If you live in Dutchess County or have most of your assets in Dutchess County, you do not have to go far to file for bankruptcy. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has a courthouse conveniently located in downtown Poughkeepsie.
The court’s address is 355 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601, near the HSBC Building. If you need to take public transportation to the court, the Poughkeepsie Loop Bus System is available from most points in Dutchess County. Also, train service is available to Poughkeepsie via the Metro North Railroad.
The court’s operating hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need to contact the courthouse for more information, call (845) 451-6362.
In addition to Duchess County, the Poughkeepsie Bankruptcy Court also handles cases from Putnam, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. These cases include Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings.
In 2012 alone, there were a total of 10,620 bankruptcy cases commenced in the Southern District of New York, including 9,513 non-business filings. That’s an average of 885 bankruptcy cases (793 non-business) that were filed in the court each month.
If you are consumer planning to file for bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York, why not get legal help from an attorney who has been practicing in the court since 1983 and has successfully handled thousands of cases for his clients?
Consumer bankruptcy lawyer Michael H. Schwartz is ready to help you today. Don’t delay! Set up a confidential consultation by calling Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., today at (800) On My Side or take a moment to complete our online contact form.
More about Dutchess County
Dutchess County is located in the Hudson River Valley in southeastern New York, roughly halfway between Albany and New York City. The Hudson River lies to its west, and the Connecticut border to its east. Poughkeepsie and Beacon are the county’s largest cities.
Forbes Magazine ranked the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown area of New York at No. 86 on its list of “Best Places for Businesses and Careers.” Vassar and Marist colleges, the Culinary Institute of America, the Vassar Brothers Medical Center and IBM are among the county’s leading employers.
However, in recent years, unemployment has stayed high in the region. In fact, through December 2012, the unemployment rate for the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown region stood at 7.7 percent, according to the New York State Department of Labor Statistics. In other words, there were 24,400 people in the region without jobs.
Get Legal Help for your Dutchess County Bankruptcy Case
No one plans on needing to file for bankruptcy. However, it is nothing to fear or feel shame about. Sometimes, matters beyond our control simply force us to make this decision. For instance, you might have lost your job in a round of company layoffs, or you may have fallen into debt due to hospital bills after you or a family member became seriously ill.
What is important is to get legal help now.
At the law office of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., we will never judge you or make you feel guilty about getting your fresh start. We just want to help.
For more than 30 years, consumer bankruptcy lawyer Michael H. Schwartz has used his skill and experience to make bankruptcy a relatively easy and painless experience for Dutchess County residents. It’s no wonder that he was recently named among the “The New York Area’s Top-Rated Lawyers” in a special section in New York Magazine.
He can put an end to your foreclosure, stop garnishment of your wages and unfreeze your bank account. He has helped thousands of other people in situations just like yours – without a single home lost to foreclosure or a bankruptcy discharge denied.
What are you waiting for? Run – don’t walk – to the law office of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.
Call us today toll-free at (800) On My Side or fill out our online contact form. Any information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.