My Father was served a court summons related to a debt. However he has Dementia and isn't competent to reply himself. As his son, Can I respond on his behalf? I do not have Guardianship or PoA over him.
Responding to a court summons on behalf of your father, especially given his dementia and incapacity, is a sensitive situation. Generally, without legal authority such as guardianship or power of attorney (PoA), you may not have the legal standing to respond to the summons on his behalf.
My work place has been served garnishment of wages papers. I have been unable to get any original information about the debt from the collection agency. It was not my name on the court paperwork but it was my social security number.
In order to garnish wages, there must be a valid judgment. Research the court files, mini available online, for cases against you. If you were not served properly with a lawsuit, you might win a motion to set aside judgment.
Generally, the credit bureaus just publish comments about your accounts submitted by those creditors who subscribe to any of the credit bureau's service. The credit bureau itself doesn't generate comments about particular accounts, although the bureaus may have picked up your bankruptcy...View More
Yes and no. Nor for personal debts, student loan debts, credit card debts etc. but yes to medical bills. The creditors have a right to make a claim against his estate and the estate has an obligation to pay it as long as the assets in the estate are over and above the exemption amount. The...View More
evictions case from 2013, started receiving notices for the first time towards end of July 2021, all 3 summons were signed by 1 of 3 defendants but another defendant was not informed (to the best of my knowledge) garnished wages for a total amount between now 2 defendants unknown how much each will... View More
A Utah attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You present a number of issues to sort out, and it's possible you might benefit from an attorney who has insight into a number of the different areas (such as L-T) you describe. In terms of your immediate needs, a...View More
Hi i have a question i was on a auto loan with a cosiginer an i was making monthly payment then they paid it off and demand that i paid them back an i was making payments but not very much and theres no contract that he created for me to sing to show that I would pay him back, then he went an stole... View More
First, it sounds as if the only agreement you signed is the one you both co-signed for the purchase of the car. The normal expectation is that you have the right to continue to pay the car loan on time until it is paid off. If you failed to do so, and the co-signer had to step in to save the...View More
Quiet title, slander of title, and wrongful lien against real property are potential causes of action in a situation where an improper lien is placed on real property. Injunctive relief and money damages, along with attorney fees, may be recoverable with improper liens.
Old roommate broke lease when we moved out a month early, we paid rent to her for last month of lease and she moved out right after us breaking the lease which she was also on, we were sued and had to pay full amount plus interest and fees as she moved to California
You don't have to sue her in California, you only have to get her served there. You can sue her in Utah. I would suggest going through the small claims court here. If you know where she lives, then file suit here, hire a process server to serve her the summons and complaint, if she...View More
Had a default judgement against me for rent owed after eviction. Hearing is set to answer questions about my assets. I want to settle the debt w/the apartment complex, not their collection attorney. Does the FDCPA cover this issue and allow me to submit in writing that I will only deal w/the... View More
I have been summoned on an outstanding debt. The summons references an agreement but does not include it as an exhibit. The debt was purchased from HSBC and I do not have any details on that transaction either. If I file an answer that denies all the complaint, can the plantiff come up with more... View More
Yes the Plaintiff would have an opportunity to bring in the agreement at a later date. With this being said, if you want to settle the debt, you should contact the attorney's office and make a settlement offer. Most Plaintiff's/Creditors are more than willing to try and work out...View More
I received a notice of garnishment of wages from my employer about a debt that is six plus years old. No attempt to contact me was ever made but the court went ahead and gave the attorney who is doing the collections everything they requested. What can I do?
UCA 78B-2-309 - Any action founded upon an instrument in writing is subject to a six year limitations period. I hear this argument often in court and the courts almost always hold up the 6 year limitations period. Once in a while there is an intervening factor that can change things but not too...View More
There could be an argument for liability but right now most creditors are not attempting to pursue family members for debts of deceased persons. A posting in the newspaper would have no effect whatsoever.
The email tells the pre-charge off customers the company is considering obtaining counsel for creditors' rights and asks the customer to contact us to make mutually acceptable arrangements. I do not alter the form email in any way. It has my name as the sender. A customer who has been in... View More
Unfortunately the legal collections climate allows consumers to make counterclaim and file law suits against any collector. Now, the law suit and/or counterclaim may be bogus but there is very little detriment for someone filing a frivolous lawsuit to try and get out of debt. So yes you could be...View More
Try to settle for 50% or as little as possible if you have the funds to pay in a lump sum. If you do not have the funds, then see if the lawyer for the hospital will put you on the "easy payment plan" and let you pay $100 a month until the debt is repaid.
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