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Levoritz Law

Levoritz Law

17 State St, 40th Floor - New York, NY 10004
(718) 942-4004

Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner, L.L.P.

Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner, L.L.P.

We are bankruptcy lawyers NYC, first and foremost.

26 Court Street, Suite 2221 - Brooklyn, NY 11242
(718) 855-6840

Shipkevich PLLC

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Shipkevich PLLC

We bring the convenience of modern technology to a transparent bankruptcy practice.

65 Broadway Suite 508 - New York, NY 10006
(888) 433-8444

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Silverberg Law Firm P.C.

Silverberg Law Firm P.C.

90 Park Ave - New York, NY 10016
(212) 687-7000

McBreen & Kopko

McBreen & Kopko

I am a Partner of McBreen & Kopko and head the firm's bankruptcy practice group. I have a broad range of experience in all aspects of Consumer bankruptcy. We provide services in English and Spanish.

95-07 Jamaica Avenue - Woodhaven, NY 11421
(516) 364-1095

GRIFFIN HAMERSKY LLP

GRIFFIN HAMERSKY LLP

420 Lexington Avenue Suite 400 - New York, NY 10170
(646) 998-5580

Del Carmen & Associates, PC

Del Carmen & Associates, PC

Del Carmen & Associates, PC is a boutique law firm in New York. We can help you get a fresh start and eliminate your debt.

70-50 Austin Street Suite LL-111 - Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 464-4448

Law Office of Mark E. Cohen Esq

Law Office of Mark E. Cohen Esq

The main focus of my law practice is bankruptcy - working with clients to relieve themselves of their financial burdens so that they can aim for a healthier financial future.

108-18 Queens Boulevard 4th Floor, Suite 3 - Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 258-1500

Aguwa & Metu, P.C.

Aguwa & Metu, P.C.

89-44 162nd St - Jamaica , NY 11432
(718) 739-4444

Ackerman Fox, LLP

Ackerman Fox, LLP

5.0 AV Rated Bankruptcy and Debt Workout Attorneys | 50+ Yrs Combined Experience | Represent Debtors, Creditors and Adv. Proc. Defendants in Chs. 7, 11, 13 Bankr. Cases, and Clients in Foreclosure Defense, Debt Restructuring & Comm'l Litigation

90 Merrick Avenue Suite 400 - East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 425-5365

Warner & Warner, PLLC

Warner & Warner, PLLC

Worried about losing your house? Worried about losing your car? Just plain overwhelmed by debt? At Warner & Warner, we strive to obtain Debt Relief and a Fresh Financial Start for every one of our clients. Call today for a Free Consultation!

Orville & McDonald P.C.

Orville & McDonald P.C.

Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC

Harris-Courage & Grady, PLLC

Consult with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer today!

The Law Office of Tracy J. Murphy, PLLC

The Law Office of Tracy J. Murphy, PLLC

Francis J. O'Reilly, Attorney at Law

Francis J. O'Reilly, Attorney at Law

A bankruptcy firm that you can rely on to get the job done right.

Timothy R. Collins, Attorney at Law

Timothy R. Collins, Attorney at Law

We are a full service law firm, with a special emphasis on bankruptcy and immigration law. My firm provides businesses, employees, and law firms with legal and consulting services in the areas of visa, immigration and nationality law.

Duke Law Firm, P.C.

Duke Law Firm, P.C.

Family Law and Bankruptcy firm located in Livingston County, New York

Law Office of Bradley D. Schnur, Esq. P.C.

Law Office of Bradley D. Schnur, Esq. P.C.

The Law Office of Bradley D. Schnur, Esq., P.C. is a hands-on, attentive law firm. We lay out options for our clients and describe the different scenarios under each option, allowing the client to make informed decisions.

Kall & Reilly LLP

Kall & Reilly LLP

Kall & Reilly, LLP.

Ingber & Provost, LLP

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Ingber & Provost, LLP

Bankruptcy attorneys with over 40 years of combined experience representing the legal needs of clients in Long Island, the New York Metro Area, and the Hudson Valley.

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Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is a New York bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and loan modication law firm that has been helping individuals and businesses for more than 30 years.

Garvey Cushner & Associates

Garvey Cushner & Associates

Measuring Our Success By Our Clients' Success

The Law Offices of Christiaan Van Niekerk

The Law Offices of Christiaan Van Niekerk

We specialize in helping our Clients get out of debt and saving their homes from Foreclosure.

Hanson Law Firm, P.C.

Hanson Law Firm, P.C.

We carefully explain and consult how the law applies in your case, and the legal options available to you, our main goal is to help you make informed decisions and understand how they will impact your case.

Law Offices of Avrum J. Rosen, PLLC

Law Offices of Avrum J. Rosen, PLLC

Law Offices of Richard Scott Zirt

Law Offices of Richard Scott Zirt

The Empire State’s Economic Situation

Before the recession even began, New York was losing population faster than any other state, and with the highest per-capita income taxes in the country and business taxes the second-highest, the affordability factor has never been so severely out of step. Bankruptcies filed in 2008 hit record levels with over 47,000 in New York alone, and over 96% of those filed by consumers. It is estimated that 1.4 million consumer bankruptcies will be filed in the U.S. in 2009, the surge triggered by the foreclosure crisis and economic downturn.

Investigating the New York Bankruptcy Process

The Federal Bankruptcy Law involves processes, procedures and evaluations which can be complex and confusing, including major revisions made in 2005. Seek the advice of an attorney/law firm with specific long-term experience in New York bankruptcy matters. Check references, if possible. A competent attorney will help you weigh your different options, make informed decisions, help you protect the security of your family and reduce your stress, while facing the realities of the situation.

Alternatives to New York Bankruptcy

Contact your creditors to try to work out payment arrangements that you can manage. Contact the non-profit Consumer Credit Counseling service to get help with a manageable repayment plan. Sell as many assets as you can and pay down your debt to a manageable level. Debt consolidation may be considered, but approach this option with caution to make sure it actually helps your situation.

Exemptions – Which Property is Exempt from Bankruptcy in New York?

Certain property, or values of property, is exempt from being included in the debtor’s estate and these exemptions vary from state to state. Some states have their own set of exemptions which replace the federal list, and other states allow you to choose between the state or federal list of exemptions. The exemptions, which change frequently, vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and understanding your options is a very important aspect of evaluating your position.

Some Debts Will Not Be Discharged in Your New York Bankruptcy:

  • Taxes owed to government agencies, such as the I.R.S., State of New York, regional, etc.
  • Student loans (unless undue hardship can be proved),
  • Debts incurred after the bankruptcy is filed
  • Debts owed to a spouse for divorce-related obligatory expenses
  • Debts not listed or scheduled or which the debtor waived discharge
  • Debts for willful and malicious injury by the debtor to another person or property owned by another

Next Steps for the New York Bankruptcy Filer

New Yorkers continue to suffer, as the State’s economy struggles to recover. If you are considering bankruptcy, decisions you make and actions you take can have a positive or negative effect on the outcome of your bankruptcy proceedings. Although some filers elect to handle their bankruptcy on their own, The U.S. Bankruptcy Court warns that “Bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal consequences - hiring a competent attorney is strongly recommended.”Click here to find New York attorney resources in your area.

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