Skillfully Defending You Against Creditor Lawsuits
If you let your debts pile up long enough, one or more of your creditors may sue you to try to get their money, especially if you have income or assets they can take. This is a serious threat, and you need a skilled lawyer to help protect your interests.
At Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., in Maplewood, New Jersey, we have decades of experience in stopping creditor lawsuits, by defending our clients, filing for bankruptcy and through negotiation. We will defend you against this threat and prevent your property and assets from being seized by creditors. Our attorneys are familiar with state and federal bankruptcy laws and will find the best solution.
Protecting You From Creditors
Creditors have a right to file a lawsuit against you if you have not paid your debts. Whether you are overwhelmed with debt, such as credit card debt or medical debt, we can help.
Submitting a bankruptcy petition to the courts puts an automatic stay in place, which prevents creditors from moving forward with lawsuits, whether they have been filed or they are threatening to file. This is the easiest and fastest way to protect yourself from a creditor lawsuit, especially if you are in financial trouble. The creditor may choose to file a complaint with the bankruptcy trustee, but we can defend you against those as well.
If the creditor has already filed a lawsuit against you and received a judgment, it can claim its money in a variety of ways, including:
All of these actions can also be stopped by filing bankruptcy.
We sit down with you to learn about your situation and discuss your options. We understand that bankruptcy is a big step, and you may have concerns. If you are so deeply in debt that your creditors are suing you, it may be the best way to get them off your back and remove the burden of debt from your shoulders.
Do Not Need Fight This Alone; We Can Help
Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., in Maplewood, New Jersey, is an experienced law firm that will do its best to stop creditor lawsuits. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. You can reach us by filling out our online form or by calling our office at 973-313-1200. We represent clients in Essex County and throughout New Jersey.