Can they freeze my bank account?

Asked over 2 years ago - Lakeland, FL

I owe a hospital less than 10G was making paments of $75.00 a month made 3 payments and they have stopped sending me a bill,..they first told me that 75 was not enough,but still took it,.can they do anything to my bank account?..I'm still willing to make the payments and will increase it after other Drs. are payed. No collection company has contacted me as this time.

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  1. Sheila Dawn Norman

    Contributor Level 10


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . You may want to talk to a lawyer, such as a bankruptcy lawyer ( most of us offer a free consultation ) to get information about exemptions, or legal protection for your assets. Depending on your circumstances, your bank account may be exempt (safe) even if they have a judgment.

  2. Margery Ellen Golant


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . You should speak to an attorney. Hospitals are not obligated to take payments and typically send their debts to collection agencies or sell them to debt buyers, and both collection agencies and debt buyers are very hard nosed and often dishonest. You need to be clear on what they can and cannot do IN YOUR CASE so that you will be able to make good decisions, since I am sure you have not heard the last of this.

    Please note that the above is not intended as legal advice, it is for educational purposes only. No attorney-... more
  3. Zonald Evan Spinks

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . They can only freeze your bank account if they get a judgment against you. If you are head of house hold, they may not even be able to do that. But, they would need to file a lawsuit against you and get a judgement which would take a while and you would certainly know about it. Then they could attempt to freeze your account and/or garnish your wages. At this point, I would recommend you just work out some type of payment plan.

    Good luck!

    Zonald Spinks, Esq. Phone: (813) 413-5352 Fax: (813) 658-5893 Twitter: @ZonaldLaw Skype: Zonaldlaw... more

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