Consumer

10 Things Every Consumer Should Know

10 Things Every Consumer Should Know

June 22, 2015 at 9:25 am 0 comments

The Department of Consumer Affairs All consumers should know the ten following tips: 1. Check a business’ license status and complaint history. 2. Look for refund policies and credit card limitations, which stores must post. 3. Look for prices, which stores must post for goods and services. 4. Ask for and keep receipts.  5. BewareRead More

File a Complaint with DCA

File a Complaint with DCA

June 15, 2015 at 9:25 am 0 comments

Learn how to file a complaint with DCA, Department of Consumer Affairs and reasons why you would want to file a complaint. DCA licenses 55 types of industries, like contractors, used car dealers, parking garages. Remember to work with licensed businesses. Even if a business is not licensed by theRead More

CLARO Part 9 Default Judgement

CLARO Part 9 Default Judgement

May 18, 2015 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Default Judgement is explained by Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO). Money can be taken from your funds, your account frozen, and show up on your credit report in a default judgement. 1. Remember to file an answer. 2. Order to show cause 3. Use resources like CLARO and LawHelpNY.

CLARO Part 8 – Endgame

CLARO Part 8 – Endgame

May 12, 2015 at 9:30 am 0 comments

If your case is not dismissed it can end in three ways.

CLARO Part 7 – Discovery

CLARO Part 7 – Discovery

May 4, 2015 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Discovery is an exchange of documents between both the Plaintiff and Defendant. Respond if a demand for Discovery is made.

CLARO Part 6 – Legal Defenses

CLARO Part 6 – Legal Defenses

April 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

Become familiar with the common legal defenses you can make in a consumer debt case.

Help for New Yorkers with Tax Problems

Help for New Yorkers with Tax Problems

April 17, 2015 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

It’s tax season and LawHelpNY previously wrote about free places to file and Earned Income Credit, but there may be difficult situations that arise after have filed your taxes or failing to file. Dealing with the IRS can be overwhelming, but there are resources in New York that taxpayers canRead More

CLARO Part 5 – Answer

CLARO Part 5 – Answer

April 13, 2015 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Become familiar with an Answer to a summons complaint. Learn in 3 steps what you need to know about filing the Answer.

CLARO Part 4 – Steps in a Lawsuit

CLARO Part 4 – Steps in a Lawsuit

April 6, 2015 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Learn about the four key steps to a lawsuit.

Tax Season Filing Options

Tax Season Filing Options

April 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm 0 comments

There are thirteen days left in the tax season there are no-cost tax prep options available. Photo Credit: StockMonkeys.com via Compfight cc Thousands of New Yorkers – approximately one in five – are missing out on up to $10,000 in tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child CareRead More