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Bankruptcy Credit Counseling Requirements – An Easy Hoop to Jump Through

Virtually all individuals who file for bankruptcy must complete a pre-filing and a post-filing credit counseling course to be eligible to file and obtain a discharge of debts. These courses are usually completed on the internet, though telephone and in-person options are available. Each course typically lasts around 2 hours. There are many providers that … Continue reading Bankruptcy Credit Counseling Requirements – An Easy Hoop to Jump Through

Insider Creditors – Don’t Repay Money Owed To Mom and Dad (yet)

In general, if you are even remotely considering bankruptcy as a solution, you should consult with an attorney before making any financial decisions because the law can affect you and those you care about in surprising ways. If you owe money to family and/or friends, it is natural to want to take care of them … Continue reading Insider Creditors – Don’t Repay Money Owed To Mom and Dad (yet)

Bankruptcy & COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has hurt a huge number of people financially, and with the unemployment benefit increase set to expire at the end of July, it will only get worse. Our Bankruptcy Court in the Western District of New York has remained open for case filing throughout the crisis, with most matters, including the “Meeting … Continue reading Bankruptcy & COVID-19

A New Law Practice

After practicing for 12 years at a small Buffalo firm, I recently left to begin a solo law practice focusing on helping individuals file for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. It’s a bit of a challenge to go from an office with several attorneys, paralegals, assistants, and a receptionist, to handling everything solo. The … Continue reading A New Law Practice


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