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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Indiana on
Q: If my ticket goes to collection will I be issued a bench warrant?Or a warrant period?I dont have the$ and it's due 4days

I was in a car accident that was deemed not my fault. But because my insurance had relapsed the month prior ( I was working food delivery to keep in income when the accident happened) I havent had the money to pay it. Its 12/2 and it's due by 12/6. Should I just go to the traffic court before... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 3, 2021

If your case is an infraction and you do not pay by the deadline the court should not issue a warrant, though I have seen it done. However, your license would most likely be suspended. You should file a motion with the court requesting more time to pay and state your financial issues with paying... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for Indiana on
Q: I wrapped a huge rv for a company.Spent every dime I was given on vinyl and installers and a garage large enough to fit

The rv and then the clients didn't like the rv outcome told me to remove all that was done and now they say I can have criminal charges how so?They didn't like the outcome and said remove.I spent all the money given on this wrap to now I feel I need to file bankruptcy.I have no money to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 18, 2021

There is no criminal conduct in what you described. Cease all communications with them. There is no money to refund.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Indiana on
Q: Abandoned vehicle at storage has been here for years, tag expired 2012 Is there Streamlined abandonment tiitle Process?

Vehicle stored over 5 years with no payments or contact with owner.

Attempts to contact owner satisfied but unsuccessful. Vehicle valued under $700, not road worthy.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 15, 2021

If the vehicle is abandoned, you can file a request for salvage title and obtain title to the make it your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Collections and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Since covid 19 started well little but after i have been unable to pay my credit cards and 1 loan, i have moved how can

Find out if there is a summons for me or court date in Indiana

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 13, 2021

Call the court in the county in which you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Identity Theft for Indiana on
Q: If I am being sued for stealing money from someone, how do I go about it?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 5, 2020

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. It would be difficult for an attorney to offer instructions of a general nature in such a setting because they would need to see what is alleged in the papers. It would be better to take the papers that were served... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Collections for Indiana on
Q: I have 2 ER bills.I can't pay off but am sending in payments each month.Can they send me to collections?

Went to two different hospitals, billed for them and ambulance ride. I cant pay what they want, asked for a payment arrangement and what they wanted was too high. So I am sending in $25-50 each bill each month.

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Apr 9, 2020

They could send you to collections at any time for a bill that is not timely paid. However, keeping in contact with the company and continuing to make regular payments are good actions to take to prevent them from doing so.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Collections and Gov & Administrative Law for Indiana on
Q: Indiana- Will I get my sons fathers Tax Refund if he is behind 19k .

I filed for child support again and was approved His support started in December and comes right out of his check to me . Will IRS intercept refund or is it too early . The court sent a letter in late December stating he owed That amount otherwise I wouldn’t have known

John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Jan 30, 2020

Based on your question it is a possibility his tax refund could get intercepted.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Indiana on
Q: can my credit card company call and tell my husband my credit card balance and try to get payment with out my permissio

my husband is not on my credit card account and I never gave them permission to speak to him but they did anyways without my permission and they never even asked him the severity questions all the said was what is your name and then told him about my account and balance.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 20, 2019

Credit card companies are not supposed to do this; however, there is very little you can do about it, other than to pay off the credit card they are calling about. You can also report them to the federal agency that regulates credit card companies.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Collections for Indiana on
Q: How to petition court to use time served in jail towards fine?

What is it called? I want to look up an example maybe to format mine similarly. Do I just write dear judge can you apply the extra month I served towards the bond at 20 dollars per day? Then send it to the clerk with my cause number?

I overserved my sentence by a month.

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Jan 27, 2019

You can't do that. The extra time you served is lost. What you might, perhaps, do is file a petition to modify the sentence with respect to the fine imposed. That is assuming you were assessed a fine at all.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: How do I collect on a $25,000 promissory note with a maturity date of December 31, 2018?

The individual that signed the promissory note is currently unemployed and is unable to work at this time as he has suffered an injury while on the job. It seems that he does not have any other assets that I can put a lien on at this time.

Stuart Gregory Steingraber
Stuart Gregory Steingraber answered on Dec 12, 2018

Sue and get a judgment anyway. In CA, it is good for 10 years and can be renewed for 10 year multiples in the future. CO probably has a similar arrangement. Good luck and God bless.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Collections for Indiana on
Q: Are you able to place a lien on a worker's compensation claim in the state of Indiana?

The lien would be placed as a means to pay off a promissory note.

Stuart Gregory Steingraber
Stuart Gregory Steingraber answered on Dec 12, 2018

Probably not because worker's comp awards are generally protected from creditor's claims. WC awards are intended to compensate a person injured on the job and not to pay the worker's debts.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Indiana on
Q: Can an atty ask for interest on mefical bills prior to receiving a judgement and make you pat it to avoid judgement?

