Helpful Articles

  • A Snapshot of American Credit Card Debt

    The United States is commonly known for its consumer tendencies. Spending money on lavish homes, vehicles, clothes, jewelry, and other possessions has long been a status symbol and, in the last decade, many Americans have scrambled to purchase SUVs, smartphones, and home entertainment systems to rival their neighbors and “keep up with the Joneses.” While living with all of these conveniences and even luxuries can be enjoyable, there is a darker side of the financial picture in many Americ...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 08/07/2018
  • Does The Loss of a Loved One Mean The Loss of Inheritance For Bankruptcy Debtors?

    Does The Loss of a Loved One Mean The Loss of Inheritance For Bankruptcy Debtors? When a family member or friend passes away and leaves you money or property, it is generally because they want you to benefit from the bequeathment. However, for individuals who have filed for bankruptcy or are considering bankruptcy, receiving an inheritance may be stressful and concerning. They often wonder whether the inheritance will disqualify them from bankruptcy or whether the bankruptcy trustee will ...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 08/07/2018
  • Adding Insult to Injury? Information Regarding Personal Injury Claims In Bankruptcy

    When an individual files for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, they are already facing financial difficulties. Suffering a personal injury in an accident can only make financial struggles worse due to medical bills, lost income, and other injury-related losses. If another party was negligent in causing the accident, the injured victim can seek compensation from them by filing a claim for personal injury in civil court. However, if the injured victim has filed for bankruptcy or plans to...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 08/07/2018
  • Judicial Lien Avoidance In Bankruptcy

    Judicial Lien Avoidance in Bankruptcy A money judgment is a court ruling that makes an individual debtor liable for the payment of a debt. A judgment is effective as a lien against all of the judgment debtor’s real property in the county of the judgment or any other county where the judgment has been transcribed into the official records. This judgment lien or judicial lien is effective both with respect to property owned at the time of the judgment, as well as property acquired af...


    Posted by Ronald D. Weiss 08/07/2018
  • 3 Things Drivers Need to Know About California Lemon Law

    California is, without a doubt, one of the most intense states to drive in. In addition to the largest population in the United States, California has the most automobiles registered by more than 6 million (ahead of Texas). Of all the states to have a faulty vehicle, California is by far the most dangerous. Fortunately, there are laws in place to protect consumers from certain defects. This refers to the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, or the California lemon law. The purpose of this law...


    Posted by Brian K. Cline 07/23/2018

    No one likes going for a medical checkup but, unfortunately, it is important to your overall health to do so. It is good to check in with a trusted medical professional on a regular basis to discuss any changes in your health or other concerns. Physicians should know how to best spend time with patients to identify any health issues and advise patients on how to lower the risk of developing certain conditions. When you think of medical malpractice, you likely think of doctors making grav...


    Posted by Gabriel Levin 07/22/2018
  • 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