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Seven Little Steps To Freedom: Hearings, discovery and motion practice

Austin Smith, JD | 2 Jun 2017 | Attorney Insights, Student Loans

The first thing that will happen after the defendant answers the complaint is what’s called the initial hearing, roughly 6-…

Private student loans with non-profit guarantees

Austin Smith, JD | 31 May 2017 | Student Loans

As if section 523(a)(8) was not confusing enough, there is another issue associated with discharging non-qualified educatio…

Seven Little Steps to Freedom: Analysis and the complaint

Austin Smith, JD | 30 May 2017 | Attorney Insights, Student Loans

The Student Loan Analyzer is going to help you separate your client’s student debt into qualified education loans and non-q…

Seven Little Steps To Freedom: A Case Study in Discharging Student Loans

Austin Smith, JD | 25 May 2017 | Attorney Insights, Student Loans

So your client has some large amount of student debt.  You run an analysis, and it’s a collection of federal, private non-q…

Won’t I Be Sanctioned For Trying To Discharge Student Loans?

Austin Smith, JD | 10 May 2017 | Student Loans

We have heard from many attorneys who live in districts that sound more like creditors’ boardrooms than courts of law.  The…