Memphis, TN asked in Products Liability and Collections for Tennessee

Q: ticket and also the truck was in my brother's name but now they're saying that they got a judgement against my father

my brother and father have the same last names except for the middle name and my dad has money and they're saying that they have a $14,000 judgment against my father but you're not on the truck did not get the ticket can you please tell us what to do

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Set up a consult with a Tennessee attorney before this develops further. It isn't something on which someone could advise based on these facts alone, and your post remains open for a month. A lot must have already happened for the matter to reach the judgment stage - maybe mail going to the wrong place or something like that. As far as the names go, first names may be more crucial than the last names, which you mention are common between your brother and your father. Whether its a clerical mix-up like you suggest with the names, something the chain of title that was picked up in department of motor vehicle records, or other issue, an experienced attorney should be able to help you determine what happened. After you figure out what caused the mix-up, you may need that attorney to deal with the judgment itself, whoever's name its in. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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