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What to Do If You're Sued By Valentine and Kebartas

George Simons | December 12, 2023

Summary: Is Valentine and Kebartas suing you? Not sure what to do next? File a response and beat Valentine and Kebartas in court.

If you are being harassed by a debt collection company such as Valentine and Kebartas, you may be feeling upset, stressed, and anxious about your future. Why? Because Valentine and Kebartas, like so many other debt collection agencies, may use aggressive and inappropriate methods to get you to pay what they think you owe. That's the reason Valentine and Kebartas may call you all day and contact you by email and mail to get you to pay.

Numerous Consumer Complaints Filed Against Valentine and Kebartas

Valentine and Kebartas has developed a dubious reputation for using inappropriate methods to try and collect on debts that consumers allegedly owe. The collections agency is based out of Massachusetts and has been accused of egregious violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

For instance, many consumers say that Valentine and Kebartas collectors have used aggressive communications that are against US law. Some say they have even tried to collect on debts that the person does not owe. If Valentine and Kebartas contacted you, it's important to be well-versed in your rights before you reply.

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If you are the recipient of threatening telephone calls and letters from Valentine and Kebartas, or you are being sued by them, do not despair! You should take bold and aggressive action against them by using the resources that Solo Suit provides.

We have a very simple mission: to assist people who are being bothered by aggressive debt collectors. To help you, our team has put together a lot of helpful information that can help you understand the debt collection process and what you can do about it. Once you have access to this information, you know what is coming and how to deal with the actions of Valentine and Kebartas.

The FDCPA Protects Your Rights Against Harassing Debt Collectors

Valentine and Kebartas may try to take advantage of you by violating the rights that you have under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This act states the rules and limits that apply to debt collection companies like Valentine and Kebartas. Some of the rules include:

  • Valentine and Kebartas cannot call or write to you at work.
  • Valentine and Kebartas may not use rude or vulgar language when it communicates with you by phone or mail.
  • Valentine and Kebartas cannot threaten to sue you.
  • Valentine and Kebartas cannot contact you before 8 am or after 9 pm.

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You Can Defend Yourself If You Are Sued by Valentine and Kebartas

If Valentine and Kebartas file a debt collection lawsuit against you, it's important to respond appropriately and to do so promptly. Do not throw away the notice and assume that the lawsuit will go away. It will be there even if you throw the lawsuit notice in the trash. It just means you raised the white flag and are letting them win. You should not do this and you have other options.

Here are some things to remember as you write an Answer to the lawsuit:

  • Never admit that you owe any debt that they say you owe. Valentine and Kebartas need to prove that you owe the debt. You don't want to do their work for them. Make them prove it!
  • File your Answer with the appropriate clerk of court within 20 or 30 days of receiving the notice; the time limit for your response will be noted on the document.
  • Mail the answer that you have stamped by the clerk of court to Valentine and Kebartas.

Try These Effective Affirmative Defenses in Your Answer

When you draft your answer in response to the debt collection lawsuit filed by Valentine and Kebartas, you will have the chance to address several deficiencies in their argument. Always remember that debt collectors have to show that you owe what they claim you owe. This means Valentine and Kebartas has to show the following before you must legally repay the debt:

  • Valentine and Kebartas has the right to sue you.
  • You are the one who owes the debt.
  • You owe what is stated by Valentine and Kebartas in the complaint filed with the court.

If Valentine and Kebartas fails to meet these guidelines, it means you can win in court and could get the lawsuit dismissed.

Depending on the case circumstances, you could say that Valentine and Kebartas did not file the debt collection action within the statute of limitations for your state. The statute of limitations lays out how much time someone has to file suit against you. Depending on the lawsuit and state, the time limit can be from one to five years.

If the facts show that Valentine and Kebartas sued you and the statute of limitations ran out, you may file a motion to have the legal action dismissed with prejudice.

Also, you may want to think about filing a countersuit. But you need evidence that Valentine and Kebartas violated an aspect of the FDCPA. If you have such evidence, you could be in line for compensatory damages and having your legal fees paid.

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What to Do If You're Sued by Valentine and Kebartas

Here's the bottom line on actions to take if Valentine and Kebartas sues you for debts you allegedly owe:

  • Write down all phone calls that Valentine and Kebartas makes before 8 am and after 9 pm. Also, note if they call you at work or use vulgar language. These actions are illegal and you can sue them back.
  • Be certain to file your legal answer within the timeline that the complaint states.
  • In the answer, think about raising one of the defenses we mentioned above, such as the statute of limitations. Also, demand that Valentine and Kebartas give you proof that you owe what you say you owe.

These are ways that you can Valentine and Kebartas at the debt collection game. You have many options, you just have to know what the rules are and to respond appropriately. Also, remember to consider filing a countersuit if they violate the FDCPA.

What is SoloSuit?

SoloSuit makes it easy to respond to a debt collection lawsuit.

How it works: SoloSuit is a step-by-step web-app that asks you all the necessary questions to complete your answer. Upon completion, you can either print the completed forms and mail in the hard copies to the courts or you can pay SoloSuit to file it for you and to have an attorney review the document.

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