Without my knowledge, my name was forged on a very large promissory note six years ago. I was served, but had no knowledge of this debt and inadvertently asked advice from same person who forged my name, who told me everything was taken care of and I didn't have to appear. Therefore a default judgment was ruled against me. I didn't even realize this until a year ago when I found the forged documents and found out a lien was placed on my house. Do I have any recourse except bankruptcy?
Yes, you have various options. You should retain an attorney to move to vacate the judgment. If this is a large amount, this is not the time to try to do this yourself. You may also have damage claims against this person for any number of issues. It really depends on what you want to do and how much you want to avoid bankruptcy.
Contact local attorneys and discuss options. At the very least, retain an attorney by the hour to advise you on this if you want to try to file this yourself.
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Your primary recourse is going to be to sue the person who forged your name, get the money from them, and pay off the debt.
Robert Salter is an attorney licensed in the state and federal courts of Colorado. This answer is for general information only and does not create an attorney client relationship between Robert Salter or Harkess & Salter LLC and any person. You should schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your legal issues.
You need to sit down with an excellent business attorney like Mr. Murillo to set aside the default judgment and also to pursue an action against the forger.
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