Student Loans and Bankruptcy

By |2014-12-24T01:29:34-07:00March 15th, 2013|Adam Weiner Bankruptcy Attorney Portland, Adam Weiner Bankruptcy Lawyer, Debt, Student Loans|

Student loans are a huge issue for many people. Unfortunately, under current law it is almost impossible to discharge student loans in a bankruptcy case. The general rule is that student loans are not dischargeable unless you can prove an “undue hardship.” Often courts will require that the debtor is essentially mentally and/or physically disabled and unable to earn an income before they will allow a discharge of student loans in a bankruptcy. But if a debtor is disabled, most student loan lenders have an internal procedure (non-bankruptcy) for obtaining a discharge of the student loans.