SHLR-Consumer – Nassau Suffolk Law Services


January 31, 2023

New Tool Helps Family Members Avoid Improper Debt Collections by Nursing Facilities

New Tool Helps Family Members Avoid Improper Debt Collections by Nursing Facilities: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a resource for family members and caregivers […]
December 7, 2022

December 2022 Consumer Debt Update

Did you know more than 50,000 New Yorkers have been sued for medical debt over the past five years! Governor Hochul signed legislation on November 23, 2022 […]
September 12, 2022

New NY State Law to Help Victims of Identity Theft

New Law to Help Victims of Identity Theft! A new New York State law was signed into law in June 2022 by Governor Hochul to empower victims […]
July 7, 2022

What are my rights if my bank account is frozen?

How is a bank account frozen? One effective method of the collection after a creditor has obtained a judgment, is to serve a restraining notice on […]
July 7, 2022

¿Qué tipos de ingreso pueden sacarme de mi cuenta bancaria?

Cobranza de deudas e ingreso exento ¿Qué es un ingreso exento? Bajo las leyes federales y del estado de Nueva York, sus acreedores no pueden sacarle […]
July 7, 2022

What kinds of income can be taken out of my bank account?

What is exempt income? According to New York State and federal laws, certain income cannot be taken by creditors. This is called “exempt income.” You can […]
July 7, 2022

How much can a creditor garnish from my bank account?

As of January 2022, the minimum wage on Long Island is $15 per hour. With this increase, the amount of disposable income exempt from garnishment to […]
June 6, 2022

New Consumer Credit Debt Statute of Limitations

New Consumer Credit Debt Statute of Limitations! The New York State Consumer Credit Fairness Act mandates that starting April 7, 2022, creditors cannot sue or make […]
May 18, 2022

Medical Debt and your credit report

Beginning July 1, 2022, the credit bureaus will remove medical debt that has been paid off. Additionally, starting July 1, 2022, the grace period before reporting […]