So You've Been Sued

Being Sued - What Should You Do?

Being sued can be a terrifying and stressful experience, but you're not alone. In Pennsylvania, tens of thousands of people are sued each year for delinquent debt. Usually, the first indication that you are being sued for debt comes in the form of a legal complaint and summons. The summons informs you that you are being sued and lets you know how to respond, while the complaint provides the basis for which the plaintiff is suing. 

At this point, the lawsuit is in your hands and your fate rests in the decisions that you make. The biggest mistake one can make after being served with papers is to ignore them, set them aside for later and fail to act quickly. 

At Harold Shepley and Associates, LLC, we understand the needs of our clients and we work to prevent judgments from being entered against you. This is why we highly recommend you defend any and all lawsuits you may receive.

  • Don't Panic

  • Act Quickly

  • Contact An Attorney

Common Reasons for Being Sued:

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    Credit Card Debt

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    Personal Loans

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    Auto Repossession

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Don't worry - Harold Shepley & Associates is here to help

Whether the lawsuit is for your credit card, your unsecured loan, a deficiency balance stemming from an automobile repossession or even a personal loan, it is extremely beneficial to have a consumer attorney represent you. Virtually every Complaint filed either with your local Magistrate or the Court of Common Pleas level is legally deficient. Should an individual decide to do nothing after a suit is filed, they lose automatically. This means the creditor has a judgment against that individual with full enforcement rights. You have a much better chance of winning your case and preparing yourself for future success if you hire an attorney. Don’t be one of those who lose their case by choosing not to hire an attorney. We handle cases in all 67 Counties that compose the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

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We handle cases in all 67 Counties that compose the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 


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5 Steps to Dealing With Your Lawsuit

Being sued can be one of the most terrifying and stressful moments a person can experience. With little grasp on the law and no clue what might happen to you in the future, you are sure to feel lost and alone. But don’t worry. Harold Shepley & Associates have created a cohesive step-by-step manual that explains the proper steps that you should take after being sued.

5 Steps to Dealing With Your Lawsuit

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Harrisburg, PA 17110

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We serve clients throughout all of Pennsylvania with Bankruptcy, Debt Negotiation, Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, Divorce, and Estate Planning. Though we have two offices, no travel is necessary.

We service Pennsylvania clients from Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Altoona, Bedford, Blairsville, Connellsville, Cranberry, Ebensburg, Greensburg, Huntingdon, Johnstown, Indiana, Lancaster, Monroeville, New Kensington, State College, Somerset, Uniontown, Washington, Wexford and throughout the state.

This website is intended to provide general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.