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!
We have recently encountered some issues during debt settlement negotiations with creditors. It now seems to be an increasing trend that creditors are requiring a power of attorney form, even from your attorney, to discuss the creditors accounts. Generally, a letter of representation or an authorization form is sufficient. Don’t be shocked however when they refuse to speak with any person who has not been given an effective power of attorney. Although it seems to be a little redundant to have an attorney given such powers (which the retainer has seemingly already given him), the hurdle is minor and is generally easier to comply with than to challenge. If there are any questions or concerns regarding whether or not granting your attorney the power of attorney is a wise decision, then feel free to call us at (516) 858-2620!
We proudly assist residents of Long Island: Nassau county, Suffolk county, New York City: Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan with their debt issues.
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“I should have done this sooner.”
Recently, we have had more and more individuals come into our office who have tried to alleviate their debts by hiring a debt consolidation, debt resolution, debt settlement, or some other “get rid of your debt quick” company. Many of them have paid thousands of dollars to these companies. Most of them have only had one or two, if they’re lucky, debts actually settled. After we explain how bankruptcy works and the client decides that filing bankruptcy is in their best interest, they almost all say “I should have done this sooner.”
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So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by your bills and debt collectors are ringing your phone off the hook , it would be wise to obtain a free consultation from a bankruptcy attorney before you hand over what little money you do have to some company with a fancy commercial and/or website.
We proudly assist residents of Long Island (Nassau county, Suffolk county) and New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan) with their bankruptcy filings. We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island, at 393 Jericho Tpke., Ste. 208, Mineola, NY 11501.
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