Our Firm Arranges for Contempt of Court Sanctions From Major Mortgage Servicer Be Paid to Lone Star Legal Aid to Help Indigent Texans

J Thomas Black
Board Certified, Consumer Bankruptcy Law- Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Posted on Aug 19, 2013

Our law firm recently filed a "Motion for Contempt of Court" against a mortgage servicer (really a bank) for failing to pay us certain fees that had been ordered to be paid by the Bankruptcy Court, because the bank had not followed court rules. The bank agreed that they were in contempt, and agreed to pay our fees plus pay us additional fees for bringing the Motion for Contempt.

As an additional sanction, we had them agree to pay $2,000 to Lone Star Legal Aid, which provides legal services to indigent Texans. Lone Star is the fourth largest free legal aid provider in the United States. Their headquarters is in Houston, but they also have 12 branch offices in Texas.

Lone Star Legal Aid's offices are scattered throughout east, west and southwest Texas, as well as a small portion of Arkansas. In order to receive assistance through LSLA, you must go through an application process through the office that serves your county of residence.

If you need legal help and think you qualify for services from them, or for more information, visit their website at http://www.lonestarlegal.org.

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