Navient, a student loan giant, may be adjusting their policy in to offer some relief to those struggling to pay off student loans. A judge in Texas recently denied their request to dismiss a class action lawsuit accusing the company of illegally collecting on loans discharged in bankruptcy. In an email, a spokesperson for Navient […]

Recently, the Education Department announced that it will be reviewing their policy regarding when borrowers can discharge student loans. This is a sign that soon, it may be easier to expunge loans in bankruptcy. The department is looking for input from the public regarding undue hardship claims made by student loan borrowers. The Education Department […]

Most people believe they’ll financially secure by the end of their career.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. More retirees than ever are filing for bankruptcy. According to a study from Debt.org, people aged 55 and older account for 20% of total bankruptcy filings and many of these individuals are considered financially responsible. That figure […]

Once again, Main Line Today has named Tom and Stan two of the top attorneys in the area for 2017! This is the fifth and fourth consecutive year for the attorneys at LUONGO BELLWOAR LLP to be recognized with this honor. Annually, Main Line Today releases a list of  businesses and individuals who provide exemplary service […]

Chris Simon, formerly an enforcer in the NHL, recently filed for bankruptcy. According to Simon, he is in a debt of more than $500 thousand. Throughout his 20-year hockey career, Simon earned about $15 million. In an affidavit submitted to the Ottawa court system, he stated that his earnings are now depleted. The half million […]

According to an article in Market Watch, recent policy changes by Navient, a massive student loan lender, may result in more available paths to discharging student loan debt for those who have filed for bankruptcy. During an ongoing class-action lawsuit against the company, Navient has agreed to cease aggressive collection attempts, like calling relatives and employers of […]

Market Watch reported that 2016 saw the largest hike in American household debt in more than 10 years. Thanks to auto loans, student loans, and mortgages, total household debt reached $226 billion by March of 2016. Today, household debts are $99 billion away from the all-time peak, $12.7 trillion, which occured in the third quarter of […]

UPDATE as of Feb. 16, 2017–Statesmen published an update regarding former NBA player Vince Young’s file for chapter 11 bankruptcy. During the second week of February, 2017, Young’s lawyer filed a petition for Young in a Houston federal bankruptcy court. Young has assets between $500,001 and $1 million, while his liabilities are between $1,001,000 and $10 million. […]

DUIs are a serious problem in Pennsylvania, and the state is starting to tighten regulations and increase severity of punishment. Driving is legal, and drinking is legal if you’re over 21. Where the two activities collide, there is often confusion, so we’ve put together a list of the five things you should know about DUIs. […]

Just after you file for bankruptcy, it may seem impossible to start rebuilding your credit. While the process certainly isn’t easy, you can get through it with some due diligence. Yes, you will initially have to pay higher interest rates when borrowing money. However, you will soon be much better equipped to handle your finances. There […]