Koplen Law Firm

14 South Main Street
Suite 4 & 5
New City, New York 10956, United States
Contact: Michael Koplen
Phone: (845) 623-7070
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Does your bankruptcy show-up in a background check?

Every person who files a bankruptcy case is concerned about who will find out about it. It is true that all bankruptcy filings are a matter of public record, but this does not mean it is easy for others to learn about your case…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Figuring your Chapter 13 monthly payment

A Chapter 13 debtor must submit a repayment plan and commit to making a set monthly payment for the next three to five years. Thus, it is essential that you know exactly how much you will be required to pay. Here is a summary of…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Financial Disclosures Required in Bankruptcy

When you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, you are required to make “full financial disclosure.” This means that you must disclose all of your assets and all of your debts. Debtors must provide the court with a…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Why does my bankruptcy attorney need my tax returns?

If you are going to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your attorney will ask you to provide numerous financial documents, including your tax returns. Many clients ask why it is necessary to provide both state and…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Would somebody steal a debtor’s identity?

As a bankrupt individual, you probably think nobody would want to steal your identity. However, you are wrong! When you file a bankruptcy case, you must disclose a significant amount of confidential information. Thus, it is…more
 /  Bankruptcy

When should YOU file for bankruptcy?

Knowing when it is the best time to file for bankruptcy protection can be difficult. If you are living paycheck to paycheck and still struggling to pay all of your bills, it is time to assess your debt. While this may seem like…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Objections to a Bankruptcy Discharge

A Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 filing typically allows an individual to discharge the majority of his or her debts. However, a discharge is not guaranteed. There are certain rules and procedures a debtor must follow and the filing…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Your Credit Report

Your credit report is extremely important when you are trying to buy a home or vehicle, rent an apartment or make another significant purchase. It is important because lenders, insurers, employers, and others may obtain your…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Things your lawyer wants to tell you

Attorneys will tell you that most individuals are easy to work with. However, there are some people who believe that once they drop off their paperwork to their bankruptcy lawyer, the attorney should handle it from there. This…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Child Support in a Bankruptcy Case

What happens when a non-custodial parent files a bankruptcy case? Is the obligation to pay child support stopped? While bankruptcy provides a shelter from many debts, bankruptcy law provides protection for debts owed to children…more
 /  Bankruptcy

10 Reasons YOU Should File Bankruptcy – Part 2

Hopefully you read our blog yesterday titled “10 Reasons YOU Should File Bankruptcy – Part 1.” This blog will list the final 5 reasons many people decide to file for bankruptcy protection: …more
 /  Bankruptcy

10 Reasons YOU Should File Bankruptcy – Part 1

Every debtor has his reasons for filing for bankruptcy protection, but they all revolve around relieving financial stress. Today and tomorrow’s blogs will focus on some of the top 10 reasons people file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13…more
 /  Bankruptcy

The Largest Bankruptcy Filings

Our country has had numerous large bankruptcy filings by a variety of corporate industries. Some of the largest filings include: …more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Identity Theft….Don’t let it cause your bankruptcy!

One of the major causes of financial distress is identity theft. There are fraudsters and scams everywhere. If they get ahold of your personal, financial information, they can wreak havoc on your life. Thus, it is important to…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Credit Card Debt in Bankruptcy

If you are interested in learning how filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy could benefit you, contact The Koplen Law Firm. Bankruptcy is designed to give people who are in financial difficulty a “fresh start.” Thus, if …more
 /  Bankruptcy
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