Helpful Articles

  • You Can’t Take My House! Requirements for an Assigned Mortgage Lender to Have Standing in a NY Foreclosure Case

    When a property owner defaults on a mortgage in New York, the lender that owns that mortgage has the right to file an action for foreclosure against the borrower to seize the property due to non-payment. However, as in any type of legal action, the borrower has the right to assert certain defenses and simply because a request for a foreclosure was filed does not mean the borrower will lose their property. Instead, they should enlist the assistance of a skilled foreclosure defense ...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 07/20/2018
  • Which Type of Modification is Right for You? A Look at the Trends Regarding HAMP v. Traditional Mortgage Loan Modifications in the U.S

    Many homeowners who were delinquent or in default on their mortgages have obtained relief by securing a modification of various terms of their loans. Over a four-year period from 2007 to 2001, the U.S. Treasury reports that more than 2.1 million property owners obtained modifications throughout the United States, and millions more have obtained modifications in the years since. Such modifications not only help owners keep their property but also relieve loan servicers and banks ...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 07/20/2018
  • Islip, NY Bankruptcy Attorney

    While the median income in Islip, New York is around $94,000 per year for a household,1 many residents of this town on the South Shore of Long Island are still struggling to make ends meet. Thanks to ever-rising housing prices and a cost of living well above the national average,2 many households are living below the poverty line, especially with the still not-so-stable job market3 on Long Island. With all of these factors combined with other unexpected life events such as illness...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 07/19/2018
  • Getting Rid Of The Bail System In California Can Be Detrimental To Our State's Finances

    As a business owner within the bail bond industry, we've come across a very challenging hurdle which is better known as "Bail Reform". This article is going to cover and outline the major points that are involved in the California bail reform initiative.  What is Bail Reform? Bail reform was created to give certain individuals that are in custody for committing a criminal offense, a proper chance to protect themselves throughout the pre-trial system.  This chance is better known...


    Posted by 07/18/2018
  • Should you seek medical treatment after a Serious Head Injury?

    What is Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI)? Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is usually caused by a sudden physical jolt or blow to the head, neck, or body that results in a brain malfunction, which can range from temporary to permanent. In fact, the precipitating event need not be extreme to result in a TBI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, nearly a third of injury-related deaths in the United States are caused by TBIs. If you or someone you know has sustained ...


    Posted by Oleg Rybak 07/18/2018
  • Life Insurance Policies Protect Child Support and Alimony


    Posted by Lauren Brusca 07/18/2018
  • How to Act in a Courtroom


    Posted by Lauren Brusca 07/18/2018
  • Dying After a Divorce—What Happens to the Alimony and Child Support Obligations


    Posted by Lauren Brusca 07/18/2018
  • Child Support: What to Do About Late or Missing Child Support Payments


    Posted by Lauren Brusca 07/18/2018
  • Even “Fender-Benders” Can Cause Serious Injuries

    Rear-end accidents are some of the most common collisions on the roads in San Antonio and throughout the United States. In a single year, there were about 2,101,000 rear-end crashes reported in the U.S., which was more than any other type of collision. Many people refer to rear-end accidents as “fender-benders” because they often cause relatively minor property damage to bumpers and are not considered to be particularly serious events. However, statistics indicate that of the 2,101,000 r...


    Posted by George Salinas 07/16/2018
  • Lawyer Up! Work Smarter, Dress Sharper and Bring Your A-Game to Court (and Life), T&G Press, 2017

    This book is broken down into three sections – Inside, Outside, and  What NotToWear To Court. The sections areintended to be practical, inspirational, and humorous in turn.   The first section, Inside, is about getting your mind right and your head in the game. It’s a distillation of practical tips for lawyers to maximize their day-to-day work and tackle their long-term career goals. The fi...


    Posted by Bruce Denson 07/13/2018
  • What are the requirements for a will to be valid?

