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Helping to Navigate "Lifequakes".

In his insightful article for the New York Times, “Feeling Stuck? Five Tips for Managing Life Transitions”, Bruce Feiler describes ways in which people navigate catastrophic events in their lives. Identifying the coping skills you already… Read More
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Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy May Become Possible Again.

Student loans comprise a disproportionate share of our nation’s debt burden. For years, colleges and other educational institutions have made bad lending decisions. More understandably, students and their parents have made bad borrowing decisio… Read More
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Connecticut Homestead Exemption Expands!!

On July 12th, 2021 Governor Ned Lamont signed into law An Act Concerning Property That Is Exempt From A Judgement Creditor, HB 6466. The law increases Connecticut’s homestead exemption to $250,000, its motor vehicle exemption to $7,000, and cre… Read More
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Beware "One Size Fits All" Bankruptcies

If you have debt problems you probably don’t have a lot of extra cash. We get that. But it’s never a good idea to allow an advertised discount price to control your selection of a bankruptcy attorney. Think this through. Would you sign on… Read More
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Chapter 13 vs. Loan Modifications

Wondering whether to accept your bank’s proposed mortgage modification after a Covid-related forbearance? Banks usually require you to choose from several options at the end of the forbearance period….Immediately pay the deferred installm… Read More
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Now serving all of Connecticut!

We’ve always traveled to all state and federal courts in Connecticut. But with the advent of remote communications and hearings it is even easier and more convenient to represent your interests. Sign and exchange documents with a keystroke. Con… Read More
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Let's Be Reasonable!

In divorce cases being reasonable is a strength, not a weakness. It’s an old saying among lawyers that “good people do well” in such cases. Let’s unpack this as a series of (possibly) inconvenient truths…. If you are goi… Read More
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Medical Bills and Bankruptcy

Here are a few things you should know about medical bills and bankruptcy. First, it can happen to anybody. You now know that. But even though there probably wasn’t any way to prevent it, the co-pays won’t go away on their own. What will y… Read More
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The Small Business Reorganization Act Could Be a Game-Changer.

Until now, the utility of chapter 11 reorganizations for small businesses has been limited. One reason for this has nothing to do with the law. Small business owners often cling to a formerly profitable “business as usual” approach until… Read More
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Bankruptcy law isn't exciting.

When you realize you need to file bankruptcy it's natural to imagine you will be stigmatized. It's baked into our cultural DNA. But financial misfortune can happen to anyone. Read More
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