About This Website
We built this website to get you the answers you need about getting out of student loan debt. When you choose your state or enter your zip code above, you will quickly learn how to get organized so you can:
- choose the right payment plan
- lower or put off your monthly payments
- cancel your student loans, if possible
- avoid defaulting on your loans -- or get out of default if it's too late
- get help with student loan problems, including finding a lawyer in New York
- file a complaint agains a student loan lender
- and more.
Our goal is to guide you to reliable information about managing your loans, providing resources tailored for New York when available.
Who We Are
Legal Consumer is a company that believes you should have access to quality information about the legal issues affecting your life. Whether you’re facing financial difficulties, health concerns, or trouble at your job, we want to help you find the resources you need. Our websites are written by lawyers and designed to give you accurate, relevant information for your location.
Albin Renauer, Owner and Founder
Albin Renauer is an independent web and database developer and Webby Award judge. He first created LegalConsumer.com as an online companion to his book, How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, to help people file for bankruptcy.
After receiving his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1985, Albin worked for various public-interest law firms in the Bay Area and as a staff attorney for Chief Justice Rose Bird of the California Supreme Court. He spent 17 years as an editor at leading do-it-yourself legal publisher Nolo, where he helped create numerous books and software programs, including the bestselling Quicken WillMaker. He also edited Law on the Net, the first online directory of legal resources, and was the architect of Nolo's Webby Award winning website.
Shae Irving, Writer and Editor
Shae Irving has been a legal editor and writer since 1994, when she joined the editorial staff at Nolo, specializing in estate planning, health care, and family law issues. For almost a decade, she was the managing editor of Nolo’s bestselling Quicken WillMaker software. Her books include Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California, Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair and Lasting Contract, and Take Control of Your Student Loans (now out of print). Shae graduated from Berkeley Law and briefly practiced at a large San Francisco law firm before becoming an editor and author. She began working for Legal Consumer in 2013.