1. How do bank account garnishments work in Texas?

    If you have a judgment against you, one of the things the judgment creditor can do to collect their money is garnish your bank accounts.  This article will give you basic information from our Houston debt resolution attorneys about how bank account garnishments work in Texas and about what you can …Read More

  2. How long can a judgment stay on my credit report?

    A judgment can remain on your credit report as long as it is "valid" or "active."  In Texas, judgments are valid ("active") for at least 10 years and they can be renewed for another 10 years after that, and then another 10 year after that, and so on, indefinitely. So, legally, the judgment could re…Read More

  3. When is my Answer due?

    You’ve been served with a lawsuit.  The cover sheet (the “citation”) says that you need to file your answer and gives you some kind of deadline to do it. But the deadline it gives you is not an actual date.  It’s a number of days after you “were served with the petition and citation.”…Read More

  4. What happens if I don’t file my Answer on time?

    You got served with a lawsuit a while back, and you haven’t filed an answer yet. Or maybe you never even knew about the lawsuit and first found out about it after your answer was already late. Either way, you’re wondering:  “What happens if I don’t (or if I didn’t) file my answer on time?…Read More

  5. What Can A Creditor Do With A Judgment?

    If you have a judgment against you, you probably have some questions: What can the creditor do to collect on the judgment? How will a judgment affect my credit? What can I do to resolve the judgment? This article explains the basics of judgment collection in Texas.  It is not comprehensive.  It is…Read More