answered on Mar 17, 2023
Yes the are allowed to if it is the signed contract, which it usually is.
My minimum amount this medical entity is trying to make me pay is $80 monthly but I'm only able to currently pay $25 monthly. If I'm making a good-faith effort of $25 monthly, do they legally have to accept that amount without it being turned over to a collection agency?
answered on Jan 6, 2023
No. If you don't pay the minimum due, they can turn you over to collections.
I worked for a company, empire aes, doing fiber optics for a month. I received two weeks of pay. After that they stopped responding to my attempts to contact and have not compensated me for the additional two weeks. I submitted my work through their system as required but they won't even respond.
answered on Aug 31, 2022
Thanks and you can call the Arkansas Department of Labor. Tell them the facts that you wrote above. They have the power to determine if you may be owed wages if you were misclassified as a contractor.
I was supposed to receive an inheritance. My mother claims that I cannot receive that until my grandmother passes away. My brother received a new truck and boat that I’m aware of. Is she lying to me ? I have a distant relationship with my mom, but it just seems as though she is flat out lying to... Read more »
answered on Nov 26, 2021
You can take a look at the will yourself. Go to the probate court and request a copy.
Last day of your contract that you are not going to sign another lease, can they still penalize you? What’s the point of signing a contract for X amount of months if you have to tell them that you were going to terminate the lease on the day that you already signed and agreed to terminate the lease?
answered on Sep 2, 2021
It depends on what your lease says. If the lease is silent as to any notice requirements before moving out, you are perfectly within your rights to move out the last day of the lease and are under no further obligation to your landlord. However, if the lease requires a notice prior to moving out,... Read more »
If have a car insurance subrogation judgement against me, can that affect my husband wages or home? We own nothing together. Everything is in his name, except the car I was driving that day. We don’t even share a bank account.
I have no job, or assets of any kind, so it’s unclear what... Read more »
A vehicle loan company on a vehicle that was obtained during my marriage is trying to sue me (has filed a civil suit) for amount owed on the vehicle, that vehicle has been repossessed. I have since gotten a divorce and in the divorce decree it states that the plaintiff, who is my now ex-husband,... Read more »
answered on Jul 28, 2020
Usually the court order regarding distribution of assets and liabilities is not binding on your creditors. You can contact the lending company and provide them with a copy of the court order and they may, if they so wish, attempt to collect only from your husband, but they are not required to do... Read more »
My mom recently passed and I don't have the money pay her debts until/unless I can sell her house. I know her estate is fits within the guidelines of a small estate. I have 3 other siblings too. I'm just not sure of the process in Arkansas.
answered on Aug 28, 2019
You most likely need to speak to a lawyer. Even if the house fits, you may have issues with title once you try to sell. A lot of title companies will require the house to be probated even if it fits within the small estate guidelines.
You should speak to a lawyer about the debts owed and... Read more »
We are on a payment plan to the University of Arkansas for an amount that was overpaid to my husband during his employment at the UofA. We’ve received notification that this debt will be collected in its entirety from our tax refund (should we get one) regardless of the fact that we have a steady... Read more »
answered on Nov 16, 2018
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... Read more »
I live in Missouri now but in 2011 I was living in Hot Springs AR, I got a public intoxication charge and never paid the fine. Now they have a hold on my drivers license so I can't get reinstated but I am eligible for reinstatement in MO, I have not had a DL since 2008/9 because I had a dui... Read more »
answered on Sep 27, 2018
If you hire an attorney they may be able to lift the warrant for you.
I recommend Shane Ethridge in that area.
I was charged with no insurance in another persons vehicle due to an accident I was responsible for. The damaged vehicle was covered by their uninsured policy. Nationwide Insurance collection calls every theee months to say my DL will be suspended if I do not pay for damage. Is this possible?... Read more »
answered on Aug 21, 2018
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... Read more »
A judgement has been placed against me from a nursing home. The want my bank information, my car information, what I own (which I do not own any property other than my car), and what is property that is exempt. I am a full time college student and my husband is the only income we have. My dad was... Read more »
answered on Jun 9, 2018
If you don’t work and don’t have any income, it is very difficult for them to take anything from you.
Can I get compensated for them using me in a story it label me ignorant and poor.
answered on May 28, 2018
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:... Read more »
The car my daughter is currently driving is financed in her soon-to-be ex-husband's name only. At one point the vehicle was paid off and without her knowledge he refinanced both her car and his truck for purposes of generating capital. The bank has threatened to repossess the car if she does... Read more »
answered on Jun 5, 2017
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... Read more »
I have a default judgement against me from the credit card company, Discover.
I am filling out a schedule of assets.
The only thing I own is my vehicle.
Can it be taken from me?
answered on May 23, 2017
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.
I received a judgement against my husband in divorce for $17,000.i filed it with the county clerk so that if he sold any property it would show up like a lien. He did a quick claim title over to another guy for a house he owned. I want my money and want to file a lis pendens so that nothing can be... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2017
You need to contact an attorney and send him all the paperwork to look over. Then they can help you.
I also have a letter from friend stating I would be paid back in full. Now, my friend won't even take my calls.
answered on Nov 10, 2016
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... Read more »
This is in the state of Arkansas. The bank I have my car loan through took the excess money ($8500) my car insurance company gave me and applied it to my remaining car loan balance. Is that legal?
I just got a call from a "collection agency" that said that I owed $888 for a credit card from 2003 that I had allegedly been paying until 2010? I don't remember it and don't have any records. They would not provide me any other details. Do I need to worry? Do I need a lawyer?
answered on Nov 1, 2015
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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