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  • Reduce Your Navient Student Loan Debt

    || 13-Oct-2018

    If you're overwhelmed by student loans, you may take some solace in knowing that you're not alone. Over $1.5 trillion is owed on U.S education debt, with over a million students defaulting every year. A recent report projects that nearly 40% of student borrowers will default by 2023. With large balances and high interest rates, it's no surprise that many students are unable to repay ...
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  • Help! I'm being sued by Cavalry SPV I llc

    || 7-Oct-2018

    If you've received notice of a lawsuit from Cavalry SPV I llc, you may be geniunly confused as to your rights and what steps to take to protect yourself from a judgment. You might have questions such as: Who is Cavalry SPV I llc and why are they suing me? Is Cavalry SPV I a scam? Do I really owe the amount that they are claiming? What options do I have to fight the lawsuit? Can this debt be ...
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  • Sued by JHPDE Finance 1 llc?

    || 2-Oct-2018

    Being served with a lawsuit can be anxiety provoking. When being sued by a debt buyer, the confusion surrounding the debt can add layers of complexity to the matter. It's important to understand that you have rights. You can dispute the debt, demand evidence, and possibly settle your debt for substantially less then the claim amount. Our Lawyers Fight Debt Collection Lawsuits CLICK HERE FOR A ...
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  • Why Hire a New Jersey Debt Settlement Lawyer?

    || 25-Sep-2018

    Settle Credit Card & Student Loan Debt in NJ Severe financial debt can come with a number of consequences. In addition to the impact to your credit score and constant stress, you may get to a point where your creditors choose to pursue action against you. If you continue to make your regular payments, even just the minimum ones, then this won’t happen. However, if you fall too far behind ...
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  • What You Need to Know If You're Being Sued by American Express

    || 20-Sep-2018

    American Express has long been seen as the “premium” credit card company in the United States. They’re not only known for their outstanding customer service, but also for their high transaction fees which prompt a number of retailers not to take them. While AmEx may be a popular option, especially for those who have a considerable amount of wealth, they’re also notoriously ...
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  • How can I legally change my name?

    || 18-Sep-2018

    A person can have their name changed for nearly any reason, assuming there is no intent of committing fraud or other illegal act. People change their name for various reasons, spanning from marriage and divorce, to religious reasons, gender changes, or simply because they want a new name. Regardless of your personal impetus to obtain a legal name change in New York City, the process will generally ...
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  • How to Change Your Name in New York

    || 12-Sep-2018

    There are plenty of reasons why someone might wish to change their name at some point in their lives. The most common reason people do so is because of marriage and wishing to take their spouse’s name as their own. However, sometimes people become divorced and no longer wish to have that name any longer. In other cases, people simply don’t like the name they’re born with because ...
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  • CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Resigns

    || 11-Sep-2018

    As of September 1, 2018, the student loan ombusdman and assistant director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Seth Frothman, has resigned. In his scathing resignation letter to acting director Mick Mulvaney dated August 27, 2018, he writes "Unfortunately, under your leadership, the bureau has abandoned the very consumers it is tasked by Congress with protecting,” and ...
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  • How to Fight a Student Loan Lawsuit in New Jersey

    || 3-Sep-2018

    When you take out loans to further your education, you are more than likely doing so as a way of bettering your future and increasing your training and skills for your future employment. However, with the rising costs of education and increased need for experience in the workplace, many borrowers are finding themselves thousands of dollars in debt that they don’t know how to pay back with ...
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  • NYC Bankruptcy Lawyers

    || 19-Jul-2018

    Filing for bankruptcy can be complicated. Your house, car, cash, and other assets could be at risk. Hiring the right attorney may be the most important decision you make once you've decided it's time to file bankruptcy. Three important factors to research when searching for a bankruptcy attorney are: 1) Reputation, 2) Experience, and 3) Location. New York City Bankruptcy Lawyers CLICK HERE ...
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  • What to Do About Overwhelming Business Debts & Merchant Cash Advances

    || 16-Jul-2018

    Pay day is just around the corner and as a business owner, you know that your people need to get their wages. However, your clients have been slow to pay this month and you’re out of cash reserves in the bank. This is a pretty common stress when you’re a small business owner, and debts can quickly pile up even further, leaving you wondering where to turn or how you’re going to ...
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  • Can You Settle Private Student Loan Debt?

    || 3-Jul-2018

    Student loan debt is the second most abundant type of debt in the United States, behind only mortgage loans. In fact, 70 percent of all college seniors who graduate have some form of student loan debt, with the average indebted student carrying nearly $29,000 according to 2015 data. And to make matters even more difficult for many borrowers: most student loan debt is public, which means it’s ...
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  • How Can I Get Help with Student Loan Debt?

    || 13-Jun-2018

    Student loan debt haunts countless individuals, often making them feel trapped. Many are generally unaware that there are actually ways for some of these debts to be settled, canceled, or discharged, which can ultimately provide the financial relief they need. At the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC, we defend people from student loan lawsuits and help them find solutions that best fit their ...
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  • How Do I Know if I Need to File for Bankruptcy?

