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Q: Attempt to be served after setting up payment arrangement with creditor’s lawyers.

I have had correspondence with lawfirm who agreed to payments on a debt. Today there was a card from a lady who tried to serve me for a lawsuit. I haven’t been able to find anything about the lawsuit yet and am unsure of how i would find this. Any advice? The payments have not defaulted.

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Jun 6, 2019

If a lawsuit has been filed, it is a public record at the courthouse. However, it will only be filed in one county ( not all of them) and many times, the plaintiff has a choice as to which county they may elect to file in. For example, if the debt is the result of an auto accident, the plaintiff... Read more »

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Q: Does a small moving company in GA have a legal right to dispose of our possessions due to unpaid remaining balance owed?

They helped us mive from GA to TN 2 years ago. We made a partial payment to them and they moved most of our stuff. They had to go back and get a few remaining possessions and have held onto them while waiting for us to pay the remaining balance. We've had financial difficulties and have discussed... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery answered on May 16, 2019

You will need to talk to a Georgia lawyer. Most States have laws for warehouse liens, etc. After awhile, the Bailee/Landlord runs an ad in the paper, then either sell or own the stored items.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Tennessee on

Q: I have an interlock device installed in my car. I have finished the 6 month period. I'm planning on selling the car.

Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 17, 2018

You are better off first complying with all Court Sentencing requirements, then contacting the Department of Safety and complying with their requirements to obtain a Tennessee Driver's License. Putting the alcohol device on the car is expensive and you need to get your money's worth prior to... Read more »

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Q: I was married in Louisiana I currently reside in Tennessee how do I divorce my spouse and get custody issues settled

Spouse currently lives in Louisiana

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on May 11, 2018

Sorry, but much more information is needed to determine where you sound file for divorce. Based on the brief info provided, my first impression is to hire an attorney in Louisiana. Louisiana law differs from the rest of the United States in some ways because of its history as a French colony (... Read more »

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Q: The Contract says Arbitration is the remedy - the builder refused to Arbitrate

built a home, was in contract Turn Key and to Code, arbitration in contract, builder now refuses o arbitrate

Bennett James Wills answered on Feb 7, 2018

You may have to file a lawsuit to compel arbitration by court order. Consult with a local attorney.

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Q: I'm disabled and have debts I owe....can the court of TN. Place a lien on my vehicle?

Leonard Robert Grefseng answered on Oct 31, 2017

yes, if you get sued and lose, the judgment against you becomes a lien on ANY property you own. The judgment is good for 10 years, and will attach to property you acquire in the future during that 10 year period. Perhaps you should consult a bankruptcy lawyer.

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Q: Prose respondent being crushed in an unfair arbitration. Is there a legitimate motion that can be filed in any court?

I am disabled, been through many recent surgeries and I have the final hearing coming up next week. The arbitrator is horribly conflicted with the opposing attorney. Is there a motion I can file in the original county court, or even federal to not only slow this train, but also bring attention as... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 30, 2015

Yes, you probably need to file a motion, but unfortunately it appears that it would be best done by an attorney.

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Q: I have not seen my kids in over 5 years. I pay child support each week and I have been through multiple court battles

the mother never shows up for court. the mediation never gets settled. the courts do not punish her for contempt. and i have ran out of money to keep paying an attorney for this issue. Can i sign my parental rights away?

Eugene L. Belenitsky answered on Oct 23, 2015

Yes, but you still have to pay child support until someone adopts the children or they reach age of majority.

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