Cleveland, OH asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Small Claims for Ohio

Q: I'm being sued by a creditor I filed an answer with the court myself now I have a pretrial date coming very soon.

I can't afford an attorney and my legal aid consultation appointment is after the pretrial, that's the only date they had available. What defense can I use to stop them from garnishing my paycheck? I feel as though this company lied to the court in their filing they claim that they have a contract with the original creditor which is a lie. I was being contact by another debt collection company before them I was being harassed by that company and I filed a complaint with the New York and Ohio Attorney General. How can they now have a contract with the original creditor? I feel in retaliation for the complaint that debt collection company sold it to this one who is now suing me. Lack of standing relationship That's the only defense that I have can you help me?

1 Lawyer Answer
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Nobody can help you without reading the pleadings and examining the file. Maybe you can buy 30 minutes of an attorney's time before the pre-trial.

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