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April 25, 2016 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

Punishing the Poor: Debtor’s Prison in the Modern Age AND What You can do to prevent it from happening to you!

Our White Plains bankruptcy attorneys discuss a debtor’s prison in the modern age AND what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.

While the justice system in America is clearly not perfect, there is one thing that most agree upon: the poor should not be punished simply for being poor. This concept is not new. Over 30 years ago, in 1983, the …

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February 15, 2016 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Firm News

White Plains Bankruptcy Attorney Supports Local School Project ‘The Magic Maker’

A teacher at a small public low-income high school on Manhattan’s Lower East Side who decided to rely on DonorsChoose.org to seek funds for her classroom’s needs has received financial help from White Plains bankruptcy attorney Michael H. Schwartz. The …

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November 23, 2015 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

Westchester County Condo Association Sanctioned for Violation of the Bankruptcy  Code

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A U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ordered Heritage Hills Condo 18 to pay $16,375.03 in compensatory and punitive damages for repeated violations of the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay and the Bankruptcy Court orders, marking the 15th time Michael H. Schwartz has achieved …

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November 19, 2015 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure

New York Now Takes the Lead in Property Foreclosures

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It has been close to 10 years since the housing market collapsed in the mid-2000s, and though the market has recovered in many towns and cities across the country, in other areas it continues to struggle as increasing numbers of …

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October 30, 2015 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

Consumer Bankruptcy and a Stable Society: The Positive Effects of Bankruptcy Protection

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Bankruptcy can provide a fresh financial start for honest consumers struggling with debt, and recent studies have shown that filing for bankruptcy has a generally positive effect on both the person filing as well as society as a whole. Many …

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October 21, 2015 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

Report on HAMP Finds Banks Still Mistreating Mortgage Borrowers

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The creation of the federal Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) was intended to help homeowners keep their homes in the face of the mortgage crisis and the end of the nationwide housing bubble. A recent report on the program’s progress, …

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September 2, 2015 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

Filing for Bankruptcy is a Smart Move, But Avoid These Foolish Mistakes

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The word “bankruptcy” may conjure feelings of dread, fear and shame in many New Yorkers – but it shouldn’t. In fact, those who file for bankruptcy do better financially than those who continue to struggle with their current debts, according …

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August 12, 2015 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

Here is Exactly Why People Who File Bankruptcy Are Smart

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By Steve Rhode June 30, 2015 I seem to spend a lot of time educating people that most everything they know about bankruptcy is just plain wrong. In fact a friend of mine just told me they were going to …

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July 14, 2015 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Debt Settlement, Foreclosure

Mr. Schwartz Successfully Eliminates $282,761 of Mortgage Debt, Reduces Interest Rate, and Eliminates Second Mortgage Entirely

In the latest of a long line of successful mortgage modifications, Michael H. Schwartz has been awarded the highest hourly rate ever in a mortgage modification by Chief Judge Cecilia G. Morris, United States Bankruptcy Court. The fees will be …

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July 6, 2015 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Debt Settlement

Report Finds Older Americans Suffer More Abuse from Debt Collectors

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Older individuals face more harassment and abuse from debt collectors, on average, than younger individuals do, according to a recent report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The researchers found that older Americans are more likely to be …

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