Bills were from 2 years ago and were sent to a collection agency and now to atty.

I offered to pay in full the amount minus the interest but was told that the collection agency is refusing my offer of 500 less because they want the interest. No judgement has been obtained.

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Oct 12, 2018

The attorney can ask for whatever he or she wants in order to settle the case. The incentive for you to comply is to avoid having a judgment on your record. If the attorney is asking for interest it is almost certainly the case that whatever agreement you signed for the medical bills included a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: My lease was up July 31 2018. I moved out, landlord sent eviction notice in September after I'd moved. Is this legal?

Got notice of Motion for 41E dismissal today, September 22, and I'm not sure what it means. Can I fight this eviction as I was no longer under a lease or even in the property?

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Sep 25, 2018

There should be no need for an eviction if you have already moved out. If there is a hearing date, be sure to show up for that. That said though, if you got a notice of motion for dismissal, that means that one side is attempting to dismiss the case. Contact the clerk of the court to find out what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Collections and Probate for Indiana on
Q: Have some questions regarding my late husband's estate. I'm the executor of his estate and am in need of a few answers..

My husband passed away going on 7 weeks now and In his will he left me the executor of the estate and left it up to me to choose what to do with everything. He was a family physician and I have already taken care of his practice and have sold it. But he left myself and my 2 children with a lot of... Read more »

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Sep 25, 2018

Since you have already met with an attorney you should be asking your attorney these questions. Depending on what type of estate you have opened, your answer may vary.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Q: Is it legal for Capital One to send me a bill and offer half off the balance after filing suit against me?

Capital one hard and attorney / collection agency and they took out a lawsuit against me and had me served. I submitted a motion for production asking for them to show proof where I signed a contract and other questions. They now have sent a letter to me in the mail showing a balance which is the... Read more »

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Sep 12, 2018

If you are represented by an attorney, and they know you are represented by an attorney, they need to go through your attorney to contact you. Otherwise, how else are they going to contact you.

Based on your commentary, it appears the want to settle with you before the incur court costs....
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Indiana on
Q: How can I find out if someone calling to collect on a debt is legitimate?

I requested a letter of validation over the phone. They sent me an email, but it doesn't have a physical address for the collector on it. Things just seem a little off. They are collecting on an old payday/online loan, the lender wasn't licensed to lend in my state, does that void the... Read more »

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Apr 20, 2018

You are right to be wary about debt collectors. There are many unscrupulous and downright fraudulent collectors out there.

Unfortunately there is database of debts out there. If you believe that you legitimately owe this debt and they are the legitimate holders of that debt, by all means...
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Indiana on
Q: i received a summons from my local court. i am being sued for a personal debt for non-payment. can i be forced to pay?

i received a summons from my local court. i am being sued for a personal debt for non-payment. i am on social security disability, and if i understand correctly, my benefits can not be garnished since i have the money deposited directly into my checking account. but, can a judge still force me... Read more »

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Mar 9, 2018

If you are being sued on a debt and you have received a summons you still need to go even if you are on disability, have a limited income or are indigent. You can still be sued even if you are indigent or do not have the means to pay. Do not ignore a court summons. If you are indigent it is most... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Collections and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Q: Haven't paid on car in almost 7 years. Ran report and doesn't show total loss or salvage title. Do I own and can I sell?

Dealer never repossessed vehicle, even after I returned the keys and provided the adress to the vehicle. Car shows clean title on vehicle reports but I never received it. They never took me to court over it, nor is it on any of my credit reports. I want to sell the vehicle but don't know what... Read more »

Chase T Wilson
Chase T Wilson answered on Oct 24, 2017

This isn't really a personal injury question so take my answer pessimistically. In my opinion you should return the car to the dealership as you've forfeited your ownership of it in exchange for release of either your auto loan or lease obligation. At the very least you need to contact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and International Law for Indiana on
Q: Can German SOL be applied in the US?

I received notification from The Debt Masters ( based out of California ). They recently acquired an old debt from Telekom Deutschland; a phone provider I used while stationed in Germany in 2013. To my understanding of German Civil Code BGB Section 195, the SOL has exceeded according to the... Read more »

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Aug 28, 2017

Generally, courts have held statutes of limitations to be laws of the forum, so that statute applied might be from the place in which you are and can legally be sued. It sounds like that's Indiana for you, so you should check with an Indiana lawyer. But, it is reasonably likely that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Collections and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Towing company charging me to get my own property

I was in an accident involving only myself. My vehicle was then towed. I need to get some of my personal belongings out of the vehicle but the towing company wants to charge me to get my things. Can they do this? I have all the paperwork and the keys to the car.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Jun 22, 2017

If your car was towed because it was not driveable, the towing company had a right to tow it and an obligation to store it, probably under police order. If you do not have towing on your car insurance or you do not have car insurance, you are responsible for the towing and storage fees. The... Read more »

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