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  • An attorney's office is threatening to garnish my wages for a 10 year old credit card debt, can they do that?

    They told me I could pay them 600 today and 400 by the end of the month, but I would have to pay today. They said if they have to garnish my wages I will end up paying 10,000. I told the woman I am on maternity leave because I just had a baby and...

    Max’s Answer

    It does sound like a fake debt collector. It also sounds like you may have an FDCPA claim if they are collecting on a dead debt or collecting without authorization or licensure to do so. You should keep a diary of all your contacts with them (ie. date, time, name, and synopsis of conversation) There are a few firms in CT that handle this type of consumer law. Daniel Blinn in Rocky Hill handles FDCPA, as does Joanne Faulkner in New Haven and Rosenberg, Miller, Hite and Morilla in Stratford, CT. If this does not answer your question, please feel free to follow up with us.

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  • The contractor says he measured the roof wrong, do I have pay for his mistake?

    i signed a contract for roof replacement. After the work was started, contractor said I needed boards and a vent for an additional $1,550. I agreed to this charge. Then the contractor said he measured wrong and offered to stop the work after hal...

    Max’s Answer

    You definitely need to review the contract with an attorney. There may be a number of other issues that you can make use of to "convince" the contractor to complete the work he began on your house. I would need to see the contract to assist you further.

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  • Ima convicted felon. My girl friend has a carry permit for guns. Her fire arms are secured out of my reach can I visit her home.

    Her fire arms are again secured in a gun safe that I don't have the combo for. Am I in violation of my parole? Can she loose her permit

    Max’s Answer

    I don't think that you can insulate your self entirely for the rest of your life from fire arms. I think that as long as the weapons are properly secured you should be ok.

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  • Can I fight a stopped payment check?

    Did work for capital construction whom already has lawsuits pending on him with the department of labor. He owes me a sufficient amount of money and refuses to pay. I have a check for 3 thirds of the amount owed but he stopped payment on it. I wou...

    Max’s Answer

    I think you need to bring a bad check action and depending on certain other details regarding the matter you may be able to use Connecticut Unfair Trades and Practices Act (CUTPA) and Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices Act (UDAP) as well as a number of other causes of action. You should definitely sit down with an attorney to go over this situation. You can use the AVVO find lawyer feature to obtain an attorney in the right area that suits your needs. You can also call the attorneys that have answered your question here.

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  • Is there any lawyers in Connecticut area that will file a lawsuit for violation of a bankruptcy stay

    My family was evicted while a bankruptcy petition was/ is pending. All involved with the eviction where notified of the bankruptcy before the eviction

    Max’s Answer

    I see that you are in the Vernon Rockville area of Connecticut from your zip code. I believe that Attorney Joseph Santa Maria is in your area. You can find his information on AVVO using the find lawyer feature. Jason L. McCoy is in Vernon also as well as Bonnie Mangan. Good luck.

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  • Can you remove bankruptcy if it's due to bipolar spending spree?

    i have bipolar disorder and went on a spending spree which is a symptom of bipolar. It resulted in bankruptcy. I'd like that bankruptcy removed from my record since it was due to a mental illness.

    Max’s Answer

    It seems that your spending spree was as a result of your illness. Perhaps the bankruptcy was simply a solution to the problem you had already gotten yourself in. You certainly can not un-ring the bell. What is done is done. You should now focus on rebuilding your credit and making certain that this kind of thing does not occur again.

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  • May I seek alimony after a divorce judgment if my income significantly changes?

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, my income is likely to be significantly reduced from what was ordered in my divorce proceeding. I am planning to seek modification of child support, but at the divorce proceedings, we both stipulated we were not s...

    Max’s Answer

    No. Once you have waived alimony, you can never claim it again afterwards. The only thing that you can modify is child support. Good luck.

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  • Is it a violation of FDCPA 15USC 1692e(2)(A) if debt buyer adds contractual interest to creditor's "charged-off" account?

    Credit report shows original creditor's "charged-off"debt WITHOUT finance charges/interest added; debt buyer on credit report shows amount of debt WITH added interest. If the underlying agreement creating the debt is not produced, would this be c...

    Max’s Answer

    Attorney Elie makes a good point about using the Fair Credit Reporting Act as the method to bring an action. Please see the AVVO link I have attached for your perusal.

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  • How do you plead when you get a motion for default for failure to plead

    i am being sued from a debt collector and have to go to court Aug 6 but a couple of weeks ago i received a motion for default for failure to plead. i do owe it, i couldn't pay off the credit card so what do i do how do you file

    Max’s Answer

    If you go to the Connecticut Judicial Website, you should be able to find a forms section that will help you understand the basics of what and how to file an appropriate response. Attorney Shalvoy is likely correct that you need to file disclosure of defenses. You should definitely talk to an attorney who handles bankruptcy and/or debt negotiation. I would recommend using the Find A Lawyer search on the top right of the toolbar of this page.

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