Qualifying for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

11/12/2014
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If you are working full-time in a public service job, you should determine whether you qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Under this program, qualifying borrowers may have the remaining balance of their student loan forgiven. How do you qualify for this type of loan forgiveness? You must work full-time for a […]

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How does Federal Student Loan Settlement Work?

11/11/2014
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If you are interested in settling your defaulted federal student loan, it is important to understand that a settlement results in a lump sum payment to satisfy the total amount you owe in full. Typically, the U.S. Department of Education will require you to pay the full settlement amount within 90 days from the date […]

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Sallie Mae Student Loans: Who is Navient?

11/07/2014
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Borrowers with Sallie Mae student loans may soon be receiving communications from “Navient.” Sallie Mae has announced that it has split up into two companies and Navient, the new company, will be handling all of the servicing and billing of its federal and certain private student loans. It is important to understand that your student […]

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Identifying Unscrupulous Debt Collectors

11/06/2014
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If you are past due on your student loan payments, you are likely being harassed by a debt collector urging you to pay your debt. Anyone who is dealing with debt collection agents should know how to identify unscrupulous or unlawful behavior. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was created to protect consumers by […]

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Collection Fees With Federal Student Loans

11/05/2014
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As if owing an overwhelming amount of student loan debt isn’t bad enough, do you know that if you default on your loan the lender can add collection fees to the cost of the loan? In fact, it is common for any collection charges to be deducted from each payment you make before anything is […]

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Student Loans Certification Discharge: Forgery & Identity Theft

11/04/2014
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Student loans can be discharged if false certification can be proven. One type of false certification occurs when your student loan documentation has been forged by your school or was falsely certified due to you being the victim of identity theft. It is sometimes referred to as the “unauthorized signature” discharge. If your student loan […]

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Student Loan Certification Discharge: Ability to Benefit

11/03/2014
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If your school falsely certified your eligibility for federal aid, you may be able to discharge your student loan via the federal student loan false certification cancellation process. One category of false certification is Ability to Benefit (ATB). We will discuss the other categories in future blogs, so please check back. ATB occurs when the […]

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What Should You Expect From Your Bankruptcy Lawyer?

10/31/2014
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If you are considering filing a personal bankruptcy case, selecting the “right” attorney to represent you is one of the most important decisions you can make. What should you expect from your bankruptcy attorney at your initial consultation? You should expect to meet with the attorney who will be representing you, not just a paralegal […]

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How Much Debt Do I Need to File Bankruptcy?

10/30/2014
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Are you wondering if you have enought debt to file a personal bankruptcy? If so, the good news is that that the law does not set a minimum amount of debt you must have in order to file bankruptcy. However, since every financial situation is unique, we help each of our clients decide whether or […]

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Bankruptcy for the Self-Employed

10/29/2014
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It is common for self-employed individuals to be intimidated by the thought of filing bankruptcy. While such cases may be a little more complex, an experienced bankruptcy attorney can walk a self-employed individual through the process step by step. One of the reasons a bankruptcy can be more complex for a self-employed individual is that […]

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