Media, PA asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Collections for Pennsylvania

Q: Arbitration hearing or Judgement Issue?

In November of 2018 I received a notice from a sheriff’s deputy that a credit card debt that I had not paid was scheduled for arbitration for a date in July 2019. On December 3, 2018 I received a letter from the same law firm indicating that I had not filed a defense or objection in writing and that if I didn’t respond within 10 days a judgment would be entered against me; I thought I had until July 2019.

The notice I received for arbitration had the date and time on it so I just assumed I would appear at the July arbitration. Am I missing something and do I need an attorney?

1 Lawyer Answer
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Norristown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The problem may be your "assumptions." I suggest contacting the Delaware County Bar Association for an attorney referral, and then sit down with him/her and going over everything. Knowledge is power, y'know?

Best of luck to you.

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