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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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Sued by Cavalry SPV I, LLC in Connecticut?

If you have received a Court Summons from Cavalry Portfolio Services or Cavalry SPV I, LLC in Connecticut don't ignore it! Cavalry buys debt for pennies on the dollar then sues for the entire face ...
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Being Sued by Unifund Corporation in Connecticut?

If you have been sued by Unifund Corporation in Connecticut, The Woods Law Firm, LLC can assist you! We have achieved stellar results defending cases brought by Unifund Corporation. Details from one ...
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Make Harassing Telephone Calls Stop!

Receiving incessant telephone calls from debt collectors can wreak havoc with your life. It can be frustrating, embarassing, and upsetting. The Woods Law Firm, LLC can make the calls stop immediately ...
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Voicemails From Debt Collectors May Be An FDCPA Violation

The debt collection business is volume-based. Employees of collection agencies place tens of thousands of telephone calls across America each day in an effort to collect delinquent consumer debt. Not ...
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A Short Sale Can Avoid a Judgment of Foreclosure

If your mortgage is being foreclosed upon, there are many options to avoid a judgment of foreclosure (and its potentially devastating impact on your credit report). The key is to be decisive in how ...
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Connecticut Foreclosure Defense Options

If you find yourself facing foreclosure on your home in Connecticut, there are defenses that can help save your home for a substantial period of time, or help to dismiss the foreclosure entirely. ...
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Using Bankruptcy To Save Your Home in Connecticut

Are you a Connecticut homeowner who has fallen behind on mortgage payments? Have you been served with a foreclosure lawsuit? You are probably losing sleep each night and your mind is probably racing ...
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Harassed by Debt Collectors in New York?

If you have been mistreated by debt collectors in New York State, you may feel as if there is no hope. Debt collector harassment can be intimidating and overwhelming. Help is here. Roderick D. Woods, ...
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I Found Mistakes on my Credit Report -- Now What?

There is no doubt that credit plays an integral role in the lives of American consumers. After all, your credit score may be used to determine what sort of interest rate you receive on a car loan or ...
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