Upstate New York Social Security Disability & Bankruptcy Lawyers
Steven Dolson, Attorneys at Law126 North Salina Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Offices of Steven R. Dolson, PLLC was established in 2005. The firm is one of Central New York's Premier Bankruptcy and Social Security law firms. From Syracuse we've expanded East into Utica and Albany, North into Watertown, South into Binghamton, and West into Rochester.
Our firm has grown significantly in the past several years. Even with our growth the firm's focus remains the individual needs of each of our clients. We understand that people seeking the advice of an attorney are entering into an unfamiliar world. Our focus will continue to be the best service at the lowest price possible. If you're in need of legal assistance, we hope that you consider being a part of our continued growth.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; Chapter 13 Bankruptcy; Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Mortgage Foreclosure Defense; Creditor Harassment and Consumer Protection; Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Areas of Law Description
We are consistently dedicated to delivering caring, responsive and reliable representation that is specially tailored to meet each client's individual needs in the following practice areas:
- Social Security Disability (SSDI)
SSDI basically operates as an insurance program that is funded by the payroll taxes of working individuals. Basically, when an individual is employed and paying FICA taxes, they are actually purchasing the insurance, which they can collect on in the event that they become disabled as defined by the SSA criteria. Our team of highly experienced Albany Social Security Disability Lawyers will effectively manage every step of the disability benefits claim process from helping you with the initial application to handling all hearings and appeals.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
If you are disabled and unable to maintain full-time employment, you may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to assist disabled individuals who have little or no income or resources to otherwise afford basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter. Individuals who make too much money or own too much property will not qualify for SSI even if they are disabled. At the Law Offices of Steven R. Dolson, PLLC, we are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the disability benefits you are entitled to.
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Chapter 7 is commonly referred to as a liquidation bankruptcy or a straight bankruptcy. It is the most common type of bankruptcy filed, and the entire process typically takes between 3 and 4 months. Having handled hundreds of consumer bankruptcy matters over the years, the Chapter 7 attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven R. Dolson, PLLC will evaluate your particular circumstances and expertly guide you through the Chapter 7 process.
- Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 is an ideal alternative to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for wage earners who can make ongoing repayments to their creditors. It is completely voluntary and involves the re-organization or adjustment of an individual's debts. With extensive consumer bankruptcy experience, the Upstate New York Chapter 13 attorneys at the Law Offices of Steven R. Dolson, PLLC will personally and efficiently guide you through every phase in the Chapter 13 process to best protect your financial interests.
- Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Although Chapter 11 is primarily used by large corporations and partnerships to re-organize and pay their creditors over time without going out of business, this option is also available to individuals. However, since it is very expensive and complex to file a Chapter 11, individuals usually file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 instead, which typically achieves the same result. The experienced Syracuse Chapter 11 bankruptcy attorneys at the Law Firm of Steven R. Dolson, PLLC can determine and guide you through the bankruptcy alternative that best meets your needs.
- Mortgage Foreclosure Defense
Chapter 13 is strategically used by many individuals for the specific purpose of halting the foreclosure process. When a Chapter 13 petition is filed, an automatic stay is activated, which prevents creditors from taking any further collection action against the debtor and any co-debtors, including foreclosure. The debtor must file a plan of re-organization within 15 days of the petition, and during this time all payments, including mortgage payments, must be kept current. Failure to continue making timely mortgage payments may cause the automatic stay to be lifted and foreclosure proceedings to be resumed.
- Creditor Harassment and Consumer Protection
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) provides consumers with protection and relief from harassing, deceptive and abusive debt collection practices in person, over the phone, or in writing. A Syracuse creditor harassment lawyer can best advise you on the wide range of prohibited conduct that violates this act. Debt collectors who intentionally violate the FDCPA can be sued for damages, including attorney's fees and court costs. Let our creditor harassment attorneys in Albany, Binghamton, Syracuse, Utica, or Watertown help put an end to the harassment and seek the compensation and other relief you are entitled to under the law.
Steven R. Dolson, Esq.
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