Stop Collection Agency Harassment

Written by Susan Chana Lask, Esq.

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If you feel abused or harrassed by a collection agency, call that agency and getrepparttar name and address ofrepparttar 119275 owner/president. Send your written complaint, by certified mail, return receipt, torepparttar 119276 owner/president and include in your letter that you "believe that agency is violatingrepparttar 119277 Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other state and local laws and that you will (a) file complaints withrepparttar 119278 Attorney General orrepparttar 119279 District Attorney's office (subjectingrepparttar 119280 collection company to misdemeanor charges) and (b) request a restraining action againstrepparttar 119281 collection agency." Ifrepparttar 119282 collection company continues to abuse and harrass you, then go ahead and file your charges and complaints .

This article is certainly not all inclusive and is intended only as a brief explanation ofrepparttar 119283 legal issue presented. Not all cases are alike and it is strongly recommended that you consult an attorney if you have any questions with respect to any legal matters.

Any questions and/or comments with respect to this topic or any other topic, contact:

Law Offices of Susan Chana Lask 853 Broadway, Suite 1516 New York, NY 10003 (212) 358-5762

Susan Chana Lask, Esq. c 2004

Susan Chana lask is a New york attorney named by the media as "High-Powered", she practice sin all state, appellate and federal Courts nationwide handling civil & crimnal cases.

Divorce: Coping With The Family Law Process

Written by Charles M. Goldstein

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The Solutions

Mediation may berepparttar best answer. If you and your spouse can still communicate and have some common ground, mediation may berepparttar 119274 most economical, efficient, and effective way to resolverepparttar 119275 issues inrepparttar 119276 divorce. The mediator must be well trained and be competent inrepparttar 119277 area of family law. You should consult with an attorney before and afterrepparttar 119278 mediation to be properly advised on negotiation ofrepparttar 119279 issues and on whetherrepparttar 119280 final result is a comprehensive solution.

You may need guidance in selecting an attorney. Your union, company corporate attorney or human resource department may be a source of names. The attorney should be practicing primarily, if not exclusively, inrepparttar 119281 area of family law (the area has become too complicated to be effectively handled byrepparttar 119282 generalist). The attorney should haverepparttar 119283 most current research software and resources available withinrepparttar 119284 office (Lexis and FinPlan Divorce Planner are good examples). Competence, comfort and convenience are three primary considerations in selectingrepparttar 119285 attorney. Evaluate whetherrepparttar 119286 attorney has a plan which will properly allocate resources to achieve realistic and wise goals.

You should be cognizant ofrepparttar 119287 importance of limiting conversation withrepparttar 119288 attorney torepparttar 119289 nuts and bolts and not try to convincerepparttar 119290 lawyer thatrepparttar 119291 soon to be ex-spouse is a less than admirable human being; that's for a counselor. It will also save time and resources for an already stretched budget. Also, one should not fear asking another attorney for a second opinion at any point inrepparttar 119292 process. It is no more improper than having a doctor provide a second opinion on a serious medical condition.

The divorce process is time consuming in evenrepparttar 119293 simplest cases and will make demands upon your schedule. Becauserepparttar 119294 courts and your attorney are probably workingrepparttar 119295 same schedule as you are, it is probable that some absences and interruptions of work will be unavoidable. Court dates, especially, are not optional. Advise your employer immediately of any court dates, as those occasions may require an absence from work for at least one half day. When you provide documentation regarding income or other employment information, keep in mind thatrepparttar 119296 courts have strict guidelines and time limits. Promptly providingrepparttar 119297 necessary information is essential.

Lastly, as an attorney, I remind my clients thatrepparttar 119298 legal process of divorce is basically to divide assets, arrange custody, establish support, and address insurance and debts among other issues. It is notrepparttar 119299 last argument orrepparttar 119300 final revenge. Whilerepparttar 119301 attorney can assist a person going throughrepparttar 119302 divorce process onrepparttar 119303 legal matters, emotional help is more appropriately available from close friends or professional counselors.

Please contact me if I can ever be of assistance in answering a question about legal representation inrepparttar 119304 divorce process.

Charles Goldstein practices family law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is committed to providing accessible, effective and reasonably priced family law litigation and mediation services. For a free telephone consultation, call 952.449.5299.

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