Being pro se

Pro Se Defendant’s Response to Debt Buyer Motion for Summary Judgment

DEFENDANT’S RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT COMES NOW the Defendant, <<DEFENDANT>>, and files this Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs Motion for Summary Judgment and Brief in Support thereof pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 9-11-56(e) and shows that the Court should deny Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment. In support […]

Beacham v. Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC (2010) Court of Appeals of Georgia

BEACHAM v. CALVARY PORTFOLIO SERVICES, LLC. 695 S.E.2d 368 (2010) No. A10A0740.Court of Appeals of Georgia.May 11, 2010.Murphy A. Cooper, for Appellant. Reynolds & Robin, Sherwin P. Robin, Savannah, for Appellee. DOYLE, Judge. Andrew Beacham appeals the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Calvary Portfolio Services, LLC (“Calvary”), in a debt collection action filed […]

Served with a debt collection lawsuit for a debt you think is not yours? DONT IGNORE IT!

Let’s say for example, your name is John Smith. Surely, there are an infinite number of people with that name here in the United States and furthermore I bet many of them have a Chase Bank Card.  So, you are served with a Summons for a lawsuit and you take a look at the papers […]

File Answer Magistrate Court Debt Collection Lawsuit in Georgia

Filing an answer to a debt collection lawsuit is one very simple way to avoid a financial catastrophe of a judgment that follow you for years to come. When you are served with a debt collection lawsuit, it is NOT the time to stick your head in the sand because you aren’t sure what to do or […]

The Dangers of pro se in the Georgia Courtroom

Pro se means to represent one’s self in a legal proceeding To do or not to do is a difficult decision for any debt collection lawsuit defendant to make, after all, how do you know what you don’t know? Before we delve into the pro se issue, let’s think about what representation means within the context of any legal […]

Tips to Overcome the Fear and Anxiety of a Junk Debt Lawsuit

You’re out of your element.  Unless you went to law school, the court room seems like a scary place.  They speak a different language and attempting to learn the courtroom procedures from any clerk is hopeless, for the most part.  You’re not alone.  The fear and anxiety your are faced with during a debt collection […]