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July 7, 2016 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

Why You Can Not Avoid Bankruptcy

Think your debts will go away just because they are not on your credit report, or the calls have stopped? Think Again! Some people think you can “lay low” and wait out the collection attempts, but it is easy for …

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July 1, 2016 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Part 2

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When exactly does retirement happen? While the answer to that question for many is, “as soon as possible, please….” – the bottom line is that the current full retirement age to start receiving Social Security benefits varies depending on the …

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June 30, 2016 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Part 1

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While the latter isn’t likely to occur, there are two “lesser known” strategies that can help married couples maximize their Social Security benefits. Here’s how they work: Claim Now & Suspend. This generally applies to married couples where one partner …

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June 28, 2016 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Bankruptcy

F. Lee Bailey, OJ Simpson’s Attorney, Files for Bankruptcy

Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, best known for his defense in the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial, has filed for bankruptcy in Maine in an effort to discharge an IRS debt of more than $5 million. Even though debts to the IRS aren’t …

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June 25, 2016 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. in Firm News

New York Magazine Lists Michael H. Schwartz as a Top-Rated Lawyer of 2015

Michael H. Schwartz received recognition in a special section of New York Magazine that spotlighted “The New York Area’s Top-Rated Lawyers.”

Third Year in a row for the White Plains Bankruptcy Attorney Michael H. Schwartz, an established consumer bankruptcy attorney in White Plains, received recognition in a special section of New York Magazine that spotlighted “The New York Area’s Top-Rated Lawyers.” …

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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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