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Frozen Bank Accounts

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Have Your Accounts Been Frozen in NYC?

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What a frightening experience to be locked out of your own bank account, preventing you from accessing your own hard-earned money. Yet hit happens routinely.

Why Do Banks Freeze Accounts?

A freeze occurs when a creditor has sued and obtained a judgment against you or a joint account holder if you have a joint bank account. A creditor cannot freeze your bank account without this judgment. It is done to put pressure on you to make payments.

If your bank account has been frozen, you need to find out if it was done legally and all actions were carried out to protect your rights. For example, if you received no notice of the lawsuit and the first you knew it was happening was when you were denied access to your funds, you likely have a strong case for legal action. If it was properly done, some of your funds may yet be exempt. You need to get professional and experienced legal representation to effectively handle this and any other threatening creditors that you may be dealing with.

Attorney Abel L. Pierre from Law Office of Abel L. Pierre, Attorney at Law, P.C. has spent a decade defending people who have been victimized by deceitful and dishonest practices. We have proven results and are looked upon by our clients as trusted and reliable. Don’t let these people continue to make your life miserable. Take action and find out what you can do; you do have options.

Get Your Frozen Bank Accounts Released

The faster you act with seasoned legal representation the better. If you wait too long, the funds may be taken and even if this action is not correct, it will take a lot more energy and work to reverse it. Our firm understands how you may feel defeated and drained. That’s understandable but not effective. We have gone to bat for many and produced stellar results. You have to call us first.

Commonly Asked Questions

How long can a bank account be frozen?

If your account is frozen it goes into a holding period that can last about two to three weeks.

How do I unfreeze my bank account?

You can unfreeze your bank account by erasing the judgment against you. This is called “vacating” the judgment. Once the judgment is vacated, your account will be released. A creditor or debt collector has no right to freeze your account without a judgment.

Can a bank refuse to let me withdraw money?

If your bank freezes your account you may not be able to withdraw money, write checks, make transfers, or fund your billing.

Cases of identity theft are increasing every day, and in the age of the internet it has become harder to identify perpetrators. The consequences of identity theft are far reaching, and recovering lost money and other damages is often difficult.

Can You Freeze Your Bank Account?

You are able to freeze your own bank account by putting a hold on it. But why would you want to put a hold on your own account? Typically it’s done if you believe you fell victim to identity theft or your account information has been stolen. A hold will prevent the thieves from making fraudulent purchases from your account.

Our attorneys in New York have dealt with unfreezing bank accounts and have years of experience to help back up your case. Don’t let creditors stop you from accessing your funds, contact our debt collection defense lawyer today!

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