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A Loan Modification Can Stop Foreclosure

The terms of your mortgage are not written in stone. You and your creditor can agree to alter them. While this is entirely at the discretion of your lender, internal loan modification has proven a ...
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Defenses to Lawsuits Brought by Original Creditors

If you are being sued by a credit card company such as Citibank, Bank of America, or American Express, we can help you. Our firm has the ability to fight for your rights throughout the duration of ...
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How to Avoid Short Sale Scams

If you are considering a short sale as a way to avoid foreclosure or bankruptcy, you may be wondering how to find an experienced foreclosure defense attorney. Short sales can be extremely beneficial ...
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Harassed by a Debt Collector?

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), consumers are entitled to protections against harassment and other forms of unfair treatment from creditors. Individuals who owe debts to ...
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Get Out of Debt Now!

If you have been struggling to keep up with your payments on loans, credit cards, housing payments, automobile payments, and cannot seem to get any relief or help from your creditors, you may need to ...
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FDCPA Violations Are More Common Than You Would Think

When confronted with a constant barrage of telephone calls and letters from debt collectors, sometimes it is difficult to determine whether and in what fashion a debt collector's conduct violates ...
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Certain Debt Collector Threats Are Illegal Under The FDCPA

Let's face it: many bad debt collection companies will say or do anything to get a debtor to pay a bill. Sometimes, these antics cross the line and some threats made by debt collectors violate the ...
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Telephone Calls At Work Can Violate The FDCPA

If a debt collector telephones a debtor at his or her place of employment, this act may violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Such a violation is signficant. Some debtors may not be ...
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Restoring Credit After Bankruptcy Is Important

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy offers a fresh start, a way to begin your financial life anew. Although someone just wrapping up a bankruptcy may be averse to seeking new credit and potentially taking on new ...
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The Offer-in-Compromise Process

Do you owe past-due taxes to the IRS? An IRS offer in compromise (OIC) can be a good tax relief option. This program can allow you to settle your tax liability for less than the original amount you ...
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Fighting Default Judgments in Connecticut

Many times a client will not learn of a default Judgment until after wages have been garnished or a bank account emptied. There actually may be a variety of reasons why a default Judgment has entered ...
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Silent but Deadly: Default Judgments for Credit Lawsuits

Creditor lawsuits are not a new development; they have existed for many years. However, creditors have recently begun utilizing them in order to achieve a result that is more irking than any harassing ...
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Repairing Credit Is More Important Than Ever!

Repairing damaged credit and improving your credit score is more important than ever. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") mandates that credit reporting agencies such as Experian, ...
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Have You Been Contacted by Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC in Connecticut?

The Woods Law Firm, LLC has extensive experience representing defendants sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, as well as in suing Portfolio under the FDCPA. If you have receive a Summons from ...
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What is the Statute of Limitations for Consumer Debt in Connecticut?

If you have been served with a Summons and Complaint for a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Connecticut or a Small Claims Writ for Small Claims Court, it is important to be aware of the statute of ...
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Don't Face Bankruptcy Alone

Do you feel that you are struggling to stay afloat in a sea of debt? If you are drowning in loans and bills and barely making ends meet, you may be feeling stressed; however, it is important that you ...
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Taking on Debt Buyers

Interesting article from The Washington Post regarding how debt buyers navigate through the court system. ...
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Am I Eligible for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

If you have been struggling to keep up with your payments on loans, credit cards, housing payments, automobile payments, and cannot seem to get any relief or help from your creditors, you may need to ...
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Debt Collectors Must Sue You Where You Reside

Many debt collection activities culminate in the court system. In instances of consumer debt, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) limits where a consumer can be sued. Under 15 U. S. C. ...
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Common Credit Report Errors

Many credit reports contain errors. Before we can attempt to fix them, we must identify them. Some of the common mistakes that are made by credit reporting agencies are: Reporting information related ...
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Debt Collectors Cannot Call You At Inconvenient Times

Congress enacted the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in the 1970's to regulate collection activity and curtail collection abuse. One common area that collection abuse occurs is via ...
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Received a Court Summons from Midland Funding, LLC in Connecticut?

If you have been sued by Midland Funding, LLC in Connecticut, The Woods Law Firm, LLC can assist you! We have achieved stellar results defending cases brought by Midland Funding, LLC. Details from one ...
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Defenses to Debt Buyer Lawsuits

If you are being sued by a debt buyer such as Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC or Midland Funding, LLC, our firm has the ability to fight for your rights throughout the duration of your case. We ...
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Filing For Bankruptcy FAQ

Can I keep my property if I file for bankruptcy? Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables you to keep all of your property. What happens is, a plan for the repayment of your debts is devised which ...
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How Late is Too Late to File An FDCPA Case?

If you are being harassed by a debt collector in Connecticut, don't wait to assert your rights. Under 15 U.S.C. § 1692, a party aggrieved by a debt collector's violations of the FDCPA has ...
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