Consumer

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

Photo: (Phillip Ingham) This Earned Income Tax Fact Sheet post originally appeared on National EITC Outreach Partnership site. 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 0 comments

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

Wills and lawyers — who needs them!?

Wills and lawyers — who needs them!?

November 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm 1 comment

Older Yorkers often ask one or both of the following questions about wills:   Do I really need a will? and If so, do I really need a lawyer in order to prepare one?   What follows are some basic answers to these questions. Do I need a will? ThereRead More

Live in Buffalo and are dealing with consumer issues? Western New York Law Center can help

Live in Buffalo and are dealing with consumer issues? Western New York Law Center can help

October 30, 2014 at 10:32 am 0 comments

The Western New York Law Center has a program to provide legal help with consumer debt, offering consumers assistance with garnishments, credit default judgments and other issues. The Law Center is offering this program because of what they call a  “troubling trend” in consumer debt cases in court. In 2013,Read More

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Know your rights and tackle your debt today!

October 1, 2014 at 10:41 am 0 comments

The unemployment and underemployment situation for New Yorkers is not getting any better.  This means that families across the state are still struggling with debt, potential foreclosure, and limited resources.  To find out what assistance may be available to help you deal with your debt, first make a list ofRead More

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

October 1, 2014 at 8:34 am 0 comments

Do you you know you may qualify for a discount on your telephone service through the Lifeline and Link-up programs? The program provides qualified consumer with discounts for monthly residential phone bills for basic telephone service and some wireless and cellular providers. Link-up program: provides a discount on the costRead More