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If you filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy, look into filling IRS form 982 When you filed your bankruptcy, debts were written off. Creditors sometimes mail to you a document called a 1099-c. This is sometimes referred to as “forgiveness of debt” In order to eliminate the potential negative income tax consequences to you: When you…

DID SOMEONE FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS UNDER YOUR NAME? If you discover that someone has collected unemployment under your name (or someone you know) here are some things you can do to deal with this situation. This is a bigger problem that you might imagine. There are people trying to collect unemployment, in multiple states…

What is a self proving affidavit for a will? While a self-proving affidavit form is not required under the laws of the state of New York, here is brief discussion regarding why it is recommended. If you don’t have one, let us know, and we can get one for you. The affidavit is a document…

Getting your affairs in order Plan for the Future! No one ever plans to be sick or disabled. Yet, it’s this kind of planning that can make all the difference in an emergency. Long before she fell, Louise put all her important papers in one place and told her son where to find them. She…

RICO suit, McKinsey In a decision last week, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit revived Jay Alix’s RICO suit against McKinsey regarding the latter’s conduct in securing a large piece of the high end bankruptcy consulting market (estates with assets worth over $1 billion). The Southern District of New York had previously ruled…

BEWARE OF USING MONEY FROM YOUR IRA OR 401(K) TO PAY DEBTS This can be a costly error. Using retirement funds to pay off debts can hurt you in numerous ways. The vast majority of retirement accounts are exempt. This means your creditors cannot get at them and you won’t lose them if you file…

Suffolk County is hiring over 700 cops. If you drive in Suffolk County, beware of the increase in police officers, that will be added to the police force soon. Suffolk County is set to dramatically boost its police ranks — including by potentially siphoning off cops from the NYPD. The county executive Steve Bellone announced…

How to Spot Student Loan Scams. Things you can do to protect yourself. “Enroll now and get your student loans forgiven!” “We can reduce your student loan payments!” “Don’t wait. Obama student loan forgiveness ends soon!” If you’re one of the 43 million people with student loan debt, you’ve likely received emails or seen ads…

Baby Powder Talc linked to Ovarian Cancer You May Be Entitled to Compensation For Damages Resulting From Sustained Use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Pay $100 Million Dollar Settlement As of October 2020 Nearly 20,000 Women Have Filed Suit. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or a…

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