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Wage Garnishment - Can I file for bankruptcy to stop it?

Wage garnishment – Can I file bankruptcy to stop it? Most people ask me if a bankruptcy can stop a wage garnishment  Well wrestling fans, the answer is Yes! Yes! Yes!  Filing for bankruptcy can – and will – stop your wage garnishm… Read More
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Bonus or Bust - Can I keep my bonus in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Bonus! Can I keep my job-related bonus in a chapter 7 bankruptcy? You finally got a bonus. Congratulations!! It took a lot of work and a lot of time, and maybe some extra money on your part, but you finally got it. And now it is all yours! Well…… Read More
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Past due student loans? I bet your phone is ringing off the hook!

Has it been a while since you last paid on your private or federal student loans?   If so, then I bet your phone is ringing off the hook.  There is nothing more annoying or bothersome than to be harassed by a student loan debt collector. These comp… Read More
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Wage Garnishments in Michigan - Stop the Insanity!

Wage Garnishments in Michigan – How to Stop the Insanity! Recently, I have been bombarded with telephone calls and emails about wage garnishments.  The common question seems to be how can they be stopped here in Michigan.   One of the most co… Read More
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Chapter 13 bankruptcy - is my home safe?

Late last December, my good friends Doris Walker and Fred Gailey stopped over my house for a quick drink. I hadn’t seen them in many years so it was great to catch up on old times. During our conversation, I learned that Doris and Fred were in an a… Read More
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Sued by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust. If you haven’t heard of them by now, consider yourself lucky – very lucky. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust has been suing thousands of private student loan borrowers all across Michigan, includin… Read More
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Help! My tax refund was taken due to a past due student loan!

During the last two months, my office has been bombarded with calls and emails from distraught student loan borrowers who just found out that their federal tax refund was taken due to unpaid federal student loans. Yes, friends, the government can … Read More
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Wanna hear a joke about a student loan?

A few months ago, I had the privilege of attending my nephew’s 9th birthday party. Toward the end of the evening, (and probably after a few too many sugary beverages courtesy of his uncle) my nephew pulled me aside and said “Hey, Uncle Pete &… Read More
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Snap into a Slim Jim and Call a Michigan Student Loan Lawyer Now!!

So what’s been new with a student loan lawyer these days? Well nothing except for the usual. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust still suing every student loan borrower they can think of here in Michigan. And Navient (aka Sallie Mae) houndin… Read More
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How the National Collegiate Student Loan Trust Stole Christmas

During this past Christmas season, many student loan borrowers received an unwelcomed and unwanted surprise from Santa – a beautifully wrapped civil lawsuit from the National Collegiate Student Loan Trust (with a beautiful red velveteen bow att… Read More
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