Check the court records where the lawsuit is pending. Typically, a legal instrument called a "return" is filed with the court reflecting service of process on defendants. The return should state when and how the summons was delivered to you. For example, it might read that it was...View More
I was out of states for two months. When I got back I noticed mails from different law companies that there is a lawsuit agains me. I have never was served papers. Don’t know what to do and if I have to be in court even if I never was served
In Illinois, a court does not obtain jurisdiction over you until you are served with the summons and complaint. If several attempts were made to serve you and they were unsuccessful - presumably so since you were out of town, then the plaintiff may be in a position to ask the court for permission...View More
I owe discover card 6000 dollars. They recently in April 2023 have a default judgment against me in cook county circuit court, in illinois. Chicago. I have a court case in September for citation to discover assets. I know they ask about my bank accounts, savings, etc.. Does the creditor in... View More
In the citation to discover assets proceeding, the creditor will indeed inquire about your financial situation, which may encompass your credit card accounts and the balances you owe. While there are no explicit rules prohibiting the use of other credit cards, it may potentially cast you in an...View More
Yes. When I was a young lawyer, our managing partner would repeat on a regular basis that if you are in a case, you go to all court hearings. If you don't want to go to a court hearing, then get out of the case. Some things are simple, attending all court hearings while a case is open is one...View More
It depends when your court date is, and whether there is any indication that the plaintiff has filed paperwork telling the court the hearing is canceled and/or the casebis dismissed. If there's no indication the plaintiff has canceled the hearing or dismissed the case,then you should appear at...View More
Dropped out of college 2 years ago due to mental health issues, struggled with jobs and finally have one now but i do not make enough. My student loan provider demands payments but i can’t make their almost $1000 monthly payments when i barely make $300-$400 weekly.. even when i get paid weekly i... View More
You took out the loans, now it's time to pay up. The lender is not interested in your personal problems, nor does it have any idea about your relationship with your parents; the suggestion to borrow money was a suggestion, nothing more. There's no need or purpose to you becoming offended....View More
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. It could depend on their previous notices and payment terms. Some questions here go unanswered - You could repost under "Collections Law." A local attorney who handles medical billing recovery should be...View More
If the amount of the debt is small and the case is relatively straightforward, you may be able to represent yourself successfully. However, if the amount of the debt is large or the case is complex, it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer.
I have a creditor ( American express)represented by Law firm, in Illinois cook county whom has a default judgment against me for 8,000. I'm looking for work now. However I heard they do bank levies some times. I use U.S bank, and a creditKarma a no credit required, checking/debit account... View More
Yes, there are resources where Creditors can discover bank accounts. And, if they discover your bank accounts, and if you testify to them at an examination, they are likely to levy on the accounts unless you have an agreement with them.
I have a money judgment against from midland for $4000. The case is over, and the court gave them a DEFAULT JUDGMENT. This happend in cook county circuit court. This happened in June 2023. I'm not working now. Midland has not yet filed a citation to discover assets in court, yet.. I... View More
It's a collection agency who is taking me to court tomorrow via a zoom call. I've not been able to pay on it due to everything going up in price and I live on a very low income and am behind on my water bill and several other bills. I was behind on rent until just recently, over a year... View More
Your inability to pay does not stop the entry of judgment. If there is already a judgment and you are up on a post judgment citation or garnishment, you should read and be aware of the exemption provisions of the post judgment code of civil procedure. Specifically, 735 ILCS5/2-1402 states at (b)(1)...View More
I discovered there is a lawsuit, and that they said I was served. I wasn't home. They described a "resident" at my house which is nobody I know. I live alone. How can I find out what other sketchy things this firm is doing or has done?
The avocet at the court house is new and she said she didn’t have my information only information filed was my old phone number and old last name. She sent me letters but no letter asking me to call her.The avocet wasn’t working there at the time i turned in my information and car estimate so... View More
Your question is coming up under Illinois although it appears you live in MO. In any event, this will be true in either state, you can file a civil lawsuit to recover your damages, provided the statute of limitations has not run yet. Depending on the amount of damages, you may do so in small claims...View More
Selling a judgment is not double dipping. During a post judgment proceeding you will be entitled to a credit for payments you made toward the judgment. From your question it does not appear that you have made any such payments. By selling the judgment the judgment creditor has simply transferred...View More
I won my case for selling a car with a vehicle sales agreement. The other party did not show. I see lots of things on the docket that I am not sure about. Due Date , satisfied, 851- Judgement, what do these headings mean?
You should reference 735 ILCS 5/2-1401 for post judgment proceedings. Make sure that your order is final and appealable, meaning that it resolves all claims brought against all parties in the action. Assuming that to be the case, you will likely want to file a citation to discover assets, a...View More
I am trying to trade in a vehicle that is completely paid off. There is a memorandum of judgement for old credit card debt against me. This debt is only in my name, but the car is owned by both my wife and I. If I apply for a duplicate title, will the state stop the issuance of the title to me? Can... View More
They have never before this point tried to collect on it they have even sent me letters over the years trying to get me to come get another car thru them I dont have the money to pay them me and my husband dont make that much and we have three kids
State statutes have provisions by which judgments can be revived. You do not identify if the action is pending in Wisconsin or Illinois. Regardless, I would strongly recommend that you have a consultation with an attorney whose practice is concentrated in consumer law, to review whether the...View More
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