So the situation is I have a credit card that I got behind on and was being bombarded with 2-3 calls a day on average totaling way more than the reasonable amount allowed. Everytime I would try and awnser to request they stop I would get dead air then disconnected leading me to believe they are... View More
You may consider reaching out to an attorney who focuses on consumer rights or consumer protection law to handle this matter. They can assist in assessing whether the collection practices violate the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act or the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and help you...View More
They’re taking 25% with me only working 43 hours due to hours being cut, and I have bills that I cannot afford now. But I also do not know how I owe that much when I took out student loans through fasfa & parent plus loan to cover my expenses. How do I go about getting to lower it or take it... View More
I suggest you request that the creditor stop the garnishment and allow you to sign up for a payment plan that you can afford. (They almost certainly won't agree to this, but it's worth the request). When they reject that idea, you may consider filing a motion for installment payments. If...View More
It depends on your home value. If the home is worth 200,000 the combination of the State Exemption $69,200 and the liquidation cost of $20,000 would reduce the required payoff to around $10,000. If the house is worth more, the amount you would have to pay in would be less because the liquidation...View More
So what we have discovered is his ex-wife (divorced in 2018) took out a loan of $30,000 in his name and got him to sign the papers. She just told him to sign the papers. He didn't check what he was signing (I've told him how stupid he is) and she co-signed the loan. However, she... View More
The best way to address this is to file a Motion for Installment Payments. Research it and you will be able to find the form to fill out. The Motion costs $20. Fill out the form completely and file it with the court, along with the fee. The court will schedule a hearing and you can at least talk...View More
It depends what you mean by "death notice" in a paper. If you mean an obituary, that is not enough. On the other hand, if by "death notice was posted in the paper" you mean a notice to creditors was published in the newspaper by a personal representative under MCL 700.3801 or a...View More
On March 1 2022 Judge Finch dismissed this claim. for the past 5 months this ruling is under legal review by PUA while their collections department is now threatening wage garnishment. I have tried without success to get this matter resolved. Collections refuses to stop harassing me. Shouldn't... View More
When he took out the loan we were told they didn’t process it right an d we had to get the title. This loan person was not nice told us we had to car DMV in Ohio to get it. I refused it was 4 months of driving without plates. She finally got the title and gave it to him we transfered it and now... View More
I am being sued for a loan that I signed for but never received funds. The original creditor had supposedly given the funds to a doctors office for a surgery I had scheduled. The doctors office claims they didn’t receive it. I tried to get this resolved without success. Now 3 years later I am... View More
My former apartment claimed that we did not give notice before moving out, and forwarded a $1700 debt to a collections agency, though we did give notice. Aside from the fact that we did give notice (we got the form from the management office), it says NOTHING about a charge for not giving notice in... View More
I suggest you first send a certified letter, both to the apartment and to the debt collector. The letter should clearly deny the alleged debt and explain in detail why you don't owe the debt. Importantly, the letter should also request how they calculated the $1,700 and what clause in the...View More
I assume a debt collector has called you or sent you a dunning letter. If you received a letter, I suggest you dispute that letter in writing. Send a dispute letter by certified mail to the debt collector with as much detail as possible.
Keep in mind the time period before unpaid medical...View More
I am a collector of police memorabilia I collect badges license plates patches anything that has to do with police there are a lot of collectors out there and that's what we pretty much do and then we sell or we trade etc
Assuming it's small court...no attorneys are allowed. You'll have a hearing - maybe with a judge / probably a magistrate or referee, depending on how that particular court is structured. From there, it will look a lot like what you may see on those judge TV shows (without the drama and...View More
we had agreed to pay 50% on copays for our son's health care costs. My ex-husband is the insurance carrier. Our son is now 18 and in college. He recently got some dental work done and because the dentist office always had sent the bills in my name, they sent the bill to me. I am now re-married... View More
The dentist office will continue to seek collection from you. I would let the dentist office know that your son is over 18 and that you are no longer responsible for any bills in the future, and that they should collect whatever co-pays or anything from your son directly.
I don't know what it is for and they are about to take money from me for I don't know what. It is from VA and I haven't lived there for six years. It looks like it is about an apartment complex in Hopewell VA but I never had an apartment in Hopewell. What am I supposed to do since I... View More
On the paperwork received, there should be a case number and court identified. Contact that court to find out what's going on. If they are garnishing, that means they already have a judgment against you (a court order that you owe them money) - it's likely a default judgment (entered...View More
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