I was recently hired by Illinois State University as a parking officer. I received a letter saying I have 30 days from date of hire to join or opt out. However the University contract with the union states they will withhold “fair share” payments from wages regardless of membership. The issue... Read more »
Yes. If your salary was negotiated by a union, you have to pay "shop dues" or some other such fee as if you were in the union. So, since you have to pay dues anyway, you should probably join, then you get the benefit of having someone in your corner if there is a problem, such as you...Read more »
They sent me mail June of 2019 saying I should pay where I said what are the next steps, then I did not hear from them again till 2 months ago where the officer said he put my papers in the wrong file. I honestly forgot about it and would have paid if they contacted me again but I didn't hear... Read more »
Possessing a fake ID is a felony offense in Illinois. They do not have to prove that you bought it, just that it is fake and you possessed it. I suggest calling them and explaining to them, that you would have paid it if you heard back and that you are willing to pay the original fine amount.
A collection group had a officer come to my door and serve me a alias summons (did not sign for it though) for a charged off credit card debt. I've been out of work for a long time and have simply run out of money (getting help from family and friends). Since I can't afford to pay the... Read more »
You should not ignore the summons, because if you do not appear, a judgment can be entered against you. If you are unemployed you may qualify for free legal services. You should contact Legal Aid Chicago, (312) 341-1070 or Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 312-332-1624. Both are located in downtown...Read more »
Married, Live in IL, self employed for apx $35k/yr. Part time about $150/wk. Main income comes via 1099 contract work. Part time is a traditional paycheck. Business is service based with no assets and is handled as a disregarded entity for taxes. All debts are in my name only. We own a house that... Read more »
You're correct; they should be able to handle it. If there are unresolved and disputed issues as to the merits of the collection claim, a landlord-tenant attorney would have more insight than other types of attorneys who handle solely general collection matters. Good luck
A J1 visa holder can get married to a US citizen, but there are special rules attached to the J visa, as to whether you can adjust status to get your green card, after marrying your girlfriend. It is best to discuss your options with counsel in a phone consultation.
ok i have old balance since 2012 debt with protofollio recovery,i got garnished where lawyer fees and 75$ garnishment fee included so its exceded 15% of my pay check,yet after 7 month of garnishment i got fired,then after a year this protofolio recovery wants to start again with the same balance... Read more »
This question (or rather, these questions) are to complex and convoluted for anyone to make sense out of. I suggest you get someone to help you compose a legible explanation in chronological order, eliminating unnecessary commentary and then post it as a new question(s).
Law Firm after you? I think you mean the matter has been sent to collections, which means you likely missed your opportunity to dispute the ticket. I suggest contacting the Law Firm and seeing what can be done.
My husband has a lot of medical debt and when we divorced I was going to file bankruptcy to avoid being held liable for his medical debt, but did not. He has since gotten remarried. By Illinois law, since I was married to him when the debt occurred, can the collectors still come after me? Or has it... Read more »
A collector of medical bills incurred during a marriage can typically go after the people who were married to each other when the bills were incurred, not a later spouse. You should be able to discharge them in bankruptcy. On the other hand, which of you is supposed to pay those debts should have...Read more »
I received 14 red light violations between 2014-2015; however I never received notice of the tickets via mail or phone. Last year (Feb 2017), I received a call from a collection agency stating that my license are suspended and that I would have to pay $2800 dollars to clear the debt. I called the... Read more »
First, call the cities that issued the citations and ask what they can do. Let them know you are sorry and want to see what you can do to waive some of the late fees. It's a stretch but worth asking. Next, try getting on a payment plan with the collection agency. MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THAT...Read more »
Taking money out my check and i paid of my debt already they did not notify and my son's mother told them not to do it because its. Paid for. And i take care of my son need help they even put this on my credit report
If you are engaging, or have engaged in a real estate transaction, you should be represented by an attorney. The fees are minimal and the benefits can be immense. All of your questions regarding the transaction should be directed to your attorney who will calculate the proration and resolve this...Read more »
I received a Citation to Discover Assets. Due to losing my job and just starting my new one, my wage garnishment ended. I even got in touch and asked if I could send a payment or something, and he wouldnt even tell me his attorneys information. So, there was no way to be in touch with their office.... Read more »
The person living in the home has not paid me yet. The house is close to being foreclosed on, so I'm wanting know if this clause would make the mortgage company liable to pay me, as I've replaced all water lines do to freezing and breaking, and put all New floors in and restabelized all... Read more »
Foreclose could be translated as "wipe out". The mortgagee foreclosed in order to wipe out all liens with less priority in the property than its own. Generally any lien attaching to the property after the mortgage is recorded has less priority. Only if the property sells for a surplus...Read more »
I am still legally married to my wife but we are no longer together. Prior to us separating I took out a with her a title loan. After we separate I took my title back and she put her title long story short she defaulted on the loan we got served . I went to the court hearing told the judge this was... Read more »
Loan was a long time ago and since paid back-I have no records its that old. My brother feels he has the right to force me to prove this was paid back by me. (It was) My mother was alive when the loan was made to me verbally - she died 2 years ago. What grounds does he have here to pursue this?... Read more »
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