How to Answer a Credit Card Lawsuit: A Step-by-Step Guide

Example affirmative defenses when answering a debt collection lawsuit

Credit card lawsuits are a common occurrence in the world of consumer finance. If you’ve been served with a lawsuit by your credit card company, it’s important to respond promptly and appropriately. If the credit card company hired a debt collection agency the same is still true. Failure to respond can result in a default … Read more

Debt Collection Calls to Third Parties and Employers

Revenge Porn Cease and Desist Legal Notice

Debt collection can be a stressful experience. It is less stressful when you know your rights as a consumer when dealing with debt collectors. In particular, debt collectors are not allowed to call third parties, family members, neighbors, co-workers, or your employer to collect a debt. They can call these third parties for other reasons … Read more

11 Word Phrase to Stop Debt Collectors

"Stop" painted on a wall

Numerous websites claim there is a magic 11 word phrase to stop debt collectors from collecting debts. That is false. The notion of an 11 word phrase to stop debt collectors is pretty much an Internet myth. It was created and perpetuated by individuals and marketing companies to sell advertisements and books. The truth is … Read more

Workers Compensation Medical Debt Collection

Workers Compensation Debt Collection Dispute

Injured workers are generally protected from debt collections of medical debts that occur at work. This is true under Utah law and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In many cases you do not have to be victim to workers compensation medical debt collection practices. What is the Utah Workers Compensation Act? The Utah … Read more

Are Utah County Constables Collecting Debts Illegally?

Utah County Constable

If Utah County constable Michael Erickson, Utah County constable Rob Kolkman, or any other Utah County constable threatens to sell your personal property at a public auction to force you into a payment plan they might be violating your rights. These are valuable cases so don’t let them threaten, harass, or abuse you. Fight back! … Read more

Defending Yourself in Court Against Debt Collectors

Defending yourself in court against debt collectors can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be hard. Follow a few easy steps and you can answer a civil summons for a credit card debt, medical bill, or other similar collection with confidence. How to answer a summons for debt collection The first step … Read more

Ultimate Guide on How to Report Identity Theft

Report Identity Theft

It only takes a few simple steps to report identity theft. Act now to clear up your good name, repair your credit reports, stop additional fraud, and end the devastating financial and emotional harm caused by credit card fraud and other financial crimes. What is identity theft Identity theft is the fraudulent procurement of your … Read more

7 Examples of Affirmative Defenses in Answer to a Debt Collection Lawsuit

Example affirmative defenses when answering a debt collection lawsuit

Drafting an answer to a debt collection lawsuit is a scary proposition for most people—especially those who have not gone through the process before. While some debtors can’t afford an attorney, the reality is that you actually have some very powerful legal rights when it comes to dealing with debt collectors. This article discusses some … Read more

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