We offer affordable, flat fee rates (with payment plans) that help Texas consumers defend lawsuits filed by Bank of America. We offer a range of services to help aid in your goals.

Why did Bank of America file a lawsuit against me?

Bank of America sues against consumers that defaulted on credit card obligation.  They are counting on the fact that you will not respond or show up to court. If you do not then they may take a default judgment against you. In Texas, a judgment can be aggressively collected for ten (10) years and even longer if they keep renewing the judgment. This gives Bank of America a long time in which to come after you. Many consumers think that a judgment is just a worthless piece of paper and if they do not want or can’t pay then there is nothing the judgment creditor can do in Texas. They are wrong. Judgment creditors can garnish bank accounts taking all the hard earned money. They can file a motion for receivership which allows them to remove money at any time from the bank account. They can stop the sale or purchase of a home or auto. They can try to sell any unprotected assets you may have in Texas. In short, whether a consumer has the funds to settle or not, it can get more costly the longer the issue is avoided.

Who and where is Bank of America?

Bank of America is a credit card issuer that sues consumers to collect on defaulted balances.

Their last known information is:

Bank of America

PO Box 982234
El Paso, TX 79998-2234

Options when being sued by Bank of America

If you have been sued then you need to answer the lawsuit. Participants in the system often have a better outcome than those that do nothing. Some of the options that you have are to:

    • Attempt to Negotiate a settlement with Bank of America before the answer is due. Many consumers recognize they may owe a debt and choose to attempt to settle the debt before an answer is due to the court. Bank of America is often receptive to a quick settlement rather than spending more time and money in a lawsuit. Even if they can provide some of the documentation to the court, there is always a chance they could lose.
    • Answer the Lawsuit filed by Bank of America. Even if a consumer thinks they owe a debt it is still up to Bank of America to prove that they own the debt, have the right to file suit, and have enough documentation to prove a debt is owed. They may not be able to successfully produce all required documentation when challenged.
    • Do nothing. Many people decide to do nothing for lack of funds or fear of what can happen. Bank of America may take a judgment against them and then ultimately have their bank accounts frozen (bank garnishment). Judgments in Texas are good for 10 years initially and they carry a minimum interest of 5%. The amount of an unresolved judgment can significantly increase over time.
    • Seek bankruptcy protection. Our law firm does help clients file bankruptcy. If you are interested in seeing if bankruptcy is right for you visit our site Dallas Bankruptcy Attorney

The best time to take care of a lawsuit is NOW. It can potentially get more costly and worse.

Our Costs

$3,000 or less

$750
  • Payment plan of 2 months allowed
  • Settle the Lawsuit before Answer is Due

$3,001 to 10,000

$950
  • Payment plan of 3 months allowed
  • Settle the Lawsuit before Answer is Due

$10,001 to $25,000

1250
  • Payment plan of 8 months allowed
  • Settle the Lawsuit before Answer is Due

$25,001 or more

2500+
  • Payment plan of 8 months allowed
  • Settle the Lawsuit before Answer is Due

*In the State of Texas, cases filed in Justice of Peace courts the judge must approve the sending of discovery.

What happens if I do not answer the lawsuit?

Many choose not to answer a Bank of America lawsuit. In that case, a defendant (you) can expect to:

  • Possibly lose the court case.
  • Receive a default judgment In Texas judgments automatically are good for 10 years. They can renew the judgment and it can stay in public records for a long time. A judgment can prevent you from purchasing homes and cars and an employer may deny employment. Judgments do keep increasing in value. They carry a state minimum interest rate that judgment creditors often calculate.
  • Garnish bank accounts A judgment creditor may be able to garnish your bank account and take the money you do keep in it. Many are forced into closing their bank accounts and converting all payments to cash.
  • Possibly be denied loans and employment A judgment can prevent you from purchasing homes and cars and an employer may deny employment.
John Helstowski
John HelstowskiManaging Attorney
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