A debt buyer is suing me in county court. My lawyer has tried to reach out to the debt buyer’s attorney, however there has been no response. This has been ongoing since the middle of November. What are my options? Thank you.
to prison I filed an appeal. I won my appeal and my conviction was overturned. When I got home from prison I had to start paying on the fine, I've been paying $75 a month for the last 4 years. I know I shouldn't be paying the fine, how do I go about not paying anymore and getting my money back? I... Read more »
I think it depends on the appellate decision and what exactly was “overturned”. A lawyer would have to review your file and likely, if applicable, file a motion in court to address the issue. I hope this helps.
The loan was made in California. I live in Florida now. He is Montana. I have sent by certified mail and certified email. I know he got the correspondence. I have offered him payment plans. I have asked him to contact me if there is some issue. He continues to ignore me. I doubt there is much I can... Read more »
You're probably right: there doesn't appear to be anything you can do. You would have to sue him in either California or Montana, and the statutes of limitation in either of those states are probably less than 10 years.
I doubt the debt filed in court in 2003 belongs to me . Collectors didn’t respond to my two certified letters asking them to send me original contract with the bank signed by me and the original date and amount of the debt at delinquency. It seems that they don’t have those documents because... Read more »
This question is much ado about nothing important. If the debt goes back to 2003 it is uncollectible because of the statute of limitations. These bottom-feeders know that; and that is probably why they will not respond to you. And
whatever you do, do NOT agree to pay them anything--at least...Read more »
Our business was placed in a commercial collection agency for a past due bill which we recognize and we are willing to pay although the collection agency does not want to disclose a detailed breakdown of what they are charging under "collection fees" which are close to $5000 and this account is... Read more »
A default judgment was filed in court in2003 for credit card debt .Writ of execution issued while I was living abroad . First notice I received three months ago when my bank account was put on hold and instantly drained to the last penny never knew before about the judgment until I received a... Read more »
Yes they do it all the time, whether it is legal or not doesn't matter as they get a default judgment and the judges just blindly sign whatever the collector puts in front of them, it is like a conveyor belt of submitted garbage and trash from these collections companies that turn into cash. They...Read more »
They told me they could put a hold on my person. I explained to her that due to bad health and being unemployed that I couldn't pay the fee that started out at $2184.84 then they said the lowest they could go was to $700. When I asked for documentation regarding this she said they didn't have to... Read more »
Ignore them, they are lowly collection people, they cannot arrest you, they can try to file a lawsuit and get a judgment and if you do not have anything or make very little, they cant even collect that at all, they are trying to fear-monger you into paying or agreeing to do something that you do...Read more »
I had a collection fall off my credit score and here recently the same collection was reported under a new debt collection agency. They're reporting old past due amounts as if they are new. Is this legal?
2. Generally, after the CC is charged off, the balance is frozen. However, interest may accrue on the charged off balance, depending on your credit card agreement and how your creditor or its outside lawyers interpret the agreement.
After vacating my apartment complex, my previous landlord is threatening to send claims to collections. We did not put down a security deposit. We dispute the claim they are making. They refuse to send me the bill for damages, just stating " it cost xxxx to fix." They have only contacted me through... Read more »
By "collections", I think you mean using a collection agency or collection law firm to demand payment from you. Sure, that's merely using a third party to act on behalf of the landlord instead of the landlord itself/himself/herself making the demands. If that occurs, send back a written dispute...Read more »
You must have had your wages or some other income garnished; right? And so--back in April--the person or lender who sued you and received the garnishment must have though the debt had been fully discharged because they told the court--an d the bank--that they were "dissolving" the continuing writ....Read more »
Purchased a house in October 2018 and mortgaged through Suntrust. In December 2018, they increased our tax escrow from $350 to over $700 a month. I challenged having to pay taxes of the prior owner for 2018 multiple times. In March 2019, I became disabled and lost my job. Tried to work with... Read more »
Unless you actually lost your home to a foreclosure caused by negligence of the lender you are barking up the wrong tree. You cannot sue anyone unless you can prove some actual injury that caused some cognizable damages. "Almost lost our home" is NOT a legal injury; why? Because you still have the...Read more »
This is not a legal question. This is a (very sad) personal dilemma created by you and your grown son. Unless the oral contract between you and your son is in writing it is no enforceable--by you or your son. Thus I am unaware of any legal remedy you could use lawfully to evict your son. At best...Read more »
Money due to my mom. Can I give up my rights to this money or my mom has to give up her rights? My father doesn't have any money. The letter threatens the loss of his license, passport or jail time. I now live in Florida and my father lives in AZ.
The sate collection effort does not involve you; why? Because Florida is collecting old support due to your mother, not to you. However, it may be possible for your mother to intercede and tell the Florida Department of Revenue that she no longer wants Florida to prosecute your father; and tell...Read more »
A judgment was filed against me in 2014. I was unemployed and could not pay the credit card. I am now living only on Social Security. The original card owner was my husband but I used the card. The court documents show his social security number as mine. When I tried to call the collection agency... Read more »
You DO need to file an exemption, despite a wrong SSN being listed. You are not required to have an attorney, but it's best that you have one, and you may be able to get a pro bono attorney by contacting your local agency that provides free legal services for the poor. You appear to be in Ocala,...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.