Bankruptcy and General Practice

Bankruptcy Lawyer in New Paltz Assisting With Debt, Foreclosure, Injury, and Criminal/Traffic Law

George C. Selby, Esq.



Servicing you and your case, personally and professionally

Located in New Paltz, NY, George C. Selby is your local attorney offering a variety of client-based legal services. This firm was founded on the idea that every client deserves a patient ear and an open mind. Your legal matter is important. Where other offices may shrug you off or lose your file in a sea of "bigger problems," this office can offer you confidence that your call will be returned and your questions will be answered. 

If your legal question does not fit into any of the areas of practice below, please contact our office. As an experienced general practice attorney, George C. Selby can offer flexible help with many specified legal questions.

If you are considering filing bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 but you are afraid of the consequences, contact us for help. Often, clients facing debt for credit cards, foreclosures, vehicle loans, medical debt, or other debts believe that filing bankruptcy will ruin their financial life. After speaking with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer, these clients are often pleased to discover that the benefits of the breathing room and blank slate they can receive make it worth filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Explore our Bankruptcy and Debt page for answers to common questions about filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, or simply call Selby Legal, your bankruptcy resource in New Paltz, NY.

Get in touch with us to set up a free consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.


Timing is Everything When Discussing Bankruptcy

Experienced bankruptcy attorneys will often ask clients when certain things happened. “When did you file your taxes?” “How long have you been at your current job?” "When did you pay back that loan?” “When did you buy your car?” If you are struggling to pay bills or catch up on credit card, mortgage, or car payments, the sooner you speak with Selby Legal about your legal options, the better. The bankruptcy code is full of time limits and deadlines. Sometimes, a well-meaning client can work so hard to pay their bills over a certain period of time that it actually complicates their bankruptcy case. Some clients will pay back a large debt at a bad time, causing complications with bankruptcy that may require a reversal of that payment. Other times, hard-working individuals work overtime for years to pay their debts, and then find out that they need to file a bankruptcy anyway because their debt remained out of control or something unexpected happened. If you are constantly playing catch-up with your bills, have a bad credit score, or are facing foreclosure, don’t let fear of bankruptcy stop you from setting up a free consultation with Attorney George C. Selby. A simple discussion can take a problematic time-limitation and turn it into a plan of action. Don’t let fear prevent you from getting the fresh start you need. Call Selby Legal today.




243 Main Street, Suite 250
New Paltz, NY 12561


(845) 419-3383


Areas of Practice

Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is for individuals or married couples facing debts which they are unable to pay due to a lack of disposable income. Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy does not mean that you will lose all your assets, in fact most of our clients are able to retain their home, car, and household items. Selby Legal strives to make the bankruptcy filing process straightforward and easy for the client in order make Chapter 7 bankruptcy a nearly stress-free experience.

intellectual property

If you have questions relating to copyrights or trademarks, we can help. The process for filing these intellectual property (IP) protections can be daunting and time consuming, but we can take the mystery out of it. We can further assist in the protection of your IP by negotiating licensing agreements and prosecuting infringments.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is for clients who own substantial assets and have regular disposable income but face creditors' collections or foreclosures due to debts that they may have fallen behind on due to the ups and downs of normal life. Filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows clients to set up a repayment plan to pay back certain debts yet still discharge credit card, medical, and other certain debts. Chapter 13 is very often used to help keep people in their homes when facing foreclosure

personal injury

If you have been injured in an accident of any kind, you need to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your claim. George C. Selby is experienced with guiding clients through this difficult time, and can personally assist you with the confusing world of insurance companies. For injury cases, there are no attorney's fees unless we win or settle your case.


Your home has been with you for years and now the bank will not accept your payments. You have just answered the door and been served with a foreclosure lawsuit. If this describes you, then we can help. We know what the bank is looking for and what can be done to keep you in your home. Where other firms may be limited to state court remedies, we may be able to explore options in federal court to keep you in your home.

criminal, dwi, and traffic

Criminal offenses can have a long lasting effect on your life. Many clients contact private attorneys because they cannot afford to lose their license after a DWI/DUI, or they will lose their job if they are convicted. Having handled many criminal cases ranging traffic tickets to felonies, George C. Selby can assist you during this frightening time of your life.


The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.
— Abraham Lincoln


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Use the form below to contact us regarding your legal matter. Please be as detailed as possible. You may also call us at 845-419-3383 to scedule a free consultation.


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