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Steps to a Thorough Estate Plan

April 18, 2017

Many of us believe estate planning is only for the wealthy who have a lot to leave behind. But while individuals with large estates definitely need to have a plan in place, people with homes, savings accounts, and children should consider creating an estate plan. An estate plan ensures your assets, belongings, and property fall...  read more

Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney

April 12, 2017

When you’re filing for bankruptcy, the thought of needing to pay for a lawyer can seem impossible and overwhelming. When you’re already unable to manage or control your debt, hiring a professional to help you through the bankruptcy process may not seem like an option. But can you really file for bankruptcy without an attorney’s...  read more

Why Some Debtors May Be Hounded by Collectors More Than Others

March 15, 2017

When a debt goes into collections, it becomes the debt collector’s responsibility to get you to pay. This means they will do everything in their power to push you to make a payment. Typically, this involves constant phone calls and letters.   But it seems like some individuals get hounded more aggressively than others. If...  read more

5 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

March 12, 2017

Creating an estate plan for your successors to follow is a great way to ensure all your property, assets, and belongings fall into the right hands after you pass. But just creating your estate plan isn’t always enough.   If you’re making mistakes when creating your estate plan, you may actually be creating a bigger...  read more

Benefits of a Charitable Remainder Trust

February 18, 2017

Many Brooklyn residents choose to leave a charitable donation behind as part of their estate plan. While this can be a great way to continue doing good after you’re gone, you will want to do some planning before leaving a donation.   Creating your donation as a charitable remainder trust, or CRT, can be beneficial...  read more

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Repayment Plan

February 10, 2017

Filing for bankruptcy is a necessity for many individuals, but the processes for Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy are actually entirely different. Unlike under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which forgives you for your debt, Chapter 13 requires you to create a repayment plan to pay off some of your debts. But how is the Chapter...  read more

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test

January 13, 2017

Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy can be extremely beneficial for individuals trying to get out from under the pressure of debt. While Chapter 7 wipes away your debt and allows you to start fresh, it isn’t an available option for all individuals. If you have enough money to repay your debts under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you...  read more

Estate Planning Must-Do: Organize Your Digital Assets

January 10, 2017

The world is becoming more and more digital. As the internet grows, new apps, programs and software are being created, putting just about everything online. While this can make our day-to-day easier, storing items online can present challenges for estate planning and creating a will. Although people are storing more online, they’re failing to account...  read more

Keep Estate Planning Documents Well Organized

December 6, 2016

Preparing an estate plan for your family to follow after your passing is the smart way to ensure your assets and possessions fall into the right hands. But there are a few additional steps you will want to take beyond creating an estate plan to reduce the headache and stress your family may experience during...  read more

Bankruptcy Fraud: Be Clear About Your Assets

December 2, 2016

When filing for bankruptcy, you will want to be clear and direct about your assets and what kind of debts you have. While most people want to use bankruptcy appropriately to eliminate or control their debts, some individuals attempt to take advantage of the system and end up committing bankruptcy fraud. But what is bankruptcy...  read more