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Q: limited action case from '07. in'14 it says case inactive. this week '24 they garnished my check. is this legal?

shawnee county kansas case number 2007LM020351

its a 2007 case. in 2014 in says case is inactive, then this week in 2024 they garnished my check. is this legal? what can i do about it?

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Mar 8, 2024

This can be confusing, I'll agree. What likely happened is that the creditor obtained judgment against you. When the judgment is entered the lawsuit is over. Judgments are generally valid for a long time, in many states its 20 years. Usually, a garnishment is a post-judgment action - the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for Kansas on
Q: sued by a debt collector,sent certified letter for arbitration to court and attorney a month ago no response,what to do?

Shown up to court each time was rescheduled, next date in Jan

Took all proper steps before the arbitration letter, mo response from court or the debt attorney, should I just file with AAA since I'm not getting answer

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jan 1, 2024

If you've sent a certified letter requesting arbitration and haven't received a response from either the court or the debt collector's attorney, it's important to review the arbitration agreement to ensure compliance with its terms. Sometimes these agreements specify how to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Kansas on
Q: Is a debt collector required to convey a settlement offer from the debtor to the creditor?
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Jan 20, 2024

Not necessarily. The creditor can tell the debt collector something like "don't bother me with offers of less than 50%" or "regardless of what the debtor offers, don't bother transmitting offers if the debtor cannot pay in one payment".

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Collections for Kansas on
Q: If I'm arrested for a class a misdemeanor charge in Missouri after statue of limitations runs out will I get my bond bac
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 25, 2023

If you post the entire bail, you get it back. If you purchase a bail bond, you get no refund.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Collections and Contracts for Kansas on
Q: i live in Kansas. i have collection agency trying to collect money for a fine i owed the county. i never gotbilled by co

the 1st bill i received came from collections? since i had no contract with collections, do i have to pay them? Are they allowed to take me to court if i dont?

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 24, 2023

If you owe the money, it does not matter if they gave you prior notice or that it is being collected by their collection agency.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Collections for Kansas on
Q: Can I file a motion to compel arbitration after the plaintiff has sent a request for discovery? Re: debt collection

There is an agreement with an arbitration clause. Do I still need to answer the plaintiff's discovery?

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman
answered on Mar 29, 2019

Probably. But you will probably need to coordinate the timing with the Court. You also must be in a Court that allows you to compel an arbitration hearing, or have a contract that has an arbitration clause in it.. Since I don't know what documents are involved (e.g. is there a contract with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Collections for Kansas on
Q: If you have a debt that has been sold to a collection agency are you legally bound to pay that debt?
David Adams
David Adams
answered on Apr 11, 2018

The very short answer is "yes." Certain rights of collection may be affected by a subsequent owner of the debt, but as a general rule, they step into the shoes of the original holder of the debt and may proceed as if they were the original owner of the debt.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Collections, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Kansas on
Q: I have so many questions.

I was recently caught shoplifting at Walmart. They took down my information and told me please do not ever steal from them again and that they will not be banning me from the store and that I was free to go. I got something in the mail to pay a $150 fine and I paid it right away. Now I got another... View More

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman
answered on Jan 8, 2017

If you are being told to go to court, then yes you are being charged. This is not a civil case from what I can tell. Contact a criminal lawyer immediately in your area. If you go to court, do not say anything except you want a lawyer. Posting on this board is not sufficient to give you the help... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Kansas on
Q: Do I need a lawyer to sue for unpaid loans? I have all the proof necessary to show that this was a loan and not a gift?!
Kenneth J. Geniuk
Kenneth J. Geniuk
answered on Mar 21, 2011

If you (the lender) are bringing the action as a business entity such as a corporation or LLC, then you must have an attorney. Otherwise you can bring your case without an attorney, but be careful in doing so, as you will be held to the same standards as an attorney, and will be expected to know... View More

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