Under the Gun – The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum Helps Client Quickly Settle Judgment Liens – Now Clear to Close

By: Robert J. Nahoum Judgment Liens Were Getting in the Way of Selling Real Estate At The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, we regularly receive phone calls from consumers who are about to buy or sell a real estate but have an old judgment lien holding up the transaction.  Realtors and mortgage brokers often tell the consumer that to […]

NY Bans Medical Debt Judgment Liens and Wage Garnishments

By: Robert J. Nahoum On November 23, 2022, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation banning and wage garnishments and home judgment liens in medical-debt collection cases. No one should face the threat of losing their home or falling into further debt after seeking medical care, Governor Hochul said. “I’m proud to sign legislation today that will end this harmful […]

Who is Houslanger & Associates?

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: Two scenarios might have led you this article: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen because there is a debt collection judgment against you. You call the bank to find out what’s going on and are told to speak some law-firm called Houslanger & Associates. You’ve received […]

A Checklist For Proper Service of a NY Debt Collection Summons and Complaint

By: Robert J. Nahoum In New York debt collection lawsuits, most cases are won on default where the consumer never answered the complaint.  Many consumers don’t answer because they don’t know they’ve been sued.  Most don’t know they’ve been sued because the debt collector never properly served copies of the summons and complaint. According to New York State law, before […]