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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • National Collegiate Student Loan Trust Lawsuit Defense

    || 20-Oct-2017

    Student loans with National Collegiate Trust If debt collectors are calling, sending letters, or you're facing a lawsuit in court, it's important to understand the recent developments that could affect your legal rights and possible defenses. As we reported earlier this month, National Collegiate was fined for student loan violations. This article highlights the concerns that were ...
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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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  • 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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  • Attorney Simon Goldenberg Teaches Secrets To Credit Repair

    || 6-Jun-2017

    New York, New York: On May 23 rd, 2017, Simon Goldenberg, Esq. presented Credit Repair: A Primer for Lawyers, a Continuing Legal Education program with Lawline. Broadcast live online and recorded at Lawline’s Studio in lower Manhattan, the program offered viewers strategies on correcting credit reporting issues. Credit Repair: A Primer for Lawyers is now available for on-demand viewing at ...
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  • FDCPA Lawyers Serving New York City

    || 22-May-2017

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was approved in 1977 to protect consumers from abusive debt collection practices and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order to verify the information’s accuracy. The act defines a debt collector as anyone who uses any tools of interstate commerce or the mails in any business to ...
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  • How to Stop Wage Garnishment in New York

    || 19-May-2017

    Order To Show Cause To Vacate Judgment It might be easier to resolve a debt that has not entered garnishment status, but if you’re wages are being seized, it still might not be too late to get help. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to contest your judgment due to improper service. In order to do so, you’ll need to bring a motion, or an Order to Show Cause To Vacate ...
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  • Tips to Improve Your Credit Score After Bankruptcy

    || 10-May-2017

    Declaring bankruptcy can be a massive blow to your financial standing, and may have a serious negative impact on your credit. However, doing so should be a blessing in disguise as you have the ability to rebuild your financial standing and regain your health once again. When you declare bankruptcy, your credit score may suffer, but you can begin to see steady improvement within just a few short ...
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  • The Pros & Cons of Bankruptcy

    || 1-May-2017

    Does the concept of filing for bankruptcy frighten you? While the word bankruptcy itself gives a rather negative ring to our ears, there can quite a few benefits to declaring bankruptcy in a timely fashion if your finances have become unmanageable. There are many potential ramifications to declaring bankruptcy. In many cases, it can affect the filers credit rating, which can be difficult to ...
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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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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer NYC

    || 16-Mar-2017

    Finding a bankruptcy lawyer isn’t a difficult task given the large number of practitioners offering debt relief services in New York City. But you have to stop for a moment and think, do you just want any attorney, or do you want to find an advocate that is best suited to work on your particular situation. Identifying a great bankruptcy attorney isn’t nearly as easy as it may seem. ...
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  • Stephen Basedow presents Lawline CLE on Bankruptcy Ethics

    || 20-Feb-2017

    New York, New York: On February 7 th, 2017, Stephen Basedow and Michael Riela co-presented Ethical Rules and Pitfalls: What Every Bankruptcy Professional Needs to Know, a CLE program with Lawline. Broadcast live online and recorded at Lawline’s Studio in New York City, the program offered viewers strategies on tackling common issues that arise when filing for consumer or business bankruptcy. ...
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  • Discharging Social Security Overpayments in Bankruptcy

    || 20-Jan-2017

    Many retired or disabled individuals rely on the payments they receive from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to pay for their necessities. Unfortunately, the SSA can make mistakes and actually disburse too much money or even send payments to individuals that no longer qualify for such benefits. When an overpayment happens, the money will need to be returned. While getting an extra check or ...
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  • Filing for Bankruptcy Due to Medical Debt

    || 20-Dec-2016

    One of the most common reasons people in New York City fall into financial straits is due to medical debt. Unexpected illnesses and injuries can cause individuals to accrue thousands of dollars’ worth of medical bills, especially if they are uninsured or underinsured. Fortunately, individuals are often able to seek relief from their medical debt through bankruptcy. How Are Medical Debts ...
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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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  • Super Lawyers Honors Simon Goldenberg as a Rising Star in New York

    || 3-Oct-2016

    For the third consecutive year, Super Lawyers has selected Simon Goldenberg, Esq. to the New York Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This award was conferred upon Mr. Goldenberg for his continuous achievements in the realm of consumer law and debt relief. The Law Office of ...
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