I have judgments that originated in NJ 8 years ago as part of my family law case. The case was transferred to WY when the children and I moved here 5 years ago. Since the judgments are part of family action, should interest be accrued using NJ rates for all 8 years, or 3 years with NJ and 5 with... Read more »
I am currently an international student in the U.S. I have to leave the country soon, but I am not able to pay off my college bill. I was told at the financial office in my school that a collecting agency will take over my case if I fail paying. Since I am originally from a third world country I... Read more »
The worst? Sorry, but you are asking me to imagine all sorts of grisly possibilities, which I won't do. In general, collection agencies annoy you with repeated phone calls, and sometimes find a collection attorney to sue you on a contingent-fee basis. To my knowledge they seldom bother with...Read more »
I AM ASKING FOR MY SISTER. MARRIED 26 YRS, HUSBAND JUST UP AND LEFT FOR GOOD. SHE HAS HAD LUPUS SINCE 2003. LAST 6 MONTHS ZERO DOLLARS. SHE CAN'T WORK. SHE IS TRYING TO GET DISABILITY. CREDITORS ARE AFTER HER ALL THE TIME...SHE HAS NOTHING. HOW DOES SHE BECOME JUDGMENT PROOF?
A: This is a lay-person term for being uncollectable. There is really no such thing as really being “Judgment Proof” as a bar to being sued. Any one can be sued for anything. A Plaintiff can be granted a judgment, despite the Defendant’s holdings, or lack there of. Once the judgment is...Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.