Undue Hardship

Student Loan Debt Relief

There is a common misperception that once you take out a student loan, you are obligated to pay it all back no matter what. This is not entirely true. While some student loan debt may not be discharged through bankruptcy, Our Student Loan Lawyers and Debt Resolution Specialists may have ideas to help you reduce or discharge your debt.

However, it is important to note that the process of discharging student loan debt differs from the process of discharging other types of debt and will require a detailed analysis of the type of student loan as well as the history of the loans.

Student loan debts are not automatically discharged through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The Chapter 13 bankruptcy process can be used to restructure your student loans into a more manageable monthly payment. We offer comprehensive Chapter 13 bankruptcy solutions to help you set up a payment plan to pay down your debt, including your student loans.

A Chapter 13 repayment plan can last for as long as five years. We will develop a feasible plan for you so some percentage of all your debt is paid. During the pendency of your case, you will be protected from any and all collection activity — including the IRS and any student loan collection agencies or servicers.

Discharging Student Loans: Proving Undue Hardship

Sometimes student loans can be forgiven when the borrower is shown to have endured “undue hardship,” such as:

  • Disability preventing your ability to work
  • Fixed income with no possibility of a salary increase
  • Family issues preventing you from earning a living
  • Totality of your financial circumstances

We are prepared to address all your questions regarding undue hardship.

Find out more about these related topics:

  • Student loan litigation
  • Struggling to pay student loans?

We are a debt relief agency. We can help you file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code if that is your best option.

What's Your Best Option?

Call DebtDoc attorney Chris Bush at (619) 678-1134 to see if you qualify for the hardship exception, or if reorganizing your payment plan is a better option. Chris Bush is an experienced bankruptcy attorney who can help you get back on a path to financial freedom.