Consumer

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

Pursuing Adoption in New York

Pursuing Adoption in New York

April 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

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

CLARO Part 3 – What to Expect in Court

CLARO Part 3 – What to Expect in Court

March 16, 2015 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Learn the basics of the courtroom and the primary roles of those in the court room. 

Consumer Debt CLARO Part 2

Consumer Debt CLARO Part 2

March 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm 0 comments

Service is one of the first steps of a law suit. Learn the proper ways to be served.

Consumer Debt Overview CLARO

Consumer Debt Overview CLARO

February 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

Consumer Debt may come from a variety of sources, student loans, credit card debt, medical bills, car loans, etc.  

Understanding 401(k) Fees

Understanding 401(k) Fees

February 10, 2015 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

Too often people choose investments in their 401(k) plans without understanding how much they cost. High fees can reduce your retirement savings by thousands of dollars over time.

Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet

Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet

February 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

This Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet post originally appeared on National EITC Outreach Partnership site. Photo: (Phillip Ingham) The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), enacted by Congress in the 1975, is a federal tax credit available to assist working families and individuals. The EITC has several important benefits: it reducesRead More

New Rules Take Aim At Deceptive Debt Collection

New Rules Take Aim At Deceptive Debt Collection

December 15, 2014 at 7:11 am 1 comment

New court rules and new state regulations have been adopted to protect consumers and ensure a fair legal process. Over 100,000 credit card debt collection cases are brought every year against ordinary consumers in New York State, many of whom are elderly or disadvantaged. Often these cases get to courtRead More