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.