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Renee Cannella’s Answers

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  • Can you attach someones pay when they have two jobs?

    I am collecting a judgement and the defendant stopped paying and i tryed a wage execution but she doesnt bring home more then $300 a week. I recently found out she has 2 jobs so im sure with both she makes more then $300 so can a wage execution st...

    Renee’s Answer

    Attorney Hankins Is correct however in most cases, especially in small claims court and where a defendant is pro se, they do not respond to interrogatories and there is no procedure in small claims to compel them to respond. Your better bet is to file an application for examination of a judgment debtor. You can find the form on the judicial website. You will have to have them served in hand by a marshal and they will have to appear in court to answer you questions about their income, bank information, etc. Along with the ejd you should have them served with a subpoena rewiring them to bring pay stubs and other documents you feel will help you in your collection efforts. You can also serve interrogatories on the employers if you know who they are. Good luck.

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  • At what age can a child stay home alone during the day? Is there a maximum number of hours the child can be unsupervised.

    For summer vacation, my child will be 12. I work 8am-5pm. Not sure if she can stay home alone with the next door neighbor checking in periodically with her while I am at work?

    Renee’s Answer

    Attorney Lee gave you good advice. From a non legal perspective, what productive activity is a 12 year old going to engage in for 8 hours a day 5 days a week home alone? There are usually positive programs available through cities and municipalities for the summer for kids which are not too expensive and in some circumstances financial assistance is available. Your child would have a much better, productive summer engaged in some programming. Worth looking into.

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  • Being sued. Going to cout on Monday April 21. Did not receive required papers from collections lawyer, i.e. amt. debt buyer paid

    for acct. and a statement of applicable statute of limitations, which are required by Ct. substitute Bill No. 6173, Sec.3h,3h(c), sec.4 1a, 3i 6, 6b. Can i have the case dismissed?

    Renee’s Answer

    No. First of all 6173 died and was not passed into law. A debt buyer is not required to disclose what they paid for a debt. The statute of limitations is an affirmative defense which you must plead. The statute of limitations in CT on a debt is usually six years from the date of last payment.

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  • Being sued by collection agency for credit card debt

    I received a civil summons from collection agency for credit card debt. My last payment to the original creditor was in 2009 and it is now 2014. If credit cards are open ended accounts hasn't the SOL passed ? If so how would I answer the summons i...

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    In CT The Statute Of Limitations Is 6 Years. That Is Six Years From The Date Of Last Payment So They Are Within The Statute. Even If There Is A Different State Listed In The Contract For CHoice Of Law, CT Law Governs The SOL.

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  • Do I need a lawyer who deals with debt collection?

    How can I put an end to my brother's car payment bill from coming to my house EVERY MONTH? He asked my father to co-sign a car loan for him. My father agreed but has since passed away. I live in the house that my father used to live in. I own ...

    Renee’s Answer

    I Agree That You Should Send A Cease And Desist Letter. The FDCPA does Not Apply As It AppearsThat The Bills Are Coming From The Original Creditor But State Law Applies. I Suggest Sending A Copy Of Your fathers Death Certificate Along With The Cease And Desist Letter.

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  • Is it illegal if a mom slaps a child and it leaves a mark?

    My friend is being slapped by her mom and sisters and she is too scared to call the cops, and i don't even know if its illegal or not... I'm trying to help her but she refuses help... This has gotten to the point where she cries every night, and i...

    Renee’s Answer

    You don't say how old you or your friend are but assuming you are both minors this is an issue for an adult to handle. Clearly it is too much for her to deal with and the burden is too heavy for you. I would encourage you to speak to a teacher, counselor or administrator (such as your principal) at school. They will know what to do under these circumstances. Please reach out to an adult for help.

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  • I need to file a subpoena but the court said i need a EJD, what is that?

    the defendant stopped paying and i cant file a wage execution because she makes less then $300 a week and i dont want to file a bank execution because its a joint account. So i need to file and EJD with the subpoena and i dont know what the EJD is.

    Renee’s Answer

    Attorney Gallant is correct. You should also know though that if you have bank information, the fact that an account is a joint account does not matter. In the state of CT any funds deposited into a joint account belong equally to both holders of the account regardless of who deposited the funds.

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  • Should I use only one motion for judgment form (JD FM 176) to file for multiply orders?

    I am about to file for divorce and want to file for temporary custody of my minor child, child support , exclusive use of family home and alimony. My husband still resides in the home but we are at zero communication and I am unsure of his intenti...

    Renee’s Answer

    You can use the one form for Pendente Lite motions. Just check off all that apply. Good luck.

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  • EX wife kidnapped my son out of the country.

    My ex wife has sole legal and physical custody and the court terminated my visitation almost 3 years ago. I just received my ex wife's new address and number, which according to our divorce decree she must do, and she has moved out of the countr...

    Renee’s Answer

    Based on what you've disclosed you are not in a position to make demands. You have no legal custody, no physical custody and no right to visitation even if he were in the country.

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  • How do i get a customer to pay the rest of their 8k bill when they are out of state?

    A customer owes us 8k, they paid 1400 of the bill and now says they never authorized after paying a portion of the bill. They have sent us emails saying they would pay and now they didnt get paid from their customer and said they are not going to ...

    Renee’s Answer

    Check The Limits In Arizona Small Claims Court, I Don't Believe It Will Cover The $8K You're Owed.

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