Legal Blog

April 10, 2017 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

What to Expect in a Foreclosure Defense Case

Our New York foreclosure defense attorneys discuss what to expect in a foreclosure defense case.

Facing the prospect of going through a foreclosure is stressful. Being unfamiliar with these types of proceedings only exacerbates your concerns. But you don’t have to go it alone. Whether you are behind in your mortgage payments, facing delays or …

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April 7, 2017 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

Here’s Why You Should Fight to Save Your Home from Foreclosure

Our New York foreclosure defense attorneys discuss why you should fight to save your home from foreclosure.

If you are behind on your mortgage payments, home foreclosure may seem inevitable. While accepting the idea that you will lose your home and making alternative plans for your future may appear to be the best way to make the …

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April 5, 2017 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

What Can Be Reduced in a Loan Modification?

Our White Plains loan modification attorneys discuss principal reduction modification.

Unexpected circumstances, such as increases in expenses or decreases in income, can cause many people to run behind on their mortgage payments. Unfortunately, your mortgage lender may be less than sympathetic to your situation. In a matter of mere months, …

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August 14, 2016 | by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

Why You Should Always Hire The Best Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Loan Modification Lawyer

The Executive Office of The United States Trustee, is a Division of the Department of Justice, which primarily monitors consumer bankruptcy cases. On March 11, 2016 in a speech published by the American Bankruptcy Institute, Clifford T. White, III., The …

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

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.

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Part 2

Contact the law office of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. today for a free consultation.

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.

Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Part 1

Contact the law office of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. today for a free consultation.

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.

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.

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.

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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