Jeffrey M. Rosenblum, P.C.
A Fresh Start

August 2013 Archives

Chapter 13 bankruptcy for New Yorkers with financial challenges

Many Americans, including some residents of Nassau County, New York, are still trying to get out from under large medical bills and struggling with unemployment. With this in mind, it is safe to say that a large number of people may be considering bankruptcy. However, there are still a lot of people who do not completely understand bankruptcy and the reasons why it may be a good option for them.

Ways for teenagers to avoid credit card debt

Nassau, New York, is home to a number of universities. As the school year is about to start, many freshmen have their own credit card for the first time and this scares a lot of parents, especially if the parents are co-signers since co-signers are ultimately responsible for the credit card bill if the teenager cannot pay. Parents should remember that having a credit card is a significant step for their children to build a credit history that can be used to apply for loans or purchase a car in the future.

A farmer and his family file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Many Americans, including some from Nassau County look at agriculture as a profitable venture. However, just like any other business, farming has its ups and downs. When pests and natural calamities strike, farmers are more likely to encounter financial challenges. Because their business ventures, which are their farms, are often attached to their houses, farmers who are struggling with debts are in danger of losing not only their business but also their home.

New Yorkers can get debt relief by filing bankruptcy

Monopoly is a popular board game for many Americans. In the game, the ultimate goal of each player is to drive the other players to bankruptcy in order to defeat them. With the "Monopoly" attitude still lingering in our culture, most people, including those on Long Island, New York, may think that bankruptcy is the end of their finances or that they have somehow lost the game of life.

Declaring Chapter 7 in New York due to credit card debts

New Yorkers know how credit cards benefit their lives. A single swipe of the plastic allows cardholders to buy what they want, whenever they want. While credit cards are a convenient way to buy goods and services instead of having to use cash, people often make mistakes when using their credit cards, which can result in a great deal of debt. For Long Islanders who end up saddled with overwhelming debt, credit cards are dangerous things that may bring long-term consequences, such as creditor harassment and financial challenges.