Debt Collectors Misled Borrowers

On September 6, 2012, in Debt collection defense, by Jason Mays, Esq.

Debt Collectors Misled Borrowers

Court Finds that Debt Collectors Misled Borrowers

A debt collection agency recently sent a letter to borrowers telling them that their student loan debts could not be discharged in bankruptcy, and must be paid. The truth is, student loans CAN sometimes be discharged in bankruptcy, although it is uncommon. Read more about this topic here.

Debt collectors misled borrowers often, judging from the number of successful Fair Debt Collection Practices lawsuits against them. If you have been harassed, lied to, contacted at unusual hours, or otherwise abused by debt collectors, you may be entitled to compensation.

Long Island Litigation Attorneys

The attorneys at The Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC can help in these matters.  Call (516) 858-2620 today for a free consultation!

Debt Collectors Falling Short

On August 14, 2012, in Debt collection defense, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Debt Collectors Falling Short

Debt Collectors Falling Short

Debt collectors are third parties that buy debts from lenders. More specifically, debt collectors buy the right to sue for a debt. The problem is, they don’t always have all the evidence they need to actually win the lawsuit.

If you are being sued by a debt collector, or have other legal questions, feel free to call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 to schedule a free consultation.


No-Fault Divorce and Maintenance

Our office has received numerous calls regarding the relationship between New York’s new No-Fault Divorce Maintenance.  The March 12, 2012, Sunday edition of Newsday had an article written by Carol Polsky, which covered this very topic.  Several prominent lawyers weighed in on the affects that this new statute has had in legal practice.  It seems that everybody agrees that the No-Fault ground for divorce seems to make life easier in cases where the estranged couple has very little in the way of assets and does not have children.  The statute seems to divide attorneys on the issue of maintenance however; especially temporary maintenance.  The new formula has resulted in trial court decisions that are all over the map.  Consistency does not appear to be coming any time soon either.  With an escalating number of challenges to this statute coming before the Appellate Courts as we speak, there is much anticipation as to the direction New York will head with regards to shifting the so called “earnered spouse.”

If you are facing a divorce and have questions regarding maintenance or any other issue, feel free to call us at (516) 858-2620 to speak to a divorce attorney!


Marriage Equality Act

On July 29, 2011, in Divorce, Family Law, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Marriage Equality Act (MEA)

Recently we have received several phone calls regarding the Marriage Equality Act.  The Marriage Equality Act is the act which has changed the New York Domestic Relations Law to allow the parties to a marriage to be of the same sex.

This act also ensures that all benefits that are given to heterosexual married couples also be given to homosexual married couples; whether these benefits stem from legislation, common law, administrative or court rule, public policy or however else.  This MEA has gone into effect as of July 24, 2011.  In the Dickerson v. Thompson ruling, the Court points out the fact that The MEA also provides that valid out of state same sex marriages will be recognized and treated the same as valid in state marriages of any kind.

Long Island Divorce Attorneys

As always, if you have any questions regarding The Marriage Equality Act, please feel free to call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at (516) 858-2620 to speak with a Family Lawyer!

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