Are Student Loan Lawyers Worth The Money?

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When I tell people that I’m a student loan lawyer, I usually get a strange look. That’s followed by something like, “I didn’t think you could do anything about student loans.”

It’s as if people are […]

What Happens When You Default On Federal Student Loans

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Falling behind on your federal student loans is like walking down a long, dark hallway.

You have no idea where you’re headed, and there’s no way to know what’s in your way.

Today’s episode of The Student […]

The Modern Rules of Student Loan Repayment

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Years ago, student loans were easier to deal with.

You graduated, got a job, and paid off your loans in 10 years – sooner, if you got a good enough job.

But even for people with “normal” […]

Do These 4 Things Before Taking Private Student Loans

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Paying for college has never been tougher.

When it comes to figuring out how to come up with tuition, you may be tempted to take on a private student loan.

It’s quick and easy, but it’s also […]

How to Negotiate a Credit Card Debt if You Are Being Sued

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When you go past due on a credit card, the worst threat a creditor can make is that they will sue you.

If the creditor won’t work with you then there’s a good chance that lawsuit […]

9 Ways to Screw Up Your Federal Student Loan Rehabilitation

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When you fall behind on your federal student loan repayment, it feels as if there’s no good news. Collectors call day and night, and the threat of wage garnishment looms large.

Each month, the payment amount […]

Get Rid Of Your Debt Once And For All (Without Bankruptcy)

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No matter how deep your hole of debt, you want to keep bankruptcy as a last resort.

If there’s a way out of debt that doesn’t involve a trip to a bankruptcy lawyer, that’s what you […]

Announcing A New Podcast For Bankruptcy, Student Loans, Credit and Debt

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Sometimes you’ve got a question you need answered before you make the decision to hire a lawyer.

Questions such as:

Can I transfer property out of my name to protect it from a bankruptcy filing?
Can I get […]

6 Questions To Answer Before Settling Your Debts

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I get dozens of questions each day from potential clients, but the top question when it comes to bankruptcy is this:

Isn’t it a better idea to settle my debts instead of filing for bankruptcy?

Sadly, there’s […]

How To Deal With Private Student Loans When You Fall Behind

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If you’ve got private student loans, you’re more likely to fall behind on them than on your credit card debt.

Given the way private student loans are structured, that shouldn’t be a surprise. Balances on private […]