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Lynn Ellen Coleman

Lynn Ellen Coleman

  • Foreclosure Defense, Bankruptcy
  • North Carolina
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A

I offer personal, compassionate assistance with debt and consumer law issues to persons in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina.

Practice Areas
Foreclosure Defense
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Additional Practice Areas
  • Collections Defense
  • Student Loan Law
  • General Civil
  • Free Consultation
    I offer a free online or telephone consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Debit cad only for bankruptcy. Credit card (all major cards) for other areas.
  • Contingent Fees
    For certain consumer law cases only.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I offer flat fees, contingency fees, and hourly fees depending upon the nature of the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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  • English: Spoken, Written
St. Mary's University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Trinity University
B.S. | History, Political Science
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
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National Association of Consumer Advocates
- Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
- Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
- Current
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Legal Answers
177 Questions Answered
Q. Can I sue a company for false advertising by sending me a email saying I won money and as I read it then says I may have
A: You could, but you will not win. You have no damages, because you realized the ad was misleading. You also could not file a lawsuit like this in small claims, you would have to file in District or Superior Court which means hiring an attorney. It would be difficult to get an attorney to handle this on a contingency fee. Lawsuits are always the "nuclear option". Try filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission or the North Carolina Attorney General's office instead.
Q. Is this extortion?
A: There is nothing illegal about this. Citibank (who I believe issues the cardit card) has the right to change the terms of your card at any time by notification. Any bank can close your card if you do not use it after a certain amount of time, as well. Accepting the reduced credit limit will hurt your credit score less than having it closed altogether.
Q. Foreclosed house, auction set, bank says I can sell before auction. Can the bank force separated wife to sign contract?
A: Unfortunately, no Bank can force your ex to sign the necessary paperwork for the sale. The time for getting a Judge to do that has passed, and whether or not that was possible depends upon the equitable distribution/separation agreement that you and your ex had in place. I assume that's what you spent $14k in attorneys fees on. Hopefully there will be a lot of bids on the house and you will come out with some net proceeds from the sale.
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Contact & Map
402 East Mountain St
Telephone: (336) 993-5955
Fax: (336) 793-9102
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By Appointment Only, No Drop In Hours