Memphis, TN asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Tennessee

Q: I was served papers by a debt collector to appear in court. Do I need a lawyer and why?

I gave a credit card company the run around when it was time for payments due to the fact that I was currently going from job to job and wasn’t in any position to pay. My account was sold to a debt collector. Now I have papers to appear in court.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: A decent lawyer should examine the Statute of Limitations, any Defenses, Compromises or at least work out a Slow Pay Order. If nothing else he should inform you of Exemptions. Garnishments will follow the Judgment now and in the future.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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