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.
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