March, 2020

Conditions to Meet to Discharge IRS Tax Debt Through Bankruptcy

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

While many people will tell you that you cannot discharge any tax debt through bankruptcy, the truth is that it’s not impossible, just more difficult than discharging other types of debt. There are some situations where you can discharge some or all of your tax debt during the bankruptcy period, but you must meet specific...  read more

Kanzer Law COVID-19 Virus Updates

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Please be advised that New York has temporarily suspended debt collection  only for money owed to the State . New Yorkers who owe money to the state, effective immediately, will no longer have to pay their student debt, medical debt, and other forms of state-referred debt, for at least 30 days because of the COVD-19...  read more

Household Debt Tops $14 Trillion as Mortgage Originations Reach Highest Volume Since 2005

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

NEW YORK – The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, which shows that total household debt increased by $193 billion (1.4%) to $14.15 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2019. This marks the 22nd consecutive quarter with an increase, and the...  read more

Coronavirus Will Bankrupt More People than it Kills

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Coronavirus’s economic danger is exponentially greater than its health risks to the public. If the virus does directly affect your life, it is most likely to be through stopping you going to work, forcing your employer to make you redundant, or bankrupting your business.   The trillions of dollars wiped from financial markets this week...  read more

Can I Decline Serving as an Executor?

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Generally, when a person is writing a will, they talk to the person they plan on naming as their executor to let them know that such a responsibility is coming. This is, ideally, the best time to decline being named as executor. However, circumstances may lead to you being named executor of an estate without...  read more

What is the Probate Process Like?

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

When a person dies, their estate will go through the probate process. The main point of probate in New York is to examine the person’s will or other document to determine if it is valid and legally binding. If it is, the process can be quite short. If it’s not, however, or if there’s a...  read more