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Court Appearance Default

Court Appearance Default Did you attend a court appearance and the other side wasn’t there?  Did you miss a court date and want to know what your options are?  Vaughn and Weber can help you decide what to do next. People miss appointments.  It’s a fact of life.  Accidents, illnesses, family emergencies, or any number […]


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Understanding an Inquest

Understanding an Inquest An inquest is a hearing in which a court evaluates a party’s claims for damages when another party “defaults”. Defaults occur in some areas of law more than others. They can be very common in landlord-tenant and and consumer debt cases. When someone fails to attend a court date, and cannot give […]


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Q & A: How Can I Use My Ch. 7 Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure?

Bank won’t modify my mortgage, how can I use the chapter 7 bankruptcy I just filed to avoid foreclosure? The following are “some” of the things you can do to avoid foreclosure if you just filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy: “Maybe” filing a “chapter 20” bankruptcy, which is a chapter 7 followed by a chapter 13, will help you. […]


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Foreclosure Summons and Complaint

I was just served with a foreclosure summons and complaint, what should I do? You should respond! The summons tells you that a foreclosure action has been filed and that you have twenty (20) or thirty (30) days to respond.  The complaint tells you why the foreclosure action was brought. There are several different ways […]


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Fighting Foreclosure After a Default Judgment.

Your lender brought a mortgage foreclosure action and obtained a default judgment against you. So, it’s game over and you are bound to lose your home to foreclosure, right? Not necessarily! The scenario usually goes something like this: Your mortgage lender brought a foreclosure action against you and allegedly had you served with a summons […]


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