Blog Posts in 2018

  • Why Hire a New Jersey Debt Settlement Lawyer?

    || 25-Sep-2018

    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 and you’re receiving everything from ...
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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 fees and costs which prompt a number of retailers not to take them: it costs them quite a bit in transaction fees which can take a steep cut into profit margins. While AmEx may be a popular option, ...
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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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