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This is a debt collection matter which is civil. You may want to pursue a violation of the Texas Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

You need to pay the attorney, and get a satisfaction of judgment form in return to file with the court.  For a couple of hundred dollars an attorney can facilitate this process but it is not nece ...Read more

Because a judgment creditor can theoretically levy the coop, the co-op board will not approve you as a buyer due to the judgment.  Moreover, a lender will not likely give you a mortgage.  Yo ...Read more

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Can I Go To Jail For Defaulting On A Payday Loan?

Some payday lenders threaten to call the police if the check bounces, prompting one to ask, “can I go to jail for defaulting on a payday loan?” A payday loan is usually a small loan with a ... Read more

Tax Time Q&A: Can the IRS Seize My Tax Refund to Apply Toward My Student Loan Debt?

Early February is the time of year when Punxatawney Phil sees his shadow, men panic about what to buy their betrothed for Valentine’s Day, and the go-getters get their tax returns done so they c ... Read more

Will a Pending Mortgage Modification Stop a Foreclosure Action?

It happens all the time.  Homes are entered into the foreclosure process and/or sold, while the homeowner and the mortgage company are right in the middle of negotiations towards modifying the lo ... Read more

Taxes, Penalties and Interest, Oh My! What You Can Do Today to Reduce or Eliminate Your Ultimate Tax Liability.

It’s that time of year again and the tax man cometh.  I’m no tax attorney, however, in 22 years of law practice, I’ve seen my fair share of clients with tax issues.  These ... Read more

“There Can’t Be a Judgment Against Me – I Was Never Personally Served, Right?” Wrong!

This month I’ve met with two potential clients, both of whom fell victim to “alternative service”, a process wherein judgments were entered, against them, without their knowledge. &n ... Read more

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