My sister was struck and killed by a car in November 2019 in Portland OR. She was married and has no children. She died without a will and what we believe is an insolvent estate as we came to find out that she was secretly in a mountain of debt. Many collections agencies will not release... Read more »
I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there is no legal way to obtain the information you need about your sister's debt without filing a probate. Since your sister passed without a Will her spouse will inherit her estate through Oregon's intestate laws. I recommend he hire an experienced...Read more »
IF you are getting interoggatories in Oregon, then you have already lost a court case and your opponent is trying to collect. IF you fail to timely respond, or do not respond fully, or are not completely honest in your responses, you can be subject to contempt of court. That provides potential...Read more »
Likely yes - it is, after all, what a collection agency does. It would have to have been legally assigned or otherwise lawfully transferred from American Express to Midland but if so, Midland would have the same rights as American Express.
I just learned that my grandma's house is in foreclosure and scheduled for auction in about a week and a half on 6/20/19 due to an unpaid loan. If she were to file for bankruptcy, would it take the house off the auction block?
I need advice on collecting on a bad check. A client of my pet care business wrote me a bounced check for $420. I have alerted her via email (no replies), phone (disconnected numbers), and Certified Mail (failed delivery attempt). I understand that I likely need to take this to Small Claims Court,... Read more »
Do you have the original check back in your possession? I used to just take the check back to the bank it was written on (her bank) and ask the bank if they had sufficient funds so I could cash the check. Sometimes I would get lucky and the bank would pay me. You could try to cash it around the...Read more »
I was convicted in 2006 for forgery, when convicted the amount awed was joint and several with the other party. I am the only one in the past 13 years that has made any payments and has been garnished over this. Is it possible to get this dismissed to where the other party needs to be liable? Or... Read more »
You can always try but it is HIGHLY unlikely that you will extinguish your liability before 100% has been paid. It is, after all, the whole point of joint and several liability - both (all) parties owe the entire amount to the creditor, and the creditor is free to collect any or all of it from any...Read more »
Assuming there is no Judgment against you that is trying to be collected upon, you may well have a 6 year statute of limitations, running from your last partial payment or last legitimate charge on your bill. IF it truly is past the statute of limitations, and you are being harassed by a...Read more »
Plaintiff took me to small claims court, using a lease agreement that violated public policy and included terms that would require illegality to perform, as the basis of claim. Would the plaintiff have standing? If not, could the default judgement be attacked due to the fact that it is void?
If you defaulted on the claim then your options are very limited. You will need to try and set aside the judgment but this is done somewhat rarely. You will not be able to do it without an attorney, and then you are facing a situation where it would very likely cost more to set aside the judgment...Read more »
Unless you had some sort of contract, preferably in writing, you would have a difficult time getting a judgment against, which is required in order to get a writ of garnishment. I would contact an attorney that specializes in contract law if you think that the intent of both of was to pay you...Read more »
I'm trying to settle a dispute between a person I co-signed an apartment with. Well, it's more like I signed myself with her, so she can have a place to stay by herself since she has bad credit. I offered to pay the initial monthly rent plus fees, so she can move in as soon as possible. Fast... Read more »
The burden of proof will be on you to show that she owes you the money but yes, either small claims or regular court are you options. If you start in small claims court, she will then have the choice to remove it to regular circuit court or to let it stay in small claims court. If you start in...Read more »
I received a notice of assignment of debt from a debt collector in Utah, represented locally. I recall the original complaint, and I also recall filing an answer. I never got a notice of hearing or notice of default or notice of garnishment. When they reached out they had already gotten the order... Read more »
It depends upon what you mean. IF they went to court and they got a Judgment against you, a Judgment in Oregon is good for 10 years and may be renewed once for another 10 years from when renewed. After that it is gone permanently and anyone trying to collect on it may be guilty of an unfair debt...Read more »
To do a garnishment a creditor first has to have a judgment from the court. Then they have to serve garnishment papers on someone who has your property or money. So if you go somewhere to cash a check it is unlikely that your creditor would be aware of you doing this in time to serve garnishment...Read more »
There does not seem to be a question here but if you do not file an appearance with the small claims court within the specified 14 days, you will be subject to having a Judgment entered against you for the full amount being sought. If you think you may have a viable defense, you may wish to review...Read more »
How do I dispute this? I never got served papers, but when I called them they said someone answered the door and said they were me, I work during the day so I know for a fact I didn't receive any papers. So the person who "served papers" lied, cause I never got them. Do I have a legal case?
Likely not - if you have some adequate grounds to dispute the validity of the Writ or the amounts being garnished, then you have a time frame to oppose it in court. If you haven't filed within that time frame and the Judge believes you were not timely served with the Writ, he/she might extend your...Read more »
Father owned the lease. I co-signed(I think, I remember signing paperwork, trying to figure out now if it was a co-sign or what) He paid the rent, I did not. Debt was first opened April 1st 2012. I have never been contacted about this debt. I have had the same phone number since 2006, and changed... Read more »
IF this debt arises in Oregon and out of a residential landlord-tenant situation, and neither you nor your father have paid ANYTHING on it for at least a year, the statute of limitations has past and they no longer have a right to forcibly collect on it. You should demand that it be removed from...Read more »
She & her husband borrowed the $ for a house from my mom& stepdad. The verbal agreement was to fix it up, since her husband was a general contractor, and sell it, then pay them back. They never fixed it up & sold it, she bought a new house and lives there. My mom got divorced and she said that my... Read more »
Being the executor does not change or affect whether your sister owes the money or not. The real question is whether the "loan" is legally enforceable and how long it has gone on. It sounds as if there is nothing in writing, not even an IOU, and, as noted, how long it has been since she was...Read more »
above to be credited to be credited and satisfied in full. All sums due have been paid or otherwise satisfied in full and the judgement debtor does not owe any further sums to the state of oregon in connection with the money award for parentage cost". what does this mean
Heck if I know. Please don't quote a single sentence out of a letter with no explanation of the full situation and expect some attorney to risk malpractice by giving an anonymous stranger legal advice on the internet. It getting good legal advice is important to you, you need to contact an...Read more »
It is unclear exactly what has happened or the relationship between the parties. It also is unclear what you mean by ABC allowed DE to sign onto the lease so they didn't have to pay a deposit. Are you saying all 5 were on the same lease, secured by the original security deposit? Or did DE...Read more »
I would contact a lawyer, preferably one that deals with bankruptcy and debt issues. I know you want to take care of this debt but before you do pay it, you might want to know if bankruptcy is a better option which it might be if you have a lot of other debts. I see people struggle to pay one debt...Read more »
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