The U.S. Marshals Service is arresting people in Houston for not paying their outstanding federal student loans.
According to a Fox 26 article on the story, one man was arrested for a $1,500 student loan he took out in 1987. Seven marshals showed up at his home, in combat gear and armed with automatic weapons, and took the man to the federal courthouse. After an hour of being held in a four-by-four cell, the man was escorted to the courtroom, where he was made to sign a repayment plan for the nearly 30-year-old debt. The man had never received notice before this drastic action was taken.
This is just one example of the lengths the federal government will go to in cracking down on unpaid debts. In Houston alone, the U.S. Marshal still has to serve up to 1,500 warrants to people who have not paid back their student loans.
How Can I Obtain Student Loan Debt Relief?
If you have unpaid student loans, you know how emotionally and financially stressful it can be to carry around a debt that keeps growing larger with interest. With all of the other bills you have to pay, it can be difficult or seemingly impossible to meet these obligations. In situations like these, it is important to speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Atlas Consumer Law has advocated on behalf of consumers and student loan debtors for years. We take pride in helping our clients find the debt relief solutions they need for a fresh financial start. When you contact our firm to request a consultation, we can discuss your circumstances and find the course of action that best fits your needs. While student loan debts usually are not dischargeable by bankruptcy, we may be able to find a way for your obligations to be consolidated into a manageable repayment plan.
To find out how we can help, please contact a debt relief lawyer in Chicago at (312) 313-1613.