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Story of Justice: Cindy*

Our elderly client, Cindy, recently received proceeds from a reverse mortgage. Meanwhile, a 15 year old judgment surfaced causing $21,000 to be frozen pending garnishment in Cindy’s bank account. The bank garnishment threatened Cindy’s ability to pay her living and medical expenses. CCLA attorney, Berbeth Foster, successfully argued that exempt Social Security Disability Income of $14,000 had accumulated in Cindy’s account. Foster also worked out an agreement with opposing counsel to release the $14,000 immediately back to Cindy. This made an incredible difference to Cindy, allowing her to continue to support herself and remain in her home.

*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients.