• 05/28/2015 | LawHelpNY

    FEMA Announces Insurance Claims ReviewOn May 15, 2015, over two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that people who submitted a Hurricane Sandy flood insurance claim and who are not satisfied with the amount of money they received for their losses may ask for a review of that claim. FEMA has started to notify approximately 142,000 people that they may request a review under this program.  The review process will cover all claimants who has storm losses from Oct. 27, 2012 through Nov. 6, 2012.

  • 05/27/2015 | LawHelpNY

    Where to send HEAP cooling assistance applications?The simple answer is that the mailing address for applications is:HRA/HEAPP.O. Box 1401Church Street StationNew York, NY 10008And the number to call to request an application or for further information is (212) 835-7216.

  • 05/18/2015 | LawHelpNY

    https://vimeo.com/96542130Default Judgement is explained by Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO). Money can be taken from your funds, your account frozen, and show up on your credit report in a default judgement. 1. Remember to file an answer. 2. Order to show cause 3. Use resources like CLARO and LawHelpNY.

  • 05/12/2015 | LawHelpNY

    https://vimeo.com/96542129If your case is not dismissed it can end in three ways.

  • 05/04/2015 | LawHelpNY

    https://vimeo.com/96542127Discovery is an exchange of documents between both the Plaintiff and Defendant. Respond if a demand for Discovery is made.

  • 04/28/2015 | LawHelpNY

    https://vimeo.com/96542122Become familiar with the common legal defenses you can make in a consumer debt case.

  • 04/17/2015 | LawHelpNY

    It’s tax season and LawHelpNY previously wrote about free places to file and Earned Income Credit, but there may be difficult situations that arise after have filed your taxes or failing to file. Dealing with the IRS can be overwhelming, but there are resources in New York that taxpayers can turn to for assistance with appeals and collection disputes.Appealing Your Tax CaseIf you do not agree with any or all of the IRS findings given to you, you may request a meeting or a telephone conference with the supervisor of the person who issued the findings.

  • 04/14/2015 | LawHelpNY

    Last week Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the formation of a new joint task force to target those who prey on immigrants. “Our joint city-state anti-fraud task force will stop fraudsters in their tracks and provide a safe place for immigrant fraud victims to come forward,” said Mayor de Blasio. Photo Credit: Jeremy Brooks via Compfight cc

  • 04/13/2015 | LawHelpNY

    https://vimeo.com/96536915Become familiar with an Answer to a summons complaint. Learn in 3 steps what you need to know about filing the Answer.

  • 04/10/2015 | LawHelpNY

    What's “durable” about a durable power of attorney?If someone has signed a power of attorney, the document is usually a "durable power of attorney."  It's not that the document is printed on sheets of titanium.  Rather, "durable" refers to what happens when the principal becomes incapacitated: Nothing.  A durable power of attorney goes into effect when signed and remains effective until the death of the principal (unless revoked), regardless of whether the principal someday loses capacity. There is, by contrast, such a thing as a "springing power of attorney," which springs into life onc