Does the FDCPA and the Texas Fair Debt Collection Practices Act apply to attorneys who are trying to collect a judgment in TX?

Can i sue them for harassment? How do i get them to stop harassing or contacing me at work or at inconvenient times? They have won the judgment i told them i cant ay right now can i stop them or sue them for harassment? Cant i press charges here in Texas?

Plano, TX -

Attorney Answers (3)

Patrick Begley

Patrick Begley

Bankruptcy Attorney - Dallas, TX
Answered

The Texas Fair Debt Collection Practices Act does apply to attorneys who are functioning as debt collectors. Here are some helpful links that outline permissible and impermissible behavior.

https://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/debt_colle...
http://www.occc.state.tx.us/pages/consumer/educ...

Best of luck!

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Sidney Joseph Diamond

Sidney Joseph Diamond

Bankruptcy Attorney - El Paso, TX
Answered

Both the Texas and the Federal Fair Debt Collection Acts include attorney's. In short they must do the samething as any debt collector must do..

Jeffrey B. Lampert

Jeffrey B. Lampert

Bankruptcy Attorney - West Palm Beach, FL
Answered

I can't speak for the Texas FDCPA, but the federal FDCPA does apply to attorneys.

Remember, these acts apply only to those seeking to collect on consumer debts.

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