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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Failure to Disclose Interest on Collection Letter Violates FDCPA

    || 25-Oct-2017

    Consumer law can be difficult to parse out, not just for the average person, but for courts as well. An appeals decision by a second circuit court in the case of Avila v. Riexinger & Associates is but one in a string of cases concerning the language and interpretation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The decision provides a glimpse at questionable tactics used by some ...
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  • Harassed by an abusive debt collector? Get up to $1000!

    || 13-Oct-2017

    Having a debt in collections can be very stressful. But having debt collectors constantly harassing you and using unfair collection tactics can make the situation feel impossible. It’s a debt collector’s job to follow up on debts that have been passed along to them. While debt collectors are allowed to contact you to try and pressure you into paying your bill, they aren’t allowed ...
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  • New Jersey Lawyer Negotiates Student Loan Debt Reductions

    || 4-Sep-2017

    Not sure where to turn for help with student loans? With ever-increasing interest rates, large fees, and complicated payment plans, it's easy to get overwhelmed. When facing default, student borrowers may be subject to a barrage of calls, collection letters, lawsuits, or even wage garnishment. Some people feel paralyzed by the process. Don't sit by and watch catastrophe unfold. There is no ...
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  • Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Settle Private Student Loan Debts?

    || 27-Jul-2017

    As of 2017, more than 44 million Americans have student loan debts. Even after graduating college and starting a career, debt burdens can become overwhelming and hinder your ability to get on with your life. If you are struggling under the pressure of large student loans and have defaulted on your payments, you can seek to negotiate a settlement with lenders. At the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg ...
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  • Weltman Weinberg & Reis Law Firm Sued For Debt Collection Violations

    || 30-Jun-2017

    On April 17, 2017 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") filed a lawsuit in a federal district court against Weltman, Weinberg, & Reis Co., LPA, a debt collection law firm which has operates in several states, including New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The complaint alleges that the collection firm used illegal tactics while collecting debts from consumers. Specifically, ...
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  • Legal Services Available in New Jersey

    || 8-May-2017

    Many people find themselves being crushed by overwhelming debt. Because people’s wages have rarely matched the rate of inflation, more and more people find themselves needing to take out loans that weren’t necessary 60 years ago. Earlier in the 20 th century, buying a house would only require 2.2 times your yearly income. Now, purchasing a house requires 3.7 times your annual income. ...
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  • A+ BBB Rating Conferred Upon Our New York Law Firm

    || 12-Apr-2017

    In addition to the numerous honors conferred upon the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC by organizations like Superlawyers, Avvo, and Martindale-Hubbell, we are proud to announce our accreditation by the Better Business Bureau ("BBB") serving the Metropolitan New York, Long-Island, and Mid-Hudson Region. We are very proud of the A+ rating that we received after the BBB conducted a ...
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  • Common Reasons People Fall Into Credit Card Debt

    || 20-Mar-2017

    Millions of Americans each year will either struggle to keep their finances positive or fall into debt. Each person who goes into debt will do so for his or her own unique reasons, of course, but many cases are linked directly to credit cards and other forms of credit lines. What is it about credit cards that can lead so many people into difficult financial situations, or even bankruptcy ? Our ...
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  • National Collegiate Trust Student Loan Debt Reduced by 75%

    || 1-Nov-2016

    At the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC, we take great pride in the results we help our client’s achieve. Although results vary, we strive to attain the maximum reduction possible in each client’s unique situation. If you’ve been sued for a student loan debt in New York or New Jersey, call us to learn how we can defend the action and potentially settle the debt for less then ...
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  • Schachter Portnoy Settles United Guaranty Student Loan Lawsuit (33%)

    || 10-Oct-2016

    In today’s article we are discussing a student loan lawsuit brought in New Jersey in which we defended the client and ultimately settled for a substantial reduction. As is often the case, the borrower had fallen on hard times and consequently defaulted on a private student loan. The debt was assigned by Citibank to United Guaranty Commercial Insurance Company (hereinafter “ United ...
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