Our business was placed in a commercial collection agency for a past due bill which we recognize and we are willing to pay although the collection agency does not want to disclose a detailed breakdown of what they are charging under "collection fees" which are close to $5000 and this account is... Read more »
A default judgment was filed in court in2003 for credit card debt .Writ of execution issued while I was living abroad . First notice I received three months ago when my bank account was put on hold and instantly drained to the last penny never knew before about the judgment until I received a... Read more »
There's no verification necessary after the judgment is entered in most cases. Somebody accepted service on your behalf in 2003, and that's all that's really important. Whoever that person was apparently didn't notify you, but that's not the creditor's issue. The fact is that a judgment is valid...Read more »
2. Generally, after the CC is charged off, the balance is frozen. However, interest may accrue on the charged off balance, depending on your credit card agreement and how your creditor or its outside lawyers interpret the agreement.
I live in the house my mother owned. I don't want to leave, but my only sister doesn't want me to be able to stay here because my mother verbally left it to me in the presence of the remaining brothers. She is indignant about me NOT getting this house! if she cannot have it.
Your sister is required to have a lawyer represent her as the personal representative. You may want to retain your own lawyer. Even if you elect to not retain a lawyer to represent your interests, you should retain one to at least review and/or draft the assignments from your brothers.
My mother moved to FL a month before passing away, before that she lived in PR. My mother had a company in PR which I was told that cannot be inherited. My father took over that and aold everything, even trucks that were left under my aunts name to protect againat him and his other kids. Now he... Read more »
You should re-post your question on the criminal law board. Probate has nothing to do with probation; probate is the legal process of administering the assets and debts of a person who has passed away.
I RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM THE PINELLAS COUNTY COURT STATING THAT GTE FINANCIAL IS REQUESTING THAT THEY TAKE 25% OUT OF MY WEEKLY PAY FOR A CAR LOAN THAT IS OWED ON BUT THE VEHICLE WAS TOTALLED IN DEC. 22 2017 AND THE INSURANCE PAID THEM WHAT THE VEHICLE WAS WORTH AT THE TIME WHAT DO I DO ABOUT THIS... Read more »
There is a judgment against you for the difference between the amount of the loan that you owed at the time the insurer paid, and the amount the insurer paid. The creditor is attempting to garnish your pay to pay the judgment. The first thing that happens is a writ of garnishment is served on your...Read more »
My father is retired, lives in Florida and receives social security benefits. In 2015 At age 64(was on ssid) he was admitted to the ER in New York (state funded hospital) while on vacation for heart related issues. Had no insurance at the times as he had been placed on social security disability... Read more »
Generally, under Florida law, SSI cannot be garnished. However, without knowing why the NY AG sued him and because a state agency is involved, and not a private creditor, the benefits may be able to taken by other means. He should contact his county legal aid office to see if he can get some legal...Read more »
My father passed away in FL 5 years ago and to my knowledge, no will was ever filed and his surviving spouse (not my mother and only 6 years older than me) received all assets. Originally in 2014, she did say that her will listed me and her adult son as beneficiaries, however because of us being... Read more »
This is something about which you should speak to a lawyer, face to face. Expect to pay for a consultation. Have information and/or documents with you - dad's full name, date of death, city/state of death, city/state where he lived at time of death; stepmom's name and address, phone #; etc. If you...Read more »
A criminal traffic judgment was reduced to a civil judgment for court costs back in 2013. The court turned it over to a debt collector. Last activity (letter from the debt collector) was October 2017. I believe the debt collector violated the provisions of the FDCPA and the Florida equivalent.
I don't know what to do. I don't have money to pay for a lawyer to represent me in this matter and it won't be until later this year before I can get my bankruptcy lawyer paid to get my case filed. In the meantime what can I do to stop the civil suit and possible wage garnishment?
We paid for a generator installation, and have receipt for initial deposit initialed by electrician on job in cash. 8 months later, accountant for electrician called to say that they had a bunch of accounts showing open balances, including ours. We paid in cash at time work was completed, and have... Read more »
Can they do what? It could be a simple bookkeeping error on their part, and need your assistance in finding the error. However, as the previous lawyer said, you should have a receipt that you paid in cash. If you don't have a receipt, how would you prove you paid them? Just because you say you paid...Read more »
Husband credit is very poor. (credit cards) I am not listed as a card user on any of his credit cards. Creditors are calling the house daily and if he's not here ask to speak to his spouse. How can I protect myself from his financial obligations?
I haven't recieved any paperwork or been served . I've lived in the same house for 11 years now. They haven't even tried to contact me. How can they get access to bank account when they haven't even told me.
Sounds like your bank was served with a writ of garnishment. If that's the case, you will receive in a few days a copy of the motion for the writ of garnishment, and the writ, and a notice to you about any exemptions to the garnishment that you might have, as well as a form to ask for a hearing....Read more »
Motion For Continuing Garnishment form in the state of Florida. On page 2 of that form, it states, " Plaintiff further moves the court to award the Plaintiff the costs incurred in this Garnishment action in the sum of $___." What cost do I add and/or place in the blank__?
Every county clerk website has a page of fees. I imagine that you will file the motion in person, so the cost to file the garnishment is $85.00. The sheriff will serve the writ in your county for $40.00. *Make sure you get the garnishee correct.* If the garnishee hires an attorney to file an answer...Read more »
Brother Mac died intestate in Miami, FL in Nov 2016. After 16 long months, I have finally been named PR. Mac had no liquid assets, just 25% ownership of a house in Ocala, FL (not his homestead) and a car. My other two brothers and I are the other owners of the Ocala house, and we are also the... Read more »
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