Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What Do I Do If I Have Been Sued Over Debt In Georgia?

If you have been sued over a past-due debt, you may feel overwhelmed. Fighting a legal battle against a debt collector can be time consuming and difficult, or simply impossible to win.  The good news is there are legal steps you can take that can stop the lawsuit. At King & King bankruptcy attorneys, we help people who are facing lawsuits and other creditor actions. Our attorneys are focused on making your debt relief goals a reality.

Does Bankruptcy Stop Lawsuits?

Bankruptcy can stop the lawsuit. Whatever stage the lawsuit is in — if you have just been served with papers, if it is already in court, if you have only been threatened with a lawsuit — bankruptcy creates what is known as an "automatic stay," a legal action that stops lawsuits and other creditor actions.

The automatic stay is very powerful and will put an immediate stop to:

Bank account levies
Creditor calls

If you have been sued for a debt, our bankruptcy lawyers are here to help you explore your debt relief options. We handle Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies for clients in Georgia. We understand the anxiety that comes with having a lawsuit brought against you. We will put our skill and experience to work for you to help you put an end to the lawsuit and achieve your debt relief goals. Call King & King at 404-524-6400 or visit us at for a free consultation.