At HoganWillig, we work hard to help our clients keep their homes in the face of a foreclosure. However, there are times when it does not make financial sense to continue sinking money into an “underwater” home.
Over the years, HoganWillig has made it a priority to “go green”. Environmental stewardship is an important aspect of our philosophy and commitment to excellence in our community. As a firm, we encourage our attorneys and staff to be actively involved in promoting sustainability. We have devised and implemented programs to conserve resources, to reduce our carbon footprint, protect the environment and promote the benefits of sustainability to our people and the greater business community.
New York State has over $13 billion in lost money. Lost money is private money that has been unclaimed. Banks, insurance companies, corporations and the courts are among the many organizations required by law to report dormant accounts to the State Comptroller.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the importance of securing your digital assets in your estate plan. This week, I stumbled upon a new Facebook feature that will further help you preserve your digital assets.
Parents who have children with disabilities face a myriad of legal, medical and financial issues. There are a host of government programs which can provide assistance in a variety of forms including housing and medical coverage. Two programs, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Social Security Income(SSI), provide cash.
If you owe more taxes than you can afford to pay when you file your tax returns, don’t fail to take action. Make sure to file the tax returns on time. That way, you can avoid a penalty for filing late. Here are some tips if you are unable to pay all your taxes by the due date:
Healthcare enrollment season has come and gone, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that your benefit choices are set in stone. There is a special enrollment period that is offered year-round. In order to participate in this special enrollment, one must undergo an eligible, major life change (i.e., having a child, marriage). This means that up to 60 days from when this life event occurs, you can change your coverage elections. Below are a few examples of life events that qualify a change in enrollment.
If you are an avid user of social media, or even just an American born since 1980, chances are your web footprint is everywhere.
When to file for divorce is a question only you can answer(except, unfortunately, if your spouse files first, then you will be thrust into a divorce, even if you aren’t or weren’t ready for it). A good lawyer or friend or therapist will not tell you that you must file.
Winter and real estate don’t exactly go hand in hand. Most Western New Yorkers, especially homeowners, know firsthand how hard winter can be on a home. Ice, snow, wind and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your property.