Continuing our series of articles on hiring an FDCPA lawyer to sue an abusive debt collector — what happens when the lawsuit is actually filed?
The lawsuit is filed. This means it has officially begun.
This collector that was abusing you will now be served with the lawsuit and have to answer for what it did to you.
We will send you a copy of the lawsuit so you can read it and have something tangible. Proof that you are taking action against this abusive collector.
You will notice in the lawsuit that we lay out some of the facts of what happened. We don’t have to, and normally don’t, put all of the facts but we put enough so that the judge can see what has happened leading up to the lawsuit.
We also put in the legal claims — in other words what laws were violated by the abusive debt collector.
Finally, we ask for money damages from the jury.
The next step is the Defendant collector will be served with the lawsuit. Normally this happens about three or four weeks after the filing of the lawsuit, although it can be sooner. Let’s talk about this in the next chapter.