All posts by Steven Miner

STORMWATER FEES

For this month’s blog, I have decided to talk about stormwater fees.  As Solicitor for a number of other municipal clients, I have experienced the need of local governments to raise revenue to enable them to upgrade their stormwater infrastructure. [...Read More]

National Coloring Book Day

Many of you have been waiting for my August blog: I have chosen musings on my birthday, August 2nd, which incidentally is National Coloring Book Day.   While I very much enjoy being a “summer baby,” it is interesting that National [...Read More]

Emergency Medical Services Week

For those of you waiting for my latest legal blog, you will be disappointed until next month.  Instead, I am taking this opportunity to use my blog time to say a shout-out with appreciation and gratitude to members of the [...Read More]

Student Loans & College Financial Aid Planning For Parents

The purpose of this blog is to discuss the options for parents seeking financial aid for their students.   FAFSA stands for the Free Federal Student Aid Forms.  Every parent seeking financial aid for their college student is required to fill [...Read More]

Those Hangover Blues

Yes, I caught your attention, but I wasn’t talking about hangovers related to holiday partying.  Rather, I am talking about hangovers caused by holiday overspending. This is a good time of year to assess your financial situation.  Do you have [...Read More]

So You Want to Start Your Own Business?

I am continually impressed with the level of entrepreneurship in our country.  Lately, the “hot” new local business is craft breweries, but there are many exciting business opportunities. Very often the inspiration for a new business comes from the lack [...Read More]

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Bankruptcy Questions

Q: Will I lose my house? A: Generally speaking, no.  Most bankruptcies involve the use of substantial exemptions provided by State and Federal law, so it is unlikely that you will lose your house, unless you do so voluntarily.  For [...Read More]

Bankruptcy and The Elderly – Again

Since my last blog on Bankruptcy and the Elderly in 2014, the problem has actually become worse. Recently, the New York Times had an article entitled “Too Little Too Late:  Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans.”   See New York Times, August [...Read More]

THOUGHTS ON 242

As many of you know, July 4th is Independence Day, and this is the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. One of the many reasons that I am proud to be a lawyer is that most [...Read More]

The Perils of “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) Bankruptcy

Continuing the theme of the perils of “Do-It-Yourself” legal documents, my subject for today is the risks associated with a “Do-It-Yourself” bankruptcy filing. While many bankruptcy filers have financial issues and regard legal fees as an obstacle to bankruptcy, this [...Read More]