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.
If your case is not dismissed it can end in three ways.
Discovery is an exchange of documents between both the Plaintiff and Defendant. Respond if a demand for Discovery is made.
Become familiar with the common legal defenses you can make in a consumer debt case.
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
Become familiar with an Answer to a summons complaint. Learn in 3 steps what you need to know about filing the Answer.
Learn about the four key steps to a lawsuit.
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
Different circumstances may lead individuals and families to consider adoption. The legal adoption process gives the adopting party the same rights and responsibilities of natural parents. The child (or adult) being adopted takes the same last name as the adopting parents, and has the same rights and privileges as ifRead More
Learn the basics of the courtroom and the primary roles of those in the court room.