I own a commercial diving business that does underwater hull cleaning and yacht maintenance. I had a customer bring his boat to the marina where I am currently staying on my own boat. After I took care of his boat he didn't show up to pay me or get his boat at the time we agreed. Rather than... Read more »
Only a Florida attorney could advise you on your specific question. But you posted under Admiralty/Maritime Law, and under U.S. maritime law, a remedy that is sometimes applied in settings where vessel interests owe money is a maritime lien. This comes up in ship mortgages, vessel collisions, crew...Read more »
I don't know about Florida, but in my state I'd file a motion for default judgment against the garnishee along with a notice of hearing. Last year that worked and I got a ~$25k judgment against the garnishee for failing to answer the interrogatories and to withhold wages.
I received a check from Collier County school Board I cashed it and that I was called two weeks later and they told me it wasn’t supposed to receive the check and now they’re demanding that I pay it back or face legal repercussions.
I found out Friday afternoon the owner had an offer on his boat and was closing the following Monday. I told the yacht broker about the situation and he said to email him the invoice ($300) and he would take care of it at the closing. Of course he never did. Is there anything I can do? Is it even... Read more »
You may sue whomever you did the work for in small claims court, and you could first try sending a demand letter stating you will file in small claims court if not paid. Whether it's worth your time is a question only for yourself to answer. You'd have to find out from the Clerk's...Read more »
This resulted from a $30 check written at a Houston supermarket in 2015. The check was NSF and I had no idea because I moved. I contacted Harris County Sheriff, but no info can be obtained over the phone. Do I have to return to Houston and turn myself in to resolve this?
I had a motorcycle up for repossession 2 years ago . It was parked on the side of my townhouse (no garages). It eventually was gone. Now almost a year and a half later I’m getting calls from collectors and repo saying they’re looking for the bike? I am very confused. I do not have it, and have... Read more »
Seriously? Your bike was stolen. If it had been repossessed, you'd know it. Now, instead of the creditor getting the bike back, selling it, and applying the sale amount to your loan, the lender (creditor) will probably sue you for the entire amount of the loan.
You didn't ask a question. I assume, however, you would like to know if you can "cancel" the gym membership without potentially being sued for the balance due on the contract. Minors have no legal capacity to enter into contracts (unless they have been legally emancipated). If you...Read more »
Unscrupulous debt collectors have unlawfully used threats of incarceration for many years, trying to scare debtors into sending them some money--any amount--which should not EVER be done before talking to a Florida lawyer.
My dad, who was a lifelong resident of GA, had a small trucking company in Savannah that he liquidated and closed in January of 2015. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed a year and a half later on 6/17/2016. As his executor, and a resident of Florida since 1983, I honchoed his meager... Read more »
I cannot see how you could be held personally liable for this alleged debt. You were not a personal guarantor of the company's obligations to Comcast. However, it is possible that if he guaranteed the obligations, that his obligations were binding on his heirs.
Call the creditor, ask to speak to a manager. BE NICE. The minimum wage 20 year old who answers the phone is not responsible for the issue and probably nothing on his or her information screen would tell him or her why your account is in collection. Calmly explain that to the best of your...Read more »
Hard to say what you should do - I assume that they are cashing your payments. The only thing that makes sense is that their records are inaccurate and they don't want to send you a bill that's inaccurate. But that's just a wild guess.
My fiancé and I got a vehicle together (both co-buyers on the loan). We ended up not being able to make the payments and we’re going to voluntarily give it back to the bank. It was this big ordeal and the bank wasn’t letting me set up a time for someone to either come pick it up or for me to... Read more »
Nothing goes away. You should inform the bank about this so that it can take any action it deems necessary for them to track down the vehicle and take possession of it. If the vehicle is repossessed, it will be sold at auction and the proceeds applied to your loan balance. However, there is no...Read more »
I paid an attorney to handle this case. He obtained the judgement then told me that he couldn’t find her, even though she had attempted to see him. He admitted this to me, then later changed his story.
After I received the judgement, he told me that I was on my own as far as collection.... Read more »
Your judgment is good for 20 years. Apparently your agreement with him was to.obtain the judgment, which he did. You weren't taken advantage of, and there's nothing anyone can do to force someone to voluntarily pay a judgment. In fact, all your debtor has to do is file bankruptcy and...Read more »
Last night 9/23/2020 around 4:30 p.m., some private number called my mom and asked for me, she told them I haven't lived there in 15 years and the lady on the other line said that someone filed a complaint about me or on me and that I needed to call an "888" number with a... Read more »
I have an open probate in Florida for which I am the personal representative. The estate is owed $1,700 from a country club. They have yet to acknowledge any attempts to collect this debt. We have no one in the Florida area, so small claims does not seem to be an option. The cost of using the... Read more »
Depending on the basis of the claim and if you have a contract providing that the prevailing party gets awarded attorney fees, you might consider that option. Or you could assign the claim to one of several debt recovery companies that pursue small claims cases all the time. But, if all else...Read more »
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