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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Beware of Debt Consolidation Companies

    || 20-Nov-2017

    You’ve probably heard or seen advertisements featuring buzzword phrases such as “Don’t let credit card companies trick you into thinking you have to pay all your debt back!” and “Consolidate your debts into one low monthly payment!” While these promises may sound great, they’re like almost any other deal that sounds too good to be true: odds are it’s ...
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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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  • Unsecured vs. Secured Debt

    || 21-Sep-2017

    Debt can come in many forms. Two of these forms are secured and unsecured debt. Most debts fall into one of these two categories, but the way these debts are handled can be very different. The differences between these debts can help both consumers and businesses decide how to borrow money, prioritize debts for payoff, and work to protect your assets. Secured Debts Secured debts are one major form ...
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  • When Does Student Loan Forgiveness Happen?

    || 20-Sep-2017

    Anyone who has graduated college within the last decade or so can tell you just how big of a burden student loans have become. While paying them off can take years and cost thousands, there are some options for relief, including the possibility of having all or a portion of your loans forgiven! A forgiven loan is one that has all or part of the balance cancelled at no penalty to the borrower. ...
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  • What is "Financial Hardship" in Student Loan Debt?

    || 7-Sep-2017

    Getting a college education is a huge expense, and many people have to take out extensive amounts of student loans in order to fund their continued learning. Unfortunately, not everyone can easily afford the cost of their student loan debt when the bill comes due, and sometimes the minimum payments combined with all of the many other mandatory living expenses can become too great of a burden to ...
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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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  • Do I Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?

    || 10-Aug-2017

    If you are struggling to pay off student debt, you’ve likely asked yourself whether or not you qualify for student loan forgiveness. There are various programs, most of which are federally funded, that are designed to help qualifying students. Depending on how much you owe, what degree you obtained, and what line of work you currently practice, you may succeed in having your student debt ...
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  • How to Avoid Business Insolvency

    || 1-Aug-2017

    When business slows down or unexpected expenses come up, it can be difficult to stay on top of your minimum payments on loans and business cash advances. Unfortunately, the repercussions for missing payments can lead you to default on your financial obligations, potentially prompting your lender to take legal action against you. At the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC, we are dedicated to ...
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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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  • Tips to Help You Get Out of Debt

    || 25-May-2017

    The one common mistake made by all people with past-due debts is that they spend a lot more than they actually have. Student loans, credit card bills, bank loans or loans from other creditors all add to your debt and, if you’re not careful, they’ll push you further and further into the mess until you’re too lost to find your way out. As harsh as it may sound, it’s true. In ...
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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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  • 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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  • Merchant Cash Advance & Business Debt Lawyers

    || 14-Mar-2017

    Nearly every day, our office receives phone calls from business owners that are desperately looking for a solution to their small-business debts. Whether it be an MCA debt (Merchant Cash Advance), a business loan, a line-of-credit, or even a commercial credit card, it can be tough to know where to turn when you can no longer afford to make the minimum payments. It’s no wonder that some ...
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