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Harry N. Konst

Harry Konst’s Answers

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  • How do I file for a no-fault, uncontested divorce in NY State without using a lawyer?

    Husband and wife are both in agreement, with little to no financial issues to resolve.

    Harry’s Answer

    Please take a look at my profile and find my article describing the procedure, which I've also checked below..

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  • Hi! Can you address the issue of lawyers sending interstate demand letters as it relates to the unauthorized practice of law?

    Can a lawyer licensed to practice in one state send demand letters to another state?

    Harry’s Answer

    As a New York lawyer representing a New York client, I have no problem sending a letter to an out-of-state potential defendant asserting my client's claim.

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  • Can you clear out your checking account the day before you file a chapter 7 without raising a red flag?

    Also can you withdrawal or does the money have to be spent and on what?

    Harry’s Answer

    I enjoyed Mr. Bollinger's soccer analogy! The way you drafted the question suggests that you intend may be trying to work the system. Have a good reason, such as daily expenses, itemized and deal in good faith.

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  • In a judgment for unpaid credit cards, what does it mean when the last entry in dockets states case eligible for destruction

    does this mean judgement can be vacated or can you petition to have this vacated

    Harry’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Russo, but want to clarify. While the record may exist for an indeterminate time, a judgment in most states is limited as to enforceability. In New York, where I practice, it's 10 years and renewable for another 10 years. But states differ. You may also have defenses and therefore cause to vacate the judgment, such as improper service of process (you never received notice of the initial lawsuit). It's worth your time to consult with a Florida attorney. Best of luck to you.

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  • I saw an attorney for what he said was a free consultation. when it was over he asked for payment.

    I am legally obligated to pay this? i didnt pay when i left but he will send me a bill. i dont know how to prove this as it was a verbal agreement. i would not have gone to see him if he said it was 350.00 his hourly rate.

    Harry’s Answer

    This is a difficult question to address, because many times I've met with a new client and it goes way over the free 15 minute consult. After you get the bill, write the attorney and recite the facts and ask him to reconsider his position.

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  • Whats the smartest way of taking care of my debt. i am not even sure who i owe what to! What do i do?

    I owe different people different amounts of money. I am trying to go back to school but I cant even do that. I dont even know where to start with paying everyone back. I have heard bad things about debt consolidation but i dont know what else to do!

    Harry’s Answer

    You can many times avoid bankruptcy by negotiating a discounted principal and enter into reasonable payment plans. Contact me for a free telephone consult. I have successfully negotiated a vastly reduced debt plan. Konst Law in New York State: KonstLaw@gmail.com.

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  • I hire a contractor to remold my house. I had fire at house I payed him the first 2 checks my montage gave me.

    He don't answer the at times. What can I do.

    Harry’s Answer

    If you had mold and removed it, why would you ever want to "remold" it again? I guess I don't understand the question, but, hey, I'm a New Yorker, and you're in Texas. Please explain.

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  • Is it illegal to make fake Facebook accounts?

    Facebooks new privacy policy won't allow me to opt out of search is it illegal to pay someone to make a few fake profiles with my last name so it's harder for me to be found?

    Harry’s Answer

    There are a number of new news story on this exact issue. Depending on the state, you may face serious problems civillary. Contact attorney Doland in LA.

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  • Can I file bankuptcy on the money I was ordered to pay for my Ex Husbands Attorney fees?

    I have to file due to my ex and I oweing over 300,000 in back Taxes!! I did not know until I filed for Divorce In May 2011. I let him have everything and he put in the Divorce Decree that he would take care of all the Taxes. He has filed Banckrupt...

    Harry’s Answer

    Generally speaking, taxes are not discharged in bankruptcy. Contact an attorney regarding this very serious issue you are facing.

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  • I settled a debt with a credit card company, agreeing to pay 4500.00 in 3 payments. I paid first payment of 3000.00 but am late

    i want to pay the balance now, but they say i am in default and want the full amt now. what can i do

    Harry’s Answer

    If an attorney contacts the creditor or its agent, you are most likely to obtain the result you want and enter into a modification agreement to avoid bankruptcy, which is your best approach.

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