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I-485 Adjustment of Status

I-485 Adjustment of Status Recently, we have been receiving questions concerning the adjustment of status requirement for obtaining a Green Card.  When applying for a Green Card, you must first adjust your status from that of non-immigrant to permanent resident of the United States by filing an I-485 Application.  Where one files is determined by […]


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Same Sex Marriage in New York

Same Sex Marriage in New York As I am sure you have all heard that New York has become the most recent state to allow same sex marriage (which was long overdue).  There may be some “old” concerns for “new” couples hoping to take advantage of the new law.  Issues of pre nuptial and post […]


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Q & A: How Can I Use My Ch. 7 Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure?

Bank won’t modify my mortgage, how can I use the chapter 7 bankruptcy I just filed to avoid foreclosure? The following are “some” of the things you can do to avoid foreclosure if you just filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy: “Maybe” filing a “chapter 20” bankruptcy, which is a chapter 7 followed by a chapter 13, will help you. […]


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90 Day Pre-Foreclosure Notice

90 Day Pre-Foreclosure Notice I just received a 90 day pre-foreclosure notice; what does this mean? NY foreclosure law now requires that a 90-day pre-foreclosure notice be sent to many homeowners facing foreclosure.  The 90-day notice requirement must be sent to homeowners, at risk of foreclosure, who own and occupy a 1-4 family dwelling as […]


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Foreclosure Settlement Conference Notice

Scheduled Foreclosure Settlement Conference I received a notice to attend a foreclosure settlement conference, what should I do? Go! If you are facing foreclosure and the court has scheduled  a foreclosure settlement conference for you, you should attend or hire an attorney, probably for a lot less than you may think, to attend on your […]


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Buying A Home

The Home Buying Process Buying a home can be exciting and joyous. However, the home buying process can get a bit confusing at times. We often act as the buyer’s attorney during real estate transactions. In an effort to answer some of their questions, we provide our real estate clients with the following overview of […]


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Tenants and Foreclosure

Many tenants are finding out that the property they are renting has been foreclosed on. As I stated in an earlier post, NY foreclosure law now requires that tenants residing in foreclosed properties receive written notification of the change in ownership of the property. The law also requires that the tenant be allowed to remain […]


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Modification of a Child Support Order or Agreement

There are an increasing number of modification questions coming into our firm.  Modification of a child support order is slightly different than modification of a child support agreement.  It is more rare that a court will order a modification of a child support agreement because it interferes with parties right to contract.  Child support agreements […]


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Fighting Foreclosure After a Default Judgment.

Your lender brought a mortgage foreclosure action and obtained a default judgment against you. So, it’s game over and you are bound to lose your home to foreclosure, right? Not necessarily! The scenario usually goes something like this: Your mortgage lender brought a foreclosure action against you and allegedly had you served with a summons […]


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