Month: March 2015

Wall Street Journal: Bankruptcy Lawyers Cheer White House Focus on Student Debt

Bankruptcy Lawyers Cheer White House Focus on Student Debt


President Barack Obama signs a Student Aid Bill of Rights in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 10, 2015.European Pressphoto Agency

The White House is exploring whether to make it easier for Americans to get rid of student loans through bankruptcy, joining consumer advocate groups and federal lawmakers who’ve been pushing for that type of investigation for years.

“We’re glad they’re making this a priority and hope Congress does also,” said Ed Boltz, a North Carolina bankruptcy lawyer who is president of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.… Read More

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