The Supreme Court says your Cell Phone is Private

The Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling this week clarifying the limits on police examination of cell phone data.

Can I Keep My IRA if I Declare Bankruptcy?

The Supreme Court says Individual Retirement Accounts are not protected from creditors in bankruptcy proceedings if the accounts are inherited.

How Do I Get Information About My Mortgage?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has recently enacted some new regulations which increase your access to information about your loan and create a new means for you to report errors related to your loan servicing.

Is your Smart Phone entitled to Privacy?

If you’re stopped and arrested for not wearing a seat belt or another minor infraction, do the police have a right to take your cell phone and, without a warrant, access all the information listed above, and more?

Can you sue the Bank if somebody Embezzles from you?

An embezzlement case before the Connecticut Appellate Court this week may more clearly delineate the rights of account holders and the responsibilities of banks, but whatever the outcome, one thing is clear: business owners, pay attention to your bank statements. In 2012, a New London County jury found that Bank of America was 95% responsible […]

Bankruptcy Audits Are Back

Bankruptcy audits are back, and it’s best to be prepared.

Difficult Foreclosure Decisions

The number of homes newly in foreclosure, combined with the foreclosed homes already on the market, means depressed prices for residential real estate across the board. Now may be the right time for you to consult with Attorney Gregg Wagman regarding your options.

Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Exemption ends December 31

The tax exemption for mortgage forgiveness ends December 31. This exemption removed any taxes on money that a bank forgives after a foreclosure, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure or a short sale. A bankruptcy also removes these taxes if the bankruptcy is filed prior to the taxes becoming due on your tax return. Another way to avoid […]

Was the Sentence for the Murderer of Eugene Mallove Fair?

What is a fair sentence for a murder? The comments in the New London Day show that many people do not understand our system of justice.

CAN I BE ARRESTED IF I DON’T PAY MY DEBTS?

NO!! You cannot be arrested for not paying your debts.