Arkansas Collections Questions & Answers

Q: We need help understanding Arkansas Code 26-36-301 as it applies to our specific situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Collections for Arkansas on
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Chad Silver's answer
If there was judgment on the balance owed against you it would be very difficult and costly to dispute. The smartest way to handle that would be good tax planning to ensure you have no refund coming back at the end of the year for the creditor to intercept. If you can ensure the tax withholding from your pay-stubs are proper along with estimated tax payments, it is likely no money can be intercepted.

Q: What can you do if you can't pay your fines

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Arkansas on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
W. Whitfield Hyman's answer
If you hire an attorney they may be able to lift the warrant for you.

I recommend Shane Ethridge in that area.

Q: can an insurance co trying to collect for what they paid in uninsured motorist policy suspend DL of person responsible

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Collections for Arkansas on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
In most states the answer is yes. Assuming you were responsible, you want to consider looking at the damage evaluation and figuring out a payment plan. Or you can consult a bankruptcy attorney but the interesting point is I've heard of cases where the debt is erased but because of the way the law and regulations are written the person still has the suspension! (I have not heard of such cases in Arkansas, but chances are an Arkansas lawyer has). Look for an attorney for the county that would...

Q: If a judgement has been placed against someone and the person does not work what happens?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Collections for Arkansas on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
If you don’t work and don’t have any income, it is very difficult for them to take anything from you.

Q: Someone wrote a book about my life and crime. It's even titled after me. I didn't consent.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Collections, Constitutional Law and Public Benefits for Arkansas on
Answered on May 28, 2018
John Espinosa's answer
This question doesn't belong in any of these categories. You may have a civil cause of action for defamation. You should consult with a litigation attorney who specializes in defamation. Here is some more information about defamation: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/defamation-law-made-simple-29718.html

Q: My daughter is getting divorced her car is in husband's name only. is she responsible for the balance if she returns car

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Divorce and Collections for Arkansas on
Answered on Jun 5, 2017
Stefan K. McBride's answer
Arkansas is not a community property state, but that doesn't change the answer to your question. If her name is not on the car note, she cannot be held responsible for that debt unless the divorce judge makes her responsible. Even in that case, the only person the financing company can come after is the husband. In that case, he might take her to court for contempt for not paying for the car.

Q: Can my vehicle be taken by credit card company due to default judgement against me?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Arkansas on
Answered on May 23, 2017
Brandon M Haubert's answer
You can claim some of your property as exempt from judgment creditors. If your property is does not fall with the judgment creditor exemption, then you may want to file bankruptcy to protect it. In either case, you may want to talk to a lawyer about your situation.

Q: I need a attorney to file a lis pendens for me.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Collections and Divorce for Arkansas on
Answered on May 22, 2017
Brandon M Haubert's answer
You need to contact an attorney and send him all the paperwork to look over. Then they can help you.

Q: I was wondering if I can get money back I barrowed to a friend? I'm not sure what type of lawyer I would need.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Contracts for Arkansas on
Answered on Nov 10, 2016
Don Spears' answer
If the sum is not really large, you may be able to file in small claims court in your city or county. Hopefully, you have some evidence that the money was given and there was an intention of paying it back. You should contact a local attorney so that he can go over what evidence of the debt you have and discuss with him what your chances are of getting the funds returned. Many attorneys charge a nominal fee for a consultation of this type.

Q: Are they past the statute of limitations?

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Arkansas on
Answered on Nov 1, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It looks like there is a 5 year SOL on contracts in Arkansas: http://research.lawyers.com/arkansas/arkansas-statutes-of-limitations.html

It is always best to at least have a full discussion with a local lawyer when you have legal questions and problems.

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