    In the estate-planning world, there are many different requirements (depending on the state) for a last will and testament to be valid. One of the main reasons to make a Will is for it to set forth the final distribution of your assets. There is no point in having a Will if it is not deemed valid in the event it is challenged in a court of law. Each state has its own requirements, but the following is for Wills that are created in the state of Illinois. First, the person making the Will must ...


    Posted by Lauren Jackson 07/12/2018
  • The Payment And Disclosure Of Attorneys Fees In a Long Island Bankruptcy Case

    If you are having a difficult time paying your monthly bills and are considering the filing of a bankruptcy petition, it is important to gain a general understanding of how attorneys fee are charged, paid and disclosed in a Long Island bankruptcy case. The answers to these questions depend, in part on whether you intend to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Attorneys’ Fees in a Nassau County Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Bankruptcy An attorney representing an individua...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 07/05/2018
  • Standing and the Possession of Original Loan Documents in a New York Foreclosure

    The crash of the housing bubble in the last decade caused a devastating effect on consumers throughout New York State. In 2016, homeowners in New York are defaulting on mortgages as the result of the loss of employment and income, a by-product of the financial meltdown following the collapse of the subprime markets. Foreclosure actions in New York are a significant part of the courts’ dockets and are costing the parties involved, as well as the state, both time, and money. Adding...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 07/05/2018
  • Defenses In a New York Foreclosure Based On Violations Of Truth In Lending Act And RESPA

    If you are experiencing financial difficulties and cannot pay your monthly mortgage, an experienced Long Island foreclosure attorney can discuss possible solutions and even defenses to a foreclosure action should one be filed against you. While there are many different defenses that may apply to your situation, two such defenses include violations of the Truth and Lending Act or the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Truth in Lending Violations Congress enacted the Truth i...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 07/05/2018
  • Which Type of Mortgage Modification is Right for You?

    Many people facing foreclosure may wrongfully believe that they have no options but to lose their home or commercial property. Fortunately, there are solutions to fight against a foreclosure and even to prevent a foreclosure action from even being filed in the first place. One of the most common alternatives to giving up your home in foreclosure is to get approved for a modification of your mortgage. Mortgage modifications can change certain terms of your mortgage to lower your payment ...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 07/04/2018
  • Disclosing Attorney’s Fees in a Bankruptcy Case

    Having an experienced bankruptcy attorney handling your case is imperative to obtaining the best possible results and the maximum discharge of your debts. An attorney will help ensure that you meet all requirements for disclosures, filings, and hearings so that your case can be resolved efficiently and without complications. What you may not realize is that bankruptcy laws also set out requirements for attorneys throughout the case. One important requirement is to fully and accurately...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 07/04/2018
  • What is included in closing costs?

    When you are selling your home (or any type of property for that matter) sellers are always curious what their closing costs are going to run. Sometimes the costs can make the difference as to whether you get money back or have to bring money to the closing. A lot of people do not realize how expensive it can be to sell their home.   Below is a breakdown of the typical closing costs you will incur when you are selling your home: Realtor feesThis will usually be your biggest fee.&nb...


    Posted by Lauren Jackson 06/25/2018
  • What do medical malpractice attorneys do and when you should hire one?

    What do medical malpractice attorneys do and when you should hire one? When most patients undergo a routine surgery, are admitted to a hospital or visit a doctor’s office there are positive outcomes and patients leave healthy and whole. Unfortunately, not all medical care has positive outcomes, and sometimes medical care can go terribly wrong. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2015 survey, 86 percent of adult Americans, and 93 percent of children had some conta...


    Posted by Randolph Rice Jr 06/12/2018
  • How can police search a car without a warrant?

    How can police search a car without a warrant? As a criminal law attorney, I have often argued whether law enforcement had grounds to search a client’s clothes, home, car or business. Under law, police need a warrant to inspect premises, but a recent decision from the Court of Appeals of Maryland explains that officers at a traffic stop didn’t need a warrant to search a car. Why? Because the officers had enough direct telltale signs at the stop to determine the driver could have been ca...


    Posted by Randolph Rice Jr 06/12/2018