My sister signed my name for over 10 yrs and management let her. She left 14 k in unpaid rent . I went to court and I guess the management didn’t have proof. There was no judgment . Should I be worried. It was for an eviction.
answered on Feb 13, 2023
You were sued, you went to court on a final hearing, Plaintiff had no proof, and the judge did what? Did not enter a judgment against you? If what I described is accurate, the case is over. You cannot be sued again.
Have a judgement against my ex for over $36,000 in court in GA. He resides in TN. The order states he agrees to pay $250 per month to my local court. He has made 2 payments in the last 2 years. Without hiring an attorney, how can I apply for a garnishment in TN to obtain what’s already been court... Read more »
answered on Nov 1, 2022
You would have to follow the Tennessee procedures to make the Georgia judgment into a Tennessee judgment. Once the judgment is "domesticated" into Tennessee, you can move for a writ of garnishment in that court. The place to start is the Tennessee statutes, more than likely online. You... Read more »
Please read the whole thing.
Portfolio Recovery has been calling me for over two years trying to find another person. I have told them on more than one occasion that I am not the person they are seeking, that I do not owe this debt, it isn't my debt, and to stop calling me.... Read more »
answered on Oct 15, 2022
Hire an attorney to write a letter for you. The return address will be the lawyer's.
Block the number on your cell phone.
I’m 19 now and I’ve never seen my dad sober my entire childhood. He goes to work and the second he gets off work he starts drinking and doesn’t stop. When he drinks he becomes incompetent and make’s stupid decisions. He keeps getting arrested for drinking and driving but he just keeps doing... Read more »
answered on Oct 14, 2022
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. And it looks like time is of the essence in your matter, where some form of action needs to be taken to avert things from getting worse. You could reach out to attorneys who handle collections/creditor's... Read more »
I called today as I still have not received any payment confirmation, court documentation, such as satisfaction of judgement, etc. and was trying to figure out why. The day payment was made I was told by this company my wire transfer was successful and applied to account.
Today though,... Read more »
I explained to public defender but she was charged and given probation and fine. She is mentally disabled so she can’t pay. What can I do? I’m a single mom with a 15 year old daughter as well. I don’t have $3000 laying around.
I declared bankruptcy in 2016. I received a ledger from Lazega & Johanson, a collection law firm, very away after receiving my bankruptcy discharge. It stated that I owed them an absurd sum in association dues, which included fees and interest.
I discovered after looking at the charges... Read more »
answered on Sep 23, 2022
Per Bankruptcy Code 523(a)(16), these debts are probably not dischargeable in bankruptcy, so you would continue to owe them. Whether they represent an accurate balance of what you owe is a different issue.
I suggest clearly breaking down all charges and payments made (like a statement),... Read more »
Also I never knew about the account that I am being sued for never signed a contract or a summons. someone else signed the summons for me and didn't tell me about it.
answered on Sep 22, 2022
You don't. You make a motion to dismiss the case, stating your reasons. You file the original with the clerk of the court and send a copy to the plaintiff or its attorney. As to the summons - if the summons was delivered to a person authorized by law to accept it at your residence (as an... Read more »
I am getting divorced. I want to take the air conditioner but they are refusing because it was bought under their credit but I paid for it in full. Would I be legally allowed to take the item?
answered on Aug 30, 2022
This is personal property that is marital property and must be determine in the terms of your divorce, either by agreement or by a judge's order.
Charter has sold an account of someone with my name, but living in a different state, that I've never lived in to collections agencies. I've disputed it multiple times and with all three credit agencies, but several months after dealing with one collections agency, it come back from a... Read more »
answered on Apr 13, 2022
Disputing the debt will not reset the statute of limitations. You should send a letter disputing the validity of the debt and explain once again that it is not yours and you have never lived in the state where the debt allegedly was incurred.
Two additional creditors have garnishment orders now. Can they take 25% in addition to what is currently being taken for child support, or is the total allowed to be taken 25% including the child support as long as child support is happy with their current amount?
answered on Mar 30, 2022
Child support arrears are generally set up as a designated amount, not a percentage. The other creditor garnishments are taken in order of the date of the judgment and cannot exceed 25% which would be in addition to the child support. Child support garnishments can be as much as 65% of the net... Read more »
My ex-husband filed for bankruptcy shortly after a judge finalized our divorce and ordered him to pay me almost $4,000. I've talked to divorce lawyers and bankruptcy lawyers and no one is able to give me an answer. Someone mentioned a debt collection attorney, is this what I need? Thank you in... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2022
You should speak with a bankruptcy attorney. In general, bankruptcy treats payments ordered through a divorce as one of two things - a domestic support obligation (child support or alimony) or a property settlement (basically everything else). In a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, neither can be... Read more »
answered on Feb 26, 2022
These fines are generally not enforceable like tickets issued by law enforcement agencies. However, failure to pay the fines could result in outstanding balance being sent to a collection agency, which could negatively impact your credit.
Credit card and loan under his name only.
answered on Aug 6, 2021
If you are not a co-signer or guarantor of the loan, then you would just need to inform them of his death. They may ask for a copy of his death certificate or obituary just to close out their file. If that does not satisfy them and end the communications, then you will need to send them a letter... Read more »
I hold title to a single-family rental property. The property has 4 relatively old FIFA judgements against it totaling up to about $12,000 (not including interest accrued since dates of judgements). The judgements were related to credit cards debt of another person (not my spouse) who owned the... Read more »
answered on Jul 19, 2021
I understand your reluctance to proceed on your own. Accordingly, speak with local counsel who can help you decide on the right course of action for your situation.
Not on any lease for the apartment complex with no signed documents with them I had moved in to help the lease holder financially two plus years ago with him leaving town shortly after I continued to pay the rent and utilities for over 20 months no issue but late once COVID hit. Was to get... Read more »
answered on Jun 24, 2021
Honestly, there are too many moving parts in your situation. It would be best for you to sit down with an attorney to discuss the problems you have individually and more specifically.
She's been served papers For cc debt of roughly 13k. Owns a home fmv is 61980 assessed is 24792. Is the property at risk based on ga exemption laws
answered on Oct 26, 2020
You have a couple of options here. Talk to a Georgia Attorney who handles debt and lawsuits.
Can I get my money back?
answered on Oct 9, 2020
One of the few things that SSI can be garnished for is child support. Have your children applied for benefits directly from SSI?
I am being sued by Capital One for a credit card debt. I have 30 days to file an answer. I just received a letter from the firm representing Capital One with settlement options including monthly, lump sum or 3 month payment plans. However, there is a line stating that a consent judgment may need to... Read more »
answered on Oct 7, 2019
I’d try before filing the answer, although you may want to hire a lawyer to do it for you.
answered on Sep 21, 2019
Yes, as long as they don't threaten criminal action or legal proceedings they're not allowed to take then they can be as passive aggressive as they want.
They also can't be physically aggressive or threatening, like showing up with a biker gang. Real case by the way.... Read more »
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