Your Legal Leg Up Guide to Materials


Your Legal Leg Up has a variety of materials for people involved in debt litigation. For most, we suggest starting with membership. We'll talk about memberships and products below.

The Challenge with Legal Help Sites

The hard part about operating a website for people defending themselves is that we cannot give legal advice. That means we cannot apply the law to any specific legal issue you're facing and tell you what to do. There's a lot of gray area. In my opinion, not giving legal advice also means not giving you a form or prewritten document with the suggestion that it directly applies to your situation. Rather, the goal of our membership is to help you develop the judgment to decide how and how much of our documents and materials to use.

There will come a moment in any lawsuit where you are called upon to talk to the judge or other side and to think about something new. We want to make sure you're ready for that and can win those situations. And you can - but only if you're used to doing your own thinking. Preparing you for that is our goal and challenge.

Beyond that, of course, is the fact that lots of different issues come up during a lawsuit, so a "one-size-fits-all" approach is difficult in the law. Hence our membership is also designed to give you an opportunity to discuss those variations.

You Don't Have to Be a Member to Get our Materials

In addition to membership we also have a number of products adapted to specific situations you may encounter - and that you probably will.

Debt law is different from other kinds of law because the forms the debt collectors use are almost always the same, the kinds of debts they're pursuing are basically the same, and the words they write and say are usually close to the same. In other words, unlike most cases, debt cases are not individualized very much. So they are predictable. That means we can offer products that a lot of people will find helpful. They still have to be individualized to your situation, but they start out pretty close.

If you would rather look at products like this than membership, you can go to our products page or click on one of the links below.

Pleading products (how to answer the petition)

Discovery Products (what to ask for and how to make them give it to you)

Motions Products (how to get the court to do something specific you need it to do)

Trial Products (How to get ready for trial)

For More Information

Click here see our Statement of Purpose.

Click here for frequently asked questions (FAQs) and their answers.

Click here for Guidance to our Materials and the debt law process.

Your Legal Leg Up was founded in 2007 by Ken Gibert, who at the time was a lawyer representing numerous people being sued by debt collectors.

Debt collection law is relatively simple

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