Bruce Levitt – Levitt & Slafkes, P.C.

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South Orange, New Jersey 07079, United States

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How to Eliminate Judgment Liens on Your Home

If you have been unable to pay your bills and creditors have obtained judgments against you, it is likely that you have judgment liens place against your home. A creditor places a judgment lien against your home to help ensure…more
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Avoid Common Blunders in Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy protection is an important decision. You want to make sure you do it right and obtain a discharge order that eliminates the majority of your debt. If you fail to follow the law or proper court procedure,…more
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Which Comes First – Bankruptcy or Marriage?

If you are planning to get married but you have burdensome debt, it is important to consider whether you should eliminate your debt before you get married. Of course, you should openly discuss your finances with your fiancé, but…more
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Valuing Your Home In Bankruptcy

When you file for bankruptcy protection, it is important to properly value your home. This is not always a simple task. You cannot simply rely upon tax appraisals. It is essential to work with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to…more
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Social Security Benefits in Bankruptcy: 4 Things You Need to Know

If you are planning to file a bankruptcy case and you receive social security benefits, it is important to confer with your attorney about it. However, in most cases, social security benefits are better protected in a bankruptcy…more
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Student Loans – Lending Without Risk

Even though we keep hearing that our country is out of its financial crisis, many individuals are still drowning in debt. One of the largest debts facing Americans is student loan debt – estimated to now be more than $1 Trillion…more
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Bankruptcy & Enforcing Child Support Payments

What happens if you have custody of your children and you learn that your ex-spouse is filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy? You are probably concerned about the impact the bankruptcy filing will have on your child…more
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Ozzy Osbourne’s Oldest Son Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Louis Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne’s oldest son, has filed for bankruptcy protection. It is believed that he got into financial trouble after investing in the Irish real property market. Osbourne, who recently started his own record…more
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Even the Wealthy Face Foreclosure

Many people mistakenly believe that only “poor people” have their home foreclosed on. However, the foreclosure process affects all types of individuals and across a broad spectrum of income levels. Below are a few examples of…more
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Divorce & Bankruptcy: What you need to know

Money troubles impact every area of your life. When you are struggling financially, it can be a main contributor to your divorce. In many cases, a divorce caused by money struggles leads to one of the spouse’s filing for…more
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Has the “fat lady” sung for the New York City Opera?

Seventy years ago the New York City Opera was founded. After working to bring opera to the public, it recently was forced to filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Apparently the Opera's last-ditch effort to raise $7 million fell…more
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Bankruptcy Attorney vs. Your Computer

We live in a world where people turn to the internet for almost every problem. While “do it yourself” works in many arenas, legal problems are typically not one of them. If you are considering filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13…more
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Chapter 13 Plan Modifications

Chapter 13 debtors are required to submit a repayment plan that must be approved by the bankruptcy court. The plan sets forth how you intend to treat your creditors in your bankruptcy case. The Chapter 13 plan is for a period of…more
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Chapter 7 Required Filings

When a debtor files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the New Jersey bankruptcy courts require certain specific documents to be filed with the court. The skilled lawyers at Levitt & Slafkes can help you complete the required paperwork…more
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Active Military Members & Foreclosure Actions

We have all heard the stories of banks improperly foreclosing on homeowners and the “robo-signing” scandals. As a result, banks have been forced to re-examine foreclosures to verify that homeowners did not lose their homes as a…more
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