Debt Lawsuit Attorney
What are the Benefits of Working with a Debt Lawsuit Attorney?
- Your debts are overseen by an attorney.
- Negotiate settlements with creditors that are fair and legal.
- Assist you with debt resolution efforts that help you get debt under control
- Help to prevent Judgments and Garnishments and other aggressive debt collection efforts regarding secured debts
- File for bankruptcy if that’s your best option for dealing with debt
Working with a debt lawsuit attorney can help you both short- and long-term. Not only can they help you deal with a legal action against you regarding debt, they can also help you get back on track financially. Chances are the lawsuit you’re now facing isn’t the first issue you’ve had with debt, nor will it be your last. By working with an experienced debt lawsuit attorney, you’ll be able to get a grip on your situation once and for all, and get your debt and financial concerns under control.
If you’re being pursued by an aggressive debt collector or debt collection agency, you need legal support.
Creditors and debt collectors have the right to take legal action against a debtor if a debt goes unpaid. Doing so can provide them with debt collection tools they would otherwise not have at their disposal, including bank garnishment and placing liens on certain property.
If you receive notification you’re being sued over a debt, you need to take action.
Ignoring the lawsuit will only lead to more trouble. The best thing you can do if you are facing legal action related to a debt is to contact an attorney who has experience defending against debt lawsuits.
What’s the First Thing You Should Do If You’re Notified of a Debt Lawsuit?
You’ll know you are being sued over a debt because you will be served with notification. A process server will locate you and provide you with official court documents related to the lawsuit. If they can’t find you they may get an order for substituted service, and simply leave the papers at your last known address.
If you receive paperwork directly from the debt collector stating that you are being sued, that’s likely not the case – yet. Sometimes debt collectors threaten to take legal action, and sometimes even falsely claim they have taken legal action, to scare you into paying the debt. It’s important you confirm that a lawsuit is legitimate because taking action on a debt that has been dormant for some time can re-up the amount of time a collector has to pursue you. If you think you have a lawsuit against you, contact us at Weston Legal, do not wait to be served.
A debt lawsuit attorney can help you verify if a lawsuit is legitimate. This not only ensures the claim of legal action is legit, but gets you started right away with an aggressive defense regarding any legitimate lawsuit.
One of the most beneficial things you can do if you’re being sued in relation to a debt is to work with a qualified legal expert. There’s a lot that goes into building a strong defense and in some cases, a good debt lawsuit attorney will mean the difference between wage garnishment – or worse – and not being held responsible for the debt at all.
It’s the debt collector that carries the burden of proof. A good lawyer can pursue the best possible outcome for you and ensure you are not taken advantage of by a debt collector.
Are You Being Sued or Have You Been Contacted by a Debt Collection Law Firm?
If you’ve been served or you’re contacted by a debt collection law firm regarding a debt, you need to act fast.
You have a limited amount of time in which to respond to the lawsuit. You also need to consider the consequences of not responding. You typically only have between 14 and 21 days to file a response to the lawsuit after you are served.
Ignoring a debt collection lawsuit will result in an automatic win for the debt collector. They’ll be granted a default judgement, which gives them access to your bank accounts, your wages, and your property.
Assuming notification of a lawsuit is just a scare tactic is the biggest mistake you can make regarding a debt.
If you’ve been served with a lawsuit or you have concerns a debt collector is in the process of taking legal action against you, we can help. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact 1.800.220.4318.