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Foreclosures and Loan Modifications Up

Foreclosures are Increasing Foreclosures are increasing. According to several recent news articles and reports,  it appears that foreclosure actions are once again on the rise. Fortunately, we have noticed much of an increase in foreclosure actions being brought.  At any rate, this is still troubling news. Loan Modifications are up. At least in our office, […]


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Settle 2nd Mortgage for 10% of amount owed?

Settle  Your Second Mortgage Settle your second mortgage for 10% of the loan amount owed? Let’s say you owe 90k on your second mortgage and the bank is willing to accept 9k in full satisfaction. Not bad, right? Well, we have heard of such an offer! Generally, we would want to consider any issues or […]


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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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Foreclosures Plunge

Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq. is quoted in the following New York Law Journal article written by Andrew Keshner.  Mr. Keshner details how the new Attorney Affirmation requirement has impacted recent foreclosure filings. As stated in the article, we have seen a substantial decline in calls from homeowners seeking foreclosure defense representation. However, we have had […]


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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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Foreclosure Summons and Complaint

I was just served with a foreclosure summons and complaint, what should I do? You should respond! The summons tells you that a foreclosure action has been filed and that you have twenty (20) or thirty (30) days to respond.  The complaint tells you why the foreclosure action was brought. There are several different ways […]


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New York Foreclosure Law

In 2009, Governor Paterson signed foreclosure legislation aimed at protecting homeowners and tenants. Protection For Homeowners: NY foreclosure law now requires that a 90-day pre-foreclosure notice be sent to all homeowners facing foreclosure. This notice is sent prior to the start of the foreclosure action and allows additional time for many homeowners to work with […]


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