• 04/02/2015 | LawHelpNY

    There are thirteen days left in the tax season there are no-cost tax prep options available.Photo Credit: StockMonkeys.com via Compfight ccThousands of New Yorkers – approximately one in five – are missing out on up to $10,000 in tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Care Tax Credit. These credits are some of the most effective tools we have to fight poverty. 

  • 04/01/2015 | LawHelpNY

    Different circumstances may lead individuals and families to consider adoption.  The legal adoption process gives the adopting party the same rights and responsibilities of natural parents.  The child (or adult) being adopted takes the same last name as the adopting parents, and has the same rights and privileges as if she or he had been born naturally to them.Photo Credit: Josh Liba via Compfight ccHow does adoption happen in New York?

  • 03/16/2015 | LawHelpNY

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have announced a new task force to protect New Yorkers in rent-regulated apartments from harassment by landlords.While city agencies typically handle building and housing code compliance by landlords, state officials prosecute criminal harassment charges. This task force will bring these agencies together to tackle the problem of tenant harassment.

  • 03/16/2015 | LawHelpNY

    https://vimeo.com/96536911Learn the basics of the courtroom and the primary roles of those in the court room. 

  • 03/12/2015 | LawHelpNY

    Legal Clinics Are Available to Help Low-Income New Yorkers with Uncontested Divorce ProgramPhoto Credit: findingthenow via Compfight cc The Uncontested Divorce Program

  • 03/04/2015 | LawHelpNY

    As any New Yorker knows, winter in the Northeast can bring about a whole host of tough conditions and extremely cold temperatures. This winter has been no exception. In these months, home heating is essential, not only for comfort, but also for health reasons.In fact, the World Health Organization recommends keeping indoor temperatures between 64 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for healthy people.

  • 03/03/2015 | LawHelpNY

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  • 03/03/2015 | LawHelpNY

    Service is one of the first steps of a law suit. Learn the proper ways to be served.

  • 02/24/2015 | LawHelpNY

    https://vimeo.com/96536907Consumer Debt may come from a variety of sources, student loans, credit card debt, medical bills, car loans, etc.  

  • 02/23/2015 | LawHelpNY

    In NYC, seniors and the disabled may be able to get a rent increase exemption.Photo Credit: bondidwhat via Compfight cc