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What To Do If A Creditor Sues You for Debt

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:40 -- bregan

When a creditor sues you - Court and Periodic Payment Hearings

Never ignore a lawsuit. Do not ignore mail received from a court. By responding to a lawsuit (you may do this by filing an appearance), you may challenge the amount of the debt the creditor claims you owe, or the amount of attorney’s fees requested by the creditor. If you ignore the lawsuit, you will lose any rights you may have to challenge the debt.

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