• 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

  • 04/06/2015 | LawHelpNY

    https://vimeo.com/96536914Learn about the four key steps to a lawsuit.

  • 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.