Ashley Dean Powell's answer Sounds like you are in a very difficult situation. I don't think I can speak to the employment-related issues.
As for the debt, as a general matter, if you did not sign the note, did not sign a guarantee related to the note, and were not part of the business that borrowed the money, then you typically would not have a direct liability for the debt.
There are a variety of factors that may influence that answer. Was your spouse's "business" a separate legal entity or actually just...
Stephen J. Plog's answer You need to consult with an attorney quickly. A court can order fees if frivolous or baseless motions are filed or things are done and it does not have to take your disability into account. That being said, there may be steps you can take to lessen the amount, challenge the ruling, etc. The specific facts need to be known by and discussed with an attorney before anyone can tell you your options. If you are truly unable to pay right away you may need to prove that down the road.
Kevin Scott Neiman's answer The rules for determining which spouse is responsible for what debts incurred during the marriage vary between states and largely depend on the type of debt incurred. CO is a separate property state (not a community property state) which means that you are not legally responsible for your husband's debts unless you signed for them.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer She should be sure to respond to the court papers in order to dispute the claim. Without any paperwork, it will come down to testimony presented in court by her and any witnesses. The court can find it was a gift if that is what the judge thinks after hearing all the evidence.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer If you are both on title, then you and your father are co-owners. The motorcycle can be included as property for both your and your father (i.e. it is a potential assets in a lawsuit). If judgment includes the bike (meaning that no other assets can meet the payment required by a successful lawsuit judgment--which is not automatically granted), two things can happen. One (the lease likely), the 3rd party can assume your father's portion of the bike and you can share the bike with the new party....
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Absent a written agreement there is no definite course of action for either party. A lot turns on the specifics of the situation. For this you will need to pay a lawyer for their opinion.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Any non-payment (when reported) will negatively impact your credit score, just like any payment on time will beneficially impact your score. If the rent is paid (it does not matter who paid it) there should be nothing to report. If there is a non-payment, this can be reported. It is a wholly different issue whether a landlord chooses to report the default.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer There is a defect in service, however you clearly were notified despite the incorrect personal service. As a result, there is no definitive answer. A lot will depend on the judge and the actions of the two parties.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer You may have grounds for a case. You should continue to try to seek an agreement between you and the seller (not UPS), but if this does not work litigation is your best choice. You likely qualify for small claims court. You may need an attorney for assistance, but you are not required to have an attorney.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Review the documents that created the account. For most roommate situations, all parties listed on the lease agreement are jointly and separately liable for all the required payment(s). In other words, you may be required to pay the full 100% of the deficiency to the landlord. If this occurs, you can seek legal action against your former roommate for their unpaid portion (50%?). That is, it is the responsibility of the roommate(s) to ensure the proper allocation of unpaid rent; the landlord is...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Yes you can. Contacts can be formed via oral agreements, text messages, performance (action), and written agreement. Be aware that you have to prove that an agreement was formed. Based on your facts the text messages should prove this, but also collect any receipts or other evidence that you delivered the package. Lastly, to make the text messages are admissible, take pictures or screen dumps of the text message(s)--the court will not look at your phone or tablet.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer The 1099 should list the person/entity that submitted the 1099. Contact them to see if there was a clerical error. If there is an assertion that no error was made (and you can prove that you did not receive this compensation), you can file an appeal with the IRS or file a return expecting an audit (audits are not bad if the facts support your claims). You may want to contact a tax attorney (an accountant is also a less desirable, but cheaper, option).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Lenders can make mistakes, but if there are court orders there is a better likelihood that there is some merit to the lender's claim. Bankruptcy is an option. You will need to contact a bankruptcy attorney for a full review of your situation (also mention the vagueness of the debt). Unrelated, it seems very strange to me that you did not receive notification of the debt when the courts became involved. While notice via publication is possible, a defect in notification (that can be proven)...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer What?! Provided that the person is current on the loan or lease on the car, it can be parked anywhere she chooses. Some loan agreements have clauses that may restrict hiding a car or leaving the listed address if payments are not current. These types of clauses are wholly civil matters and carry no criminal penalties. I am not aware of any criminal rules of any type relating to parking of vehicles beyond the standard road safety rules (i.e. you cannot park in the middle of I-25).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Yes and no. Civil fines and criminal fines/restitution are found in different code sections (criminal fines are found in the criminal code). Both systems operate the same manner and have similar collection procedures and penalties for non-payment. Criminal fines (unlike civil) can impact other criminal matters (e.g. parole, expungment, etc.). As a result, nonpayment of criminal fines can indirectly result in jail time (not for the non-payment directly, but for the revocation of parole or...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Without looking at all the materials and facts of the case I cannot provide a definitive answer, but it is generally legal in Colorado to charge cost and interest on unpaid debts. I am not sure if "regularly" means that you are current on the debt (from you facts I think you are not, but I am not sure...). If you paid regularly, but had not paid off the deficiency in a manner the creditor/collection agency found acceptable it is legal to seek another judgment against you.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer I do not understand how you, as the injured party, have your wages garnished... If the garnishment occurred due to unrelated matters, the best advice is to contact an attorney you can handle both the garnishment and the unpaid disability pay.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Collection agencies often skirt the law. In most states, they can lawfully contact relatives and sometimes neighbors/employers. Lawyers are different because they are restrained in some collection tactics, but they can easily file a lawsuit to collect. There can be legitimate reasons to contact relatives/neighbors if the lawyer cannot get in contact with you. Since I don't know all the things said by the person on the phone I cannot comment about whether the disclosure of information is lawful...
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