Onondaga County, New York Bankruptcy Lawyers
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Karen received her B.A. from Ithaca College. In 2008, she earned her J.D. from the University of Buffalo Law School. Karen is admitted to practice in the State of New York. She is member of the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association.
I received my B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from SUNY Geneseo, and my J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association and Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association. My jurisdictions include New York State and the...
I am admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of New York, as well as the Northern District of New York.
Onondaga County Bankruptcy Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Law Assistance of Western New York
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.
If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.
Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.
Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.
Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.
Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.
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