Debt Litigation Defense Articles

Here is a Directory of Debt Litigation Defense Articles. Perhaps most will be for members only, but others will be available to everyone. Member-only articles will be noted with an “*”. Also note please that some overlap in categories is inevitable – take a look at the directory if you can’t find what you want. Also, for blog articles, you could try a site search, and most of the blog articles are publicly available.

Miscellaneous

*Affidavits – What they are and How to Make One

Assessing Risk and Value in Debt Suits – What’s Your Case worth to THEM?

*Giving Notice of Actions involving court

*Giving Notice (part 2)

Is it Hard to Defend Yourself from Debt Collectors? and Do YLLU Materials Work against Original Creditors?

An Approach to Negotiations with the Other Side

Is there a Silver Bullet in Debt Defense?

Pre-Litigation

 

Some Things you Should Know before Settling

*The Easiest Way to Do Legal Research

 

Considering Bankruptcy (Report)

Pleadings

Defending Yourself Pro Se

Defending Yourself from the Debt Collectors

What to Do if Sued for Debt

The Importance of Counterclaims

Debt Collectors often Use False Affidavits

 

Discovery

 

General Introduction to Discovery

Importance of Early Discovery

General Concepts in Discovery

Conducting Discovery in Debt Litigation Cases

*Conducting Discovery in Debt Defense, Pt. 1 – (“Strike first and fast”)

*Conducting Discovery in Debt Defense Pt. 2

*Conducting Discovery in Debt Defense Pt. 3

Making them Answer Discovery (on Motions to Compel)

*Rule Mandated Discovery (“Mandatory Disclosures”)

Depositions in Debt Litigation (both taking and receiving – a big series of videos, including sample questions to ask)

*Good Faith Letters before Motions to Compel

 

 

Alternative Dispute Dispute Resolution

*Arbitration and Mediation – How they work, what they do

Mediation in Pro Se Debt Cases – Don’t Lose your Shirt

 

 

 

Trials

*What to Expect Your First Time in Court (Your first day is probably not a trial, but some sort of pretrial or scheduling hearing – but you need to make sure)

 

*Trial Video Home Page

Debt Defense Trial Issues (a collection of trial and evidence-oriented resources)

 

 

Evidence

 

When is Evidence “Evidence”

*You Must Object (to Bad Evidence, to Keep it out)

*The Rule Against Hearsay – As Close to a Silver Bullet as you’re Likely to Get

*Understanding the Business Records Exception (to the Rule against Hearsay)

 

Post Trial Matters

Garnishment and Other Forms of Collection (Report)

 

 

Motions

 

*How to Argue Motions in Court

On Motions to Compel

 

State-Specific Materials

 

 

Products

 

 

Membership Information