Protecting Property and Cash from a Judgment

Ignoring a  lawsuit could have very serious consequences. If you do not answer a lawsuit, it will most likely result in a default judgment against you. The amount of the judgment may include the debt, damages, attorney’s fees, court costs, and pre and post-judgment interest.

The following is a non-exclusive list of remedies a debt collector can use to recover a judgment.

Garnishment

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Served with Summons. Now What?

If you have been properly served with a lawsuit, the clock is ticking on when you must respond and answer. The guidelines below will help you if you have been served with a lawsuit in Texas.

Deadline to Respond

There are two different deadlines to know if you have been served with a lawsuit. This article does not discuss deadlines for alternative services.

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Who the Heck Sued Me?

{This blog was authored by and originally posted at our sibling firm’s website. This will hopefully be helpful if are being sued for an old debt or by a credit card company.}

People are often confused by exactly who sued them when they a served with a lawsuit over an unpaid credit card or loan. It is important to hire a skilled debt defense attorney to help you eliminate or reduce your debt.

Sued by Credit Card Company or Lender

Some individuals are sued directly by the company that issued them a credit card or a loan.  In these cases, you likely know why you are being sued. These companies may include: Continue reading

Expunction of Criminal Records in Texas

We have received several phone calls from clients wanting to get records of crimes expunged. An expunction can help you if you have a criminal record and are applying for a job, college, or simply looking for a new home or apartment.

An expunction can clean up a past criminal matter, but the process occurs in civil court.  Here are some things to keep in mind if you are considering an expunction: Continue reading