Blog Posts in May, 2015

A Potent Judgment-Enforcement Tool: Installment Payment Order

The vast majority of our clients are facing income executions (wage garnishments) or frozen bank accounts. The reason is likely because they're easy to carry out and effective, especially in ...
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Debt Collector Sue you in the Wrong County? Your Statute of Limitations to Retaliate.

Consumers generally have one year in which to sue a debt collector for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Courts are generally strict in enforcing the one-year time limitation ...
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Military Personnel Given Extra Protection Against Default Judgments

If you've served our country at any time and find yourself of the wrong end on a frozen bank account, wage garnishment, or debt lawsuit, you should investigate your rights aimed at seeking extra ...
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Joint Bank Account Frozen? Creditor Needs a "Turnover Order" to Get Access

Many of our clients contact us after one of the following debt collectors has frozen their bank accounts. Here's a blog entry as to how it happened. But what are your rights when your bank account ...
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Bank Account Frozen? How to Get Access to Exempt Money

Under New York law, certain funds are exempt from attachment by most creditors. [1] In general, exemptions apply to 90% of your income earned within the last 60 days, state and federal benefits, ...
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Creditor Freeze your Bank Account? Here's How it Happened.

Restraining Notices: What Are They & How Do They Work? Under New York CPLR § 5222, once a creditor has gotten a judgment for a debt, it has the right to use something called a ...
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New York Law Protects Employers for Honoring Wage Garnishments

You may be aggravated (understandably) because your employer turned over part of your hard-earned income to pay a judgment creditor. Perhaps you did not get proper notice of the garnishment to prevent ...
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LVNV Funding, LLC and Resurgent Capital Sued for Misidentifying Actual Owner of Debt and Improperly Shifting Court Costs to Consumers

Many original creditors write off bad debts and sell them to third party debt collectors who use aggressive, and sometimes unlawful, practices to collect those debts in violation of the Fair Debt ...
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