Georgia Collections Questions & Answers

Q: Judgement filed against me in GA license suspended. Filed chapter 7 what to do now?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 25, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Take your discharge and schedule showing judgment creditor to DDS and they will reinstate your license.

Q: $2,045.34 in rent paid by my debit card. Only had $1,820.28 available-Leaving a deficit of $225.06. Is this criminal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 8, 2019
Ecleynne Mercy's answer
In Order to answer this Question, the attorney will need to see the actual Lease and any conversations you have with the landlord. It may be in your best interest to talk to an attorney to see what provisions are in your lease.

Q: I have been served papers to appear in court for an outstanding medical bill.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Kevin M Rogers' answer
If you have been "served" a Summons to Appear, you must appear. The only thing you could do at this point is notify the Clerk of the Court and notify them that you have filed bankruptcy and see if this obviates the need to appear. Otherwise, you must appar or risk being held in court.

Q: I keep receiving phone calls from Synergetic communication Inc. about a debt to AIU that I never attended. Help!

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Based on these facts alone, an attorney could have questions as to what that electronic signature was for. A place to start might be to check with collection defense attorneys in your state to see if they would provide a free, or at least a short consultation to review the agreement involving the electronic signature to determine what the best response would be.

Tim Akpinar

Q: How can I modify a contempt order from a divorce decree to increase payments? Ex husband has recently gotten a job.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Employment Law and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
You should consult with an attorney regarding filing for contempt and to see if you have other options as well. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: Childsupport enforcement let my ex husband close the case because I'll filed contempt charges against him for childcare.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 6, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
You are right. He does still owe for child support even if not being enforced by the child support enforcement agency. If he has also stopped paying his ongoing child support, you should amend your petition for contempt to also include these amounts so that the judge may rule on that issue in the upcoming contempt hearing.

Q: How should I handle the following military matter?

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Angelina Bradley's answer
There are too many specifics in your case that aren't provided here in your question, and I"m sure more nuances will arise. I'd head down to talk to your local Area Defense Counsel or Defense Service Office for a free consultation. They'll be able to help walk you through this.

Q: It has been3 years since I have seen my children two of them was from an ordered no contact order is it legal for her

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
You need to file for a modification of visitation if the papers are that vague. Talk to an attorney about your options in modifying visitation.

Q: Is it legal for a parent to continue to collect child support on a child who is living with the paying parent?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Collections and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
It sounds like a child support modification may need to be done, but without being able to review the facts of the case in detail it's difficult to give a thorough response. You should consider consulting with an attorney can review the facts and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: My HOA put a padlock on my water supply for delinquent fees, we have since paid all of the outstanding balance but they

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on May 16, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
If you remove the padlock by cutting it off you will have committed criminal trespass, in that you intentionally damaged property belonging to another in an amount less than $500, which is a misdemeanor offense.

Q: We were awarded judgement in small claims court . Now seeking to pursue wage garnishment. What steps/forms are needed?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 6, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
This is not a family law question. I would suggest reclassifying your question and asking it again.

Q: How to Explain a large deposite to a lender? It’s a gift from a friend.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Collections and Consumer Law for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 18, 2017
Kenneth V Zichi's answer
Telling them 'it was a gift from a friend' sounds like the start of an explanation. The friend will probably also need to provide the lender a 'gift' letter. And if the gift was large enough to exceed the annual exclusion amount, your friend will probably also need to file a gift tax return.

Seek local legal help if that paragraph raises more questions than answers for you.

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Q: Temporary child custody to grandparents because I am temporarily homeless and I brought my kids to them to have a home

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Estate Planning, Child Support and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017
William Head's answer
You are being asked to give up your legal rights, to your parents. If you sign the papers, that will be the final ruling, most likely. Because I cannot judge WHAT IS BEST FOR THESE CHILDREN, there is no way to give more of an answer. But, that issue should be your guiding light, not what you want. Children need stability and they need to have security, and it sounds like you can currently offer neither. But, your facts (as stated) do not tell the whole story of how this happened.

Q: I went to Little Rock Arkansas the week of June 19-25 I was supposed to get paid on July 10 but didn't. Now it's the 28

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Business Law and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 29, 2017
Mitchell Feldman's answer
If you have exhausted efforts with company Hire an attorney to recover the wages. Simple as that. The money is owed under simple contract and Flsa does provide some basis for recovery

Q: If i close my case with OCSE can i reopen it at a later date & collect arrears owed

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 27, 2017
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
The arrears doesn't get waived by you closing a child support case and hiring an attorney. The arrears will always remain until paid.

Q: Parents visited USA & father fell ill & landed into emergency.mother signed the form. who is responsible to pay bills?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Personal Injury and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You aren't liable. However your parents are. Check with the embassy to see what the procedure is. I don't see a small claims case affecting a visa.

Q: Does one have to pay a creditor that put the debt to profit loss

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer Law for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 1, 2017
Nels Hansen's answer
If the original creditor “charged off” the debt they are acknowledging that they have given up on being repaid on the original terms of the loan. The remaining amount is considered bad debt. This does not mean you do not owe the debt. This does not mean they have given up on trying to collect. They can try to collect or they may sell the bad debt to a debt collector that can attempt to recover the entire balance owed. You can search for an attorney using the Justia "Find a Lawyer" link...

Q: Can a collections agencies put a lien on my home for my son's debts, while he is living with me?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017
Paula J. Mcgill's answer
Did you guarantee your son's debt?

Have you been sued for that debt and lost in court?

Is your son part owner of the house?

Does the debt relate to repairs or improvements to the house?

If the answers are no, I don't see how legally the lien can be placed on the house.

Q: I'm a freelancer having trouble getting paid for services rendered.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Collections and Contracts for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2017
Paula J. Mcgill's answer
If the owner refuses to pay, sue the business or owner (depending on who you have the agreement).

The lawsuit would include the $1,650 contract and any bounced check fees or other costs you may have incurred as a result.

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