Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Missouri

I am being sued by American Express for charges that were made without permission by a relative who says I signed documents for credit and gave my SSN. I believe he stole these documents and is quilty of fraud. I have filed a police report. While I signed some documents for him to start a business I do not remember signing for him to have an American Express card. If I lose this case it appears I will need to file bankruptcy. Can I request they put a lean on my house instead. The amount the suite is for is $50,000.

Asked on 4/07/10, 5:36 pm

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Michael R. Nack Michael R. Nack, Attorney at Law
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Why don't you hire an attorney to defend the lawsuit? It will be far less expensive than filing Bankruptcy.

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Answered on 4/12/10, 8:48 pm
Sean Santoro Santoro Law Office
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If the charges are fraudulent, and you did not make them or profit by them, you may have a valid defense to this suit. I would suggest you hire an attorney ASAP to file an answer to this suit. Also, an attorney can file a claim for contribution from your relative if you are found to be liable. Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss this further.

Sean Santoro/Licensed in KS and MO

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Answered on 4/13/10, 7:12 am

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