What can I do about the Seizure of my bank account? 14 Answers as of May 17, 2011

I am being threatened by a creditor to seize my bank account. They do have a judgment against me? What should I do?

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Law Offices of Michael J. Berger
Law Offices of Michael J. Berger | Michael J. Berger
Bankruptcy will stop a levy on your bank account. To see if bankruptcy is right for you, call me.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/17/2011
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Take the money out of the bank! See a lawyer about filing bankruptcy. Most judgements are dischargeable.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/11/2011
Benson Law Firm
Benson Law Firm | David Benson
You can file bankruptcy ASAP if you have a lot of debt and the automatic stay should prevent the seizure of funds.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 4/11/2011
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC
Mercado & Hartung, PLLC | Christopher J. Mercado
If the property in the account is exempt, you fill out an exemption form and have it protected. If not, the only recourse will be to attack the validity of the judgment. If you are in WA, I am happy to speak to you about this. Contact me, we offer free consultations.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/8/2011
Bankruptcy Law Office of Robert Weed
Bankruptcy Law Office of Robert Weed | Robert Weed
Is this a threat over the phone? that usually means they do not have a judgment against you, because if they did they wouldn't threaten you, they'd just do it. You should talk to a lawyer about whether this is a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 4/8/2011
    The Carmichael Firm
    The Carmichael Firm | Booker Carmichael
    A bankruptcy filing will imediately stop the threats. Call my office for help.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 4/8/2011
    Carballo Law Offices
    Carballo Law Offices | Tony E. Carballo
    1. Take the money out quickly; and/or 2. file a bankruptcy case; or 3. work out a settlement.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/8/2011
    Law Offices of Joseph A. Mannis
    Law Offices of Joseph A. Mannis | Todd Mannis
    If they have a judgment against you, they can and probably will obtain a writ of execution which will allow them to levy those funds in your bank account. And, outside of bankruptcy, there isn't a whole lot you can do about it. In other words, it might be time.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/8/2011
    The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
    The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
    Filing bankruptcy is certainly an option you should explore. I suggest consulting with a bankruptcy attorney in your area. In the meantime, I wouldn't leave a lot of money in your account!
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/7/2011
    Law Office of Eric Ridley
    Law Office of Eric Ridley | Eric Ridley
    From the facts you gave here, it's impossible to tell if they have a judgment against you or not. Were you served? Were you sued at all? If you were never served, there should be no judgment yet. If the creditor has no basis for these threats, they may be in violation of the Federal rules governing debt collection. You should talk to an attorney and provide more details of your situation. This will allow the attorney to perform a full analysis.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/8/2011
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn
    Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
    Remove your money from your bank accounts. You may wish to consider filing for bankruptcy protection. If you are looking for a bankruptcy attorney, please contact me for a free consultation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/8/2011
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    You can take your money out of the account. They may attempt to garnish your wages or attach the judgment to your house. If you can't pay the judgment, bankruptcy may be your only option. Try to work out a payment plan.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 4/8/2011
    Law Office of Harry L Styron
    Law Office of Harry L Styron | Harry L Styron
    You should consult a bankruptcy attorney immediately.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/8/2011
    Cohen & Kendziorra, P.A.
    Cohen & Kendziorra, P.A. | Robert S. Cohen
    You need to stop putting any more money into the account or file bankruptcy to stop all collections.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 4/8/2011
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