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  • Assets You’ve Recently Sold or Given Away

    Your Assets in Bankruptcy As we discussed in our last blog post, when you file a bankruptcy case everything you own at that moment in time comes under the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court. The law has to pick a point in time—when your case is filed—to look at your financial situation, esp... Read more

  • Addressing Special Asset Issues

    Addressing Special Asset Issues: Assets Shared with Others Debts and Assets At its core, bankruptcy is about debts and assets. You are looking into bankruptcy because you need to manage your debts. Under "straight bankruptcy" this is mostly done by discharging (legally writing off) those of you... Read more

  • Protecting Your Retirement in Bankruptcy

    Addressing Special Asset Issues: Retirement Benefits Protecting Your Retirement in Bankruptcy Most forms of retirement are protected when you file under any Chapter of bankruptcy. There are a few exceptions to this, so you want to make sure that whatever retirement you have is protected. ... Read more

  • Addressing Special Asset Issues

    Your Property in Bankruptcy Most people who file bankruptcy do NOT lose anything they own that they want to keep. That's because everything they own is "exempt," meaning that they are all of the types of property that are protected from their creditors when filing bankruptcy. And the value of ea... Read more

  • Department of Defense Injuries

    If you are a civilian employee working for the Department of Defense and you have sustained an injury on the job, you want a lawyer with a specific set of skills and knowledge to help protect your rights. As a federal worker, you are required to file any claim for workers compensation under the F... Read more

  • U.S. Labor Department Considers New EEOICP Act Rule

    The U.S. Department of Labor is reviewing a new rule that it hopes will increase administrative efficiency with respect to claims filed under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). The EEOICPA governs the payment of workers' compensation and similar benefits ... Read more

  • What Happens If You Were Partially At Fault for Your Injury?

    When you've been hurt because of someone else's wrongful or careless act, one of your first thoughts is to seek compensation for lost wages or income, medical expenses and other damages. But what if the accident was partially your fault? Can you still recover a financial award to pay for the los... Read more


    In response to a large increase in worker deaths in the last fiscal year, changes to the status quo are being proposed. Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater NY, said it is a priority to get legislation passed requiring workers on buildings over ten s... Read more

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