Not bankruptcy…but interesting nonetheless…record number of false convictions overturned in 2015

The New York Times just noted a study finding that in 2015 a record 149 people in the United States were found to have been falsely convicted of a crime. Official misconduct played a role in 65 exonerations and false confessions were seen in 27. The National Registry of Exonerations, based at the University of [...]

By | 2016-02-14T04:45:20+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy?

In a previous post, we talked about various cities, towns and municipalities that have utilized the bankruptcy code to get out of debt. Now Puerto Rico is apparently looking to do the same thing. According to the Wall Street Journal, Puerto Rico spends close to 38% of its general fund budget on debt service with [...]

By | 2015-11-04T04:24:40+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another Celebrity Files Bankruptcy

The Wall Street Journal reports today that rapper 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy protection. Apparently, the rapper has sought the protection afforded by the bankruptcy code due to a legal judgment won by a woman who accused him of invasion of privacy for posting a sexually explicit video online. Attorney Zaleski has not filed [...]

By | 2015-07-15T02:28:50+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adversary proceedings in bankruptcy

In addition to representing people in basic chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, the Zaleski Law Firm represents clients in adversary proceedings. What is an adversary proceeding? It is a legal action filed against the debtor in a bankruptcy case which challenges the discharge of the debt for a particular reason. Not all bankruptcy [...]

By | 2015-01-25T01:59:55+00:00 January 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Loan modifications and foreclosures

As a bankruptcy attorney at the Zaleski Law Firm, I get a lot of phone calls from people who are trying to get a loan modification. Quite often, at the same time the people are in the loan modification process, the bank is actively foreclosing on their house. People are oftentimes lulled into thinking that [...]

By | 2014-07-31T19:20:39+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Warnings signs that you may be the target of a foreclosure scam

If the person you are dealing with exhibits any of the following behavior, you should be extremely careful: 1)Demands fees in advance prior to any work or services being done; 2)Makes unsolicited offers to you about saving your home; 3)Recommends that you stop communicating with the lender directly; 4)Recommends that you stop making mortgage payments; [...]

By | 2014-01-01T18:11:48+00:00 January 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments