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California Student Loan Debt Attorney

Student Loan Debt Resolution Requires Experienced Counsel

Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC can assist you with both Federal and Private Student Loans. These types of loans require experienced counsel and there are no easy solutions. Do not buy into the fear the lenders are selling. Nor can you simply complete a form and make it all better. Get the clarity, confidence, and control you need by talking to lawyers experienced in these types of complex debt.

Featured Case Results:

  • August 28, 2017: TRIAL VERDICT – EDUCAP vs. Client. EDUCAP hired Gaba Law Firm to sue our client on a Student Loan and demanded 100% of the total amount due. The case went to trial and attorney William Campbell defended the case. The judge ruled in favor of the defendant/student. Student/Client pays $0.00! (EDUCAP v. Client Monterey County Superior Court case # 16CV0021XX)
  • May 19, 2017:  $260,076.83 Navient account settled for $67,000.00 (a savings of over 74%!)
  • Client was sued by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust for $43,466.96.  Settled the case for $15,880.00 (National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-4 V. Client, Case#CIVDS15019XX)
  • National Collegiate Student Loan Trust sued our client in Marin County Superior Court  for $44,776.08 and CASE WAS DISMISSED for $0 (Marin County Superior Court  case # 15014XX)

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DISCLAIMER: Every case is different. Results depend on the unique law and facts of each case. Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC makes no guarantees or warranties about the outcome of any particular matter or case. The Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC website, or the information contained within the website, should be construed as ATTORNEY ADVERTISING

Our general advice on what to do on these loans depends on the type of loan: Federal or Private:

Federal Student Loans
Make sure you’re on the right plan!

Do everything you can to not default on these loans. They will never go away and you can find yourself in retirement and have your Social Security payments attached. If you are in default, there are only a few ways in which to get out of default and you need to talk to a lawyer. Even if you are not in default, you may not be in the best payment plan.

The government is providing more and more income-driven repayment plans. Which is best for you? Should you change your plan? Are you eligible for forgiveness? If so, how and when? Is Bankruptcy an option? We can answer all of these questions and more.

When you set a consultation with one of our experienced federal student loan attorneys, we do an analysis on your loans before we speak to you. We then spend up to ½ an hour with you on the phone discussing each loan and what is best for you. Many times you can assist yourself after this consultation, but if you want more help, we can do that too.

Private Student Loans
Get off the payment treadmill to nowhere!

*View this Huffington Post article that quotes Greg Fitzgerald’s Top 10 Reasons You Should Stop Paying Your Unaffordable Private Student Loans.

If you have not already done so, you should seriously consider defaulting on these loans. Although are many factors (such as the loan amount) and you should speak to an experienced attorney first, we often recommend clients default on these loans when: 1) they can’t afford to pay them or 2) they have no idea when they will be paid off. Would you buy a car or even a house when you have no idea when the payments would end? Of course not. The same goes for private student loans.

Private student loans are unsecured debt and are not different than your credit card (except for how they are treated in bankruptcy). Given that bankruptcy is usually not available to you on these debts, strategic default is the only way to get out of debt in your lifetime on most of these loans.

There are only 3 things they can do to you when you default on a private student loan:

  1. Call and write you demanding payment (having a lawyer as your representative will stop most of this)
  2. Derogatory report on your credit
  3. File a lawsuit against you- look at our case results and you will find that the only thing worse than a lawsuit is continuing to pay the full amount and never seeing the balance go down. Also, not all clients get sued!

Beware Student Loan Assistance Companies!

Below is a list of some well-known student loan assistance companies that have been accused of several shady practices as published by NerdWallet (read the original article here).  Several of the companies listed below have been charged with various business violations including:

  • Illegal practices by a state or federal agency or found to have engaged in illegal practices by a judge;
  • Being managed by an individual who operates or has operated another business accused of illegal practices by a government agency or found to have engaged in illegal practices by a judge;
  • Being operated by someone who has incurred significant debts or a criminal conviction;
  • The business has been hit with liens for unpaid taxes; or
  • The business is Rated D or F by the Better Business Bureau.

If you’re working with one of the companies below, CALL US IMMEDIATELY!  Let us help you get rid of the debt and GET YOUR LIFE BACK!!

A list of all companies on the watch list can be found here.  If you’d like to file a complaint against your student loan assistance company, the directions on how to file a complaint can be found here.

STUDENT LOAN ASSISTANCE COMPANY WATCH LIST

1File.org

Academic Debt Alliance

Action Administrative Services

Advantage Student Loan Consolidation

Advantage Student Loans

Affordable Life Plans

Aiding Student Relief

Allied Doc Prep

AlphaOne Student

Amazing Marketing

American Student Aid

American Student Loan Consolidators

American Student Loan Forgiveness & Debt Relief

ASF Assistance

Benchmark Processing Inc.

Bright Futures Financial Corp.

Broadsword Student Advantage

College Education Services

College Financial Advisory

Consolifi Inc.

Consumer Assistance Project

Consumer Financial Resources

Consumer Protection Counsel, P.A

Debt Relief Pros Inc.

Direct Student Aid

DFL International

Docs Done For You Inc.

Document Aid Relief

Done With Loans

Equitable Acceptance Corporation

Federal Student Aid Relief

Federal Student Loan Alliance

FedLoan Help Center

Financial Help Services Inc.

First American Student Aid

First American Tax

First American Tax Defense

Freedom Student and Tax Defense

Global Financial Support Inc.

Good EBusiness

Grads1st

GreenStudent

Help Assist Me Default Resolution Services

Horizon Debt Group

Interactiv Education

Lexington Doc Prep

Liberty Tax and Student Loan Defense

Life Cycle Student Loan Relief

Merrill & Hart

Miller Student Loan Consulting

Nation Wide Consumer Debt Relief Inc.

National Secure Processing

National Student Aid Care

National Student Aid Center

National Student Loan Help

National Student Loan Rescue

National Student Loan Solutions

National Student Loans

National Student Servicing

Nationwide Student Aid

Navloan

Performance Debt Relief

Performance Settlement

Performance SLC LLC

Post Grad Aid

Private School Loans Relief

Progress Advocates Group

Reliant Account Management

Rubik Payment Solutions

Select Document Preparation Inc.

Select Student Loan

Select Student Loan Help

Simple Student Loan Solutions

SL Programs

SLRS

Strategic Debt Solutions

Strategic Doc Prep Solutions

Strategic Student Solutions

Student Advocates

Student Aid Center Inc.

Student Aid Institute Inc.

Student Consulting Group Inc.

Student Debt Center

Student Debt Relief

Student Debt Relief Center

Student Debt Relief Group

Student Debt Resolutions Inc.

Student Debt Solutions

Student Financial Resource Center

Student Legal Services

Student Loan Advisors Group

Student Loan Aid

Student Loan Assistance Center

Student Loan Assistance Center (Florida)

Student Loan Care

Student Loan Consultants of America

Student Loan Counsel

Student Loan Educators

Student Loan Forgiveness Agency

Student Loan Forgiveness Center

Student Loan Group

Student Loan Help Direct

Student Loan Managers

Student Loan Processing.US

Student Loan Relief Advisors

Student Loan Repairman Inc.

Student Loan Resolution Center

Student Loan Resolve

Student Loan Service

Student Loan Service Managers

Student Loan Services

Student Loan Servicing Center

Student Loan Solutions

Student Loan Support

Student Loans Processing Corp.

Student Reform Associates

Student Relief Center

Student Zoom LLC

StudentLoan911.org

Sunshine Document Preparation Inc.

The Center for Student Debt Reform

The Student Loan Help Center

The Student Loan Project

The Student Loan Relief Department

U.S. Student Loan Services Inc.

United Advisors Group

United Student Loan Division

University of One

US Direct Student Loan Services

US Financial Freedom Center

US Student Loan Center