Are Debt Collectors Getting More Aggressive?
This article seems to suggest that they are. Although this is bad news for borrowers, the law, fortunately, protects borrowers from overly aggressive and abusive debt collectors. Debt collectors that harass borrowers, contact borrowers at odd hours, or contact borrowers’ employers may be violating the Fair Debt Collection Act. If so, those debt collectors may be forced to pay borrowers $1,000 in damages. Additionally, without proper documentation, the debt may be discharged.
If you believe that you have been harassed by aggressive debt collectors, The Law Firm of Vaughn and Weber is here to help! Call (516) 858-2620 for a free consultation. We are located at 393 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 208, Mineola, NY 11501.
You May Be Able To Settle Your Student Loan Debt
First, it really helps if the student loan you want to settle is a private student loan (not a government issued loan).
Second, as with debt settlement in general, it usually helps if you have a lump sum you can use to pay the agreed upon settlement amount. However, a lump sum is not always required. Some lenders will allow a payment plan.
Lastly, you want a no-interest payment plan with a repayment term and a monthly payment that works for you.
Important Note: You may be able to settle your student loan debt even if you are already being sued for repayment!
The Law Firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC can assist you with Student Loan Settlement and other Student Loan issues. Call (516) 858-2620 to arrange a FREE consultation with an attorney!
Don’t file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy unless you have 500k in debt!
That’s pretty much what a radio show host recently said. We can’t see how this is good advice. There is no minimum amount of debt that one must have in order to file bankruptcy! Even more disturbing was the fact that the host appeared to be offering some sort of debt settlement guide or program they created.
First, Debt settlement can work, but you need money to settle! You have to be able to make a lump sum or monthly payments.
Secondly, we have had clients with very little debt file bankruptcy. Many individuals file bankruptcy to prevent home foreclosure, head off an impending lawsuit, discharge a judgment obtained against them etc.
Finally, Bankruptcy is not for everyone. We suggest that you speak with an attorney about bankruptcy and debt settlement before making a final decision.
As always, the Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC is here to assist you. We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island, at 393 Jericho Tpke., #208, in Mineola, NY. Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a FREE consultation with a bankruptcy and debt settlement attorney.
We have been successful in getting debt collectors to drop their lawsuits against our clients.
In a recent case of ours, the debt collector filed a 1 page complaint seeking thousands of dollars in alleged unpaid charges. We defended the debt collection lawsuit by filing a 21 page response. A few weeks later the debt collector voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit with prejudice.
Most of us have heard that banks are having trouble foreclosing on home loans because they can’t “produce the note.” Well, debt collectors are having similar issues. Basically, debt collectors can’t prove that they are the proper party entitled to enforce the alleged credit agreement.
We proudly assist residents of Nassau county, Suffolk county, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan with debt settlement and debt collection defense. Call (516) 858-2620 to arrange a FREE consultation with an attorney!