    || 1-Jun-2018

    If you are struggling to pay off your debts and can never seem to make a dent in them, you might be wondering if you need to file for bankruptcy. For many, the word itself inspires some fear and uncertainty, but the fact is that sometimes it is necessary to file for bankruptcy in order to start over and rebuild financial health. How can a person know when the time has come to proceed with this ...
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  • What to do if You Are Being Harassed by Debt Collectors?

    || 23-May-2018

    Do you think your creditors are using unfair debt collection practices against you? If so, ask yourself the following questions: Are debt collectors hounding you? Does the debt collector call you throughout the day? Have your employer or relatives been contacted by debt collectors? Did the debt collector threaten you or use profane language? Has your experience with creditors made you feel ...
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  • What to do if You Are Facing a Credit Card Lawsuit in New York

    || 8-May-2018

    Lower courts in New York have been nicknamed "the credit card courts" due to the enormous volume of credit card lawsuits brought by banks, lenders, and debt buyers. Many of the cases that make their way through these courts are frivolous and overly aggressive attempts to collect on older debts. Debt buyer lawsuits in particular are very common and continue to occur more frequently. In ...
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  • Can I access my lawsuit case information online?

    || 5-Mar-2018

    NY E-Courts & NYSCEF Depending on the type of matter and the jurisdiction, you may be able to access case information from the comfort of your smart phone or computer. Check the links below to find the system most suitable for your needs. In New York, there is a different system to check civil court cases, supreme court cases, criminal court cases, and family law cases. These online systems ...
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  • Resolving Federal Student Loans - CLE

    || 13-Feb-2018

    Student loan borrowers are defaulting at staggering rates. Borrowers are inundated with tv, radio, and internet ads promising debt forgiveness and payment reductions. It can be hard to know where to turn for reliable advice. On February 6 th, 2018, attorneys at the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC presented a continuing legal education program with Lawline. Broadcast live online and recorded at ...
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  • We Fight Lawsuits From Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney & Flynn, LLP

    || 2-Feb-2018

    The law firm of Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney & Flynn, LLP collects debts on behalf of banks, hospitals, and debt buyers. If they're contacting you, they are likely trying to collect on an outstanding debt. Be aware that there is a limited amount of time to respond to a lawsuit before a default judgment could be entered. It's critical to understand ing your rights and remedies, otherwise ...
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  • We Fight Selip & Stylianou Lawsuits in NY & NJ

    || 1-Feb-2018

    Selip & Stylianou LLP is one of the largest consumer collection law firms in New York. If they've called you, sent a collection letter, or served you with a lawsuit, they are likely attempting to recover a debt owed on a defaulted credit card or charge account. It's important to understand your rights and remedies, otherwise you could be at risk of serious consequences. Judgments can ...
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  • Our Lawyers Fight Rubin & Rothman Lawsuits in NY & NJ

    || 31-Jan-2018

    Rubin and Rothman LLC is a high volume debt collection law firm located in New York. If they've contacted you, they are likely attempted to collect an old debt. Beware that if they sue you and obtain a court-ordered judgment, they may be able to garnish your wages, freeze your bank accounts, or even place an lien against your home. Take action before it's too late! Need Help Resolving Your ...
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  • Our Lawyers Fight Forster & Garbus Lawsuits in NY & NJ

    || 30-Jan-2018

    If you've been contacted by Forster & Garbus LLP, they may be attempting to collect on a defaulted credit card or student loan debt. They collect by sending debt collection letters, making phone calls, and by bringing lawsuits against consumers throughout New York State. If they obtain a judgment, they may attempt to issue subpoenas, institute wage garnishments, freeze bank accounts, and ...
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  • Consumer Credit Card Market Report: CFPB

    || 16-Jan-2018

    Many of us think nothing of the small plastic rectangle card we carry and use on a daily basis. Credit cards and lines of credit have reached the point of mundanity for most American consumers; they are simply a fact of life. However, with so many consumers possessing credit across a multitude of financial institutions, it should come as no surprise that monitoring and collecting credit card debt ...
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  • Name Change Lawyers in NYC - Flat Fees!

    || 15-Dec-2017

    Interested in changing your name? Live in NYC? Our lawyers can help! Navigating the courts can be confusing, or downright scary, to a person that lacks experience.The last thing anyone wants is to go through the process, just to find out that they haven't properly completed the forms or fulfilled a procedural requirement. Our law firm can handle the complexities of the name change process, ...
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  • Case Update: CFPB v. Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. LLP

    || 1-Dec-2017

    In April 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against Weltman, Weinberg and Reis regarding their pre-litigation debt collection practices. The suit alleges that Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. misled some consumers to believe that an attorney was involved in the collection of their debt, when in actuality there was no meaningful attorney review conducted by their ...
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