Author Archives: Scott F. Humble, Esq.

Domestic Partnerships

Domestic Partnerships

Though far less common today than in years past, domestic partnerships among all types of couples are still recognized and performed in certain jurisdictions across New York State, most notably in the New York City metropolitan area. Because these unions do not bear the same legal standing or benefits as marriage, they are subject to […]

How Do I Know When to File for Bankruptcy?

When to File for Bankruptcy

“How do I know when to file for bankruptcy?” Bankruptcy should be used as a last resort. Though it has major benefits, bankruptcy also carries with it several significant drawbacks, and the consequences of declaring bankruptcy can linger for years, if not for the rest of a person’s life. If you are using loans to […]

Factors that Affect Child Custody

Factors that Affect Child Custody

Of all the decisions that couples have to make during divorce proceedings, child custody arrangements can be the most challenging to settle. There are many factors that affect child custody arrangements. The wishes and needs of the children themselves are also important factors, and parents have to take these additional views into account. All these […]

Equitable Distribution

Equitable Distribution

New York is among the 41 states that incorporate equitable distribution in divorce cases. Equitable distribution refers to the specific way in a divorce case in which property and finances are divided between the two former spouses. A key takeaway is that equitable distribution is not always the same thing as equal distribution; instead of […]

Information on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Information on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy should be used as a last resort. Though it has major benefits, chapter 7 bankruptcies also carry several significant drawbacks, and the consequences of declaring bankruptcy can linger for years, if not for the rest of a person’s life. If you meet specific criteria, you may qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which is […]

Benefits of Declaring for Bankruptcy

Benefits of Declaring for Bankruptcy

Are you in financial trouble? Many people want to know the benefits of declaring for bankruptcy. There’s a lot of stress. It’s hard to make the phone call. It’s really hard to come in. What you’ll find is once I’ve talked to you and given you all of their options, you’ll feel a lot better. […]

Concerns About Bankruptcy

Concerns About Bankruptcy

When an individual or family is struggling financially, there are many concerns about bankruptcy. Just mentioning the word can carry negative, often shameful connotations. However, that shouldn’t be the case. Filing for bankruptcy is a perfectly viable — and beneficial — avenue for debt relief. Our Jamestown bankruptcy attorneys can guide you through the process […]

After an Auto Accident

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A car accident can change your life in an instant and put immense stress – both emotional and financial – on you and your family. After an auto accident, you should be focused on your health and recovery, not on mounting medical bills, auto repairs, time away from work, or dealing with insurance companies. That’s […]

How to Build Good Credit After Bankruptcy

How to Build Good Credit After Bankruptcy

Declaring bankruptcy does not mean that you will be stuck in financial straits for as long as you live. Read this article to learn how to build good credit after bankruptcy in a few, simple steps. The important thing to remember is to be patient — you’ll get back to where you were eventually, but […]

What Documents Are Required to File for Divorce?

What Documents Are Required to File for Divorce

Sometimes, a divorce is for the best. There’s no shame in saying that. We want you to understand that we are not here to judge. We are here to help get you started on the next chapter of your life. That being said, what documents are required to file for divorce? Continue reading this article […]