“Can my spouse argue my debt collection lawsuit for me in Alabama?”
When you’re facing a collection lawsuit, you generally have 5 options that you can choose from.
One of those choices is to handle the lawsuit on your own.
Among other thoughts, you may wonder when it comes time for trial, “I’m not comfortable arguing my case, but my spouse is able to handle it. Could they go to trial for me instead?”
No, your spouse cannot argue your collection lawsuit for you.
Unless your spouse is a lawyer, they can’t represent you.
The only person who can represent you, aside from yourself, is a lawyer.
Your spouse can’t argue with the judge or the collection attorney in your lawsuit.
They can go to the court house with you, and maybe even go into the court room with you, but they can’t argue your case or answer questions in your case during the trial.
When you represent yourself, you stand alone in the courtroom. Now, this is still a good option for a lot of folks. You save money (no lawyer fee), you are in control, but it also means you are fully responsible for what happens.
If you’re representing yourself in a collection lawsuit, you need to be prepared for trial.
If you have chosen this route, let us know!
We have some resources that we would love to share with you that will help you handle your case on your own. We can walk you through what typically happens in court, send you some materials that talk about mistakes to avoid when testifying, etc. We think these will help you as they have helped many Alabama consumers over the years.
If you’re unsure which option would be best for you, feel free to call us.
We will gladly walk you through your 5 options (bankruptcy, fight lawsuit on your own, settle on your own, hire a lawyer to fight or hire a lawyer to settle) and help you decide the best choice for your situation.
You can reach us by phone at 1-205-879-2447, or you can fill out a contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
I look forward to chatting with you!
Have a great day.