The Current Debate Over Student Loans in Bankruptcy

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in General Bankruptcy, Student Loans | No Comments

I belong to the National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), and we talk amongst ourselves quite a bit about current bankruptcy issues. NACBA is having an internal debate among some members about what to do about student loans. A few thoughts: … Continue reading

Discharging Student Loans – The Unicorn of the Bankruptcy World

Discharging Student Loans – The Unicorn of the Bankruptcy World

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in San Francisco Attorney, Student Loans | No Comments

By Jeff Curl, San Mateo Bankruptcy Attorney A colleague of mine attended a student loan webinar put on by collection companies that chase down student loan borrowers in default. He asked for an estimate of the percentage of student loans facing a … Continue reading

Can Bankruptcy Discharge My Student Loans?

Can Bankruptcy Discharge My Student Loans?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Student Loans | No Comments

It seems that no matter what angle we view student loans from these days, the picture never looks pretty. This blog from Consumer Finance Protection Bureau documents how there are 27.8 million student loan borrowers making use of the direct federal lending … Continue reading

I can’t pay my student loan debt. Can bankruptcy help?

I can’t pay my student loan debt. Can bankruptcy help?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Chapter 13, Student Loans | No Comments

  According to a recent article in US Today, student loans will exceed $1 trillion this year. Unlike most other unsecured debts, student loans have a special status in bankruptcy in that it cannot be discharged (forgiven) through bankruptcy. I … Continue reading

Political Hostage

Political Hostage

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in General Bankruptcy, Student Loans | No Comments

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.”  Oscar Ameringer Bankruptcy is a political creature in its origin.  The right to create bankruptcy … Continue reading