest rate for several years. For certain people, however, the existence of a bankruptcy on their cre...

     

    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 10/26/2018
  • Why Determining Medical Malpractice Can Be Challenging for Non-Attorneys

    In most jurisdictions, the key to proving malpractice goes beyond determining what happened and what went wrong -- it goes to whether the healthcare provider’s actions (or inactions) didn’t live up to the standard of care that’s expected. Even lawyers can’t come up with that determination. They need to hire medical experts. You can get the facts. What do you do with them? The average person will probably have a very difficult time finding the relevant facts of a possible ...

     

    Posted by Steven Heisler 10/22/2018
  • What are the top qualities of a good executor?

    An Executor for an estate is the person or entity chosen to carry out final wishes as stipulated in a will. Some of an executor’s responsibilities include: filing the will with the county clerk after the death of the testator, ensuring all debts/claims have been paid, ensuring all specific personal property distributions as directed in the will are made, distributing all remaining funds to the people named in the will after the payment of claims have been made, and the maintenance of any real...

     

    Posted by Lauren Jackson 10/11/2018
  • "Orlando's 2018 Legal Elite by Orlando Style"

    SAMAROO LAW, P.A. – A FRESH PERSPECTIVE  http://www.orlandostylemagazine.com/avita-m-samaroo/ If she is not passionately advocating for her clients, you will probably find Avita Samaroo volunteering with her family or strolling the local art galleries of Central Florida. After just one meeting with Avita, it’s clear to see that she exudes creativity and passion.  It’s those same qualities that she has taken with her to Samaroo Law.  Attorney Samaroo recentl...

     

    Posted by Avita Samaroo 10/08/2018
  • Https://aaoaus.com/ Top 40 under 40 AWARD

    Avita M. Samaroo was nominated and voted upon peers and colleagues as "Top 40 Under 40" in Personal Injury category for Florida.    https://aaoaus.com/directory/listing/avita-m-samaroo   ...

     

    Posted by Avita Samaroo 10/08/2018
  • "LIFTING THE VEIL OF SILENCE"

    To VIEW LINK:  http://www.orlandostylemagazine.com/lifting-the-veil-of-silence/      LEGAL OPTIONS FOR THE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT by Avita Samaroo and Mark Nejame It has been estimated over 40% of women in Florida and over 20% of men have been victimized by sexual violence other than rape.1  These statistics are astonishing to say the least.   Historically, victims of sexual violence were silenced because of the lack of understanding ...

     

    Posted by Avita Samaroo 10/08/2018
  • When it’s Time to End the Marriage

    After the gifts have been opened, the honeymoon has ended and all the pictures framed, the real work of marriage begins. The daily grind sets in with the stresses life can throw at a married couple. A few years later, children may enter the scene adding more happiness and chaos. Some marriages try to move forward until, one day they just can’t anymore. For some couples, there will come a time when the marriage becomes broken. It may stem from a multitude of reasons, but the end result is divo...

     

    Posted by Jean Brown 10/05/2018
  • What You Should Know About Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage

    Personal Injury Protection insurance, also known as PIP, is an extension of car insurance that offers immediate compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages following a car accident injury. Automobile insurance companies are required to offer PIP coverage to their insured, unless said coverage is specifically declined in writing. Many people have PIP coverage included in their policy and don’t even know it. PIP claims are generally capped at $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000, dep...

     

    Posted by Sadat Montgomery 09/26/2018
  • Is a DUI Possible With Self-Driving Cars?

    Recently, I came across an newspaper article in which a San Fran man was arrested on January 13, 2018, because he decided to take advantage of a Tesla self-driving car.  Actually, he was arrested for DUI when he was found passed out behind the wheel - the car was in self-drive mode. Lately, I've been paying particular attention to self-driving cars and car accidents, but is a DUI possible even though one is not driving?  The short answer is "yes." Why?  Well, it has to do with ...

     

    Posted by 09/24/2018