How to Get a Lawsuit Dismissed by Filing Bankruptcy?
If you’ve been served with a collection lawsuit, try not to panic. It is essential to understand that this does not mean that the creditor has won the case. The lawsuit is just the first step in the legal process, and you have many opportunities to defend.
While you don’t need an attorney to represent you, it can help you navigate the legal system. Our office offers free consultations for those who have been served by a lawsuit and are considering bankruptcy. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced Oakland bankruptcy attorney who can help you through the process and explain what needs to be done next.
What if I don’t Respond?
The court may enter a default judgment against you if you don’t respond to the lawsuit. This means the court has determined that you owe the money being claimed, and the creditor can begin collecting on the judgment. They can do this by garnishing your wages or levying your bank accounts or Real Estate.
If you’ve been served with a lawsuit, take action. Depending on the type of lawsuit, you may be able to file for bankruptcy. This may allow you to cover all your assets and start fresh. An attorney can help you understand your options.
Bankruptcy May Help-Call for a Free Consultation
Bankruptcy is a powerful tool that you can utilize to protect yourself when you have been sued. You receive an automatic stay against creditors from collecting from you. This includes creditors who have filed lawsuits against you.
If you have been sued and would like to speak to an attorney to find out if you can qualify to file bankruptcy and have your lawsuit dismissed, please give us a call today.