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THE Goal of Bankruptcy: Discharge of Your Debts

Most–but not all–debts are written off, or “discharged,” in a bankruptcy case. Is there a simple way to know what will and what will not be discharged?

Are student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy? 2 case studies

In the past, I have mentioned the difficulty of getting student loans discharged in bankruptcy.  But I have yet to discuss why it is so difficult to get a bankruptcy court to discharge student loans.  In this post, I’ll examine the process through a recent case from Maryland where student loans were actually discharged in […]

Woman with Autism Gets Student Loans Discharged

I wrote a post for the blog of fellow New Jersey attorney Matthew Stoloff, who represents clients in the areas of disability rights and special education rights.  That post appears on Mr. Stoloff’s blog here.  You can also read the full text of my post right as follows:

In the past, I have mentioned the difficulty […]

When to consult a student loan lawyer

Sometimes it’s obvious when you need to see a lawyer who practices student loan law:  When you are being sued, when your wages are being garnished, when some form of collection activity is being threatened or has already been instituted. But “an ounce of  prevention is worth a pound of cure,” as the saying, attributed to […]

Student loan borrowers may see a little relief

Starting in 2012, about 1.6 million student loan borrowers will be able to make smaller monthly payments, and make less of these payments before the remaining balances are forgiven.

Student loans: What can be done

Many people have student loans that they have trouble paying. I am often asked what can be done about student loans.
It is extremely difficult to get student loans discharged in bankruptcy. Therefore, most people need to look at alternatives to bankruptcy to address their inability to afford their loan payments.
Following is a group […]

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