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DWI on Long Island

(Image from nytimes.com) DWI Issues and Long Island DWI – Driving While Intoxicated aka Drinking and Driving. Drinking and Driving is a problem that has plagued Long Island.  Nassau County and Suffolk County have a major problem with drunk drivers on their roads.  There was an informative article in the New York Times on July 24, […]


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Free Foreclosure, Loan Modification and Bankruptcy Assistance

Free Foreclosure, Loan Modification and Bankruptcy Assistance The following article appeared in Today’s New York Newsday: Nassau County homeowners at risk of losing their homes can get free housing and legal advice on Monday, Oct. 1. The Nassau County Bar Association will hold its monthly foreclosure clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. at its headquarters […]


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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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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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Facing foreclosure, should I consider bankruptcy?

Yes. Why? Because the longer you wait to file bankruptcy, the more difficult it may be to save your home. But the bank might modify my mortgage. Sure, but what if the bank doesn’t modify your mortgage. While you wait for a potential loan modification – your mortgage arrears and the interest are piling up. […]


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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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$1 Billion to Help Unemployed Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Wall Street Reform Bill: $1 billion fund to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure The Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform bill which passed through Congress and is headed for President Obama’s desk, contains a provision that is likely to help some unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure. The Washington Independent reports that there is a provision in the bill to […]


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Forensic Mortgage Loan Audits

Forensic Loan Audits Forensic Loan Audits A Forensic Loan Auditor,  purportedly, reviews your mortgage loan documents to determine whether your mortgage lender violated any state or federal mortgage lending laws when they funded your loan. We always wondered if these outfits were really helping homeowners. We couldn’t quite figure out how just finding problems with the […]


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