Abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices can destroy an individual’s credit, financial independence, and dignity. We can help.
Debt can eliminate future financial opportunities, trapping people in a cycle of perpetual debt and despair. It can limit a financially dependent spouse’s ability to flee an abusive partner, create a barrier to education and job mobility, and lead to a loss of housing and homelessness. For many, debt can feel like an insurmountable challenge to overcome.
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Our attorneys fight zealously for the rights of individuals and families who have become victims of abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection and lending practices and help get them out of debt. Here are some of the legal issues our lawyers can help with:
- Defending clients in credit card, auto lending, medical, and student loan debt proceedings
- Advocating for victims of debt and loan scams
- Fighting against unjust foreclosure and lending practices
- Assisting clients in filing for a Chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy discharge
- Bringing impact cases to stop predatory debt collection and consumer fraud
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NYLAG is part of the solution for victims of unfair debt collection and lending practices.
The US DOE has added a fourth negotiation session on student loan relief for borrowers with financial hardship, in part thanks to a letter from NYLAG Supervising Attorney Jessica Ranucci and her fellow members of the Department’s loan relief negotiating committee. Jessica spoke to USA TODAY about returning to the negotiating table.
Student Debt Relief Negotiators Send Letter to Department of Education Seeking Additional Negotiations on Financial Hardship Debt Cancellation
Negotiators from the Fall 2023 Student Loan Debt Relief Negotiated Rulemaking sent a letter to the US Department of Education asking the Department to convene a fourth negotiation session to discuss debt relief based on borrowers’ financial hardship.
NYLAG’s Jessica Ranucci was interviewed for this piece from New York Focus on New York State’s tuition subsidies for poorly-performing for-profit colleges.