Rhode Island Collections Questions & Answers

Q: hello my license is suspended for the unsatisfied judgement act I was wondering Wat I could do to help me straighten out

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017
Neville Bedford's answer
Meet with an attorney. Be prepared to compensate them for the time it will take for them to research your case and advise you.

Q: There has been a civil lawsuit filed against me by a collection agency

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 7, 2016
Neville Bedford's answer
If you don't qualify for legal aid and cannot afford a lawyer, you must comport with the court rules and procedures and defend yourself. the Summons will tell you how long you have to file your answer with the court to avoid being defaulted. The judges will likely frown on your inability to know the law, raise appropriate defenses, follow proper procedure, and file counterclaim motions, if any are viable to your case. Good luck.

Q: I have a civil lawsuit brought on me by a collection agency I am not working have no income what can happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Rhode Island on
Answered on Mar 20, 2016
Neville Bedford's answer
If you do not appear, answer, nor defend the case, you will likely be defaulted. The judgement creditor may wait until you are employed or have other resources before asking the court to enforce the judgement. If your current condition continues and you have no assets, you may be "judgment proof" meaning that even though they have a judgement against you, you have no ability to pay. If you have other debts and have been out of work for some time, it may be worth your while to meet with an...

Q: My mother inlaw was in a nursing home for two week hospice paid first five day the she was denied Medicare she die on

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Health Care Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Mar 16, 2016
Neville Bedford's answer
Sorry for your loss. If you signed a guarantee for her medical costs, you may be contractually obliged to pay.

Q: my boyfriend owes me 80,000 dollars. I live in RI. He now lives in FL. What state do I sue him in and which court?

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 20, 2015
Neville Bedford's answer
That depends on where the contract you wrote says you may sue. (Of course you wrote a contract for a loan of that magnitude). Also, when you meet with and retain an attorney to assist you, you will have a good idea of where his assets are, that you may seize if you are successful in your action. They will then advise you of the costs in involved, the likely possibilities.

Q: How do i find out if there is a wage garnishment on my wages

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Rhode Island on
Answered on Apr 20, 2014
Neville Bedford's answer
Look at your pay stub.

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