Just got a court summons to collect a debt and I don't feel the need to go to court as I don't have money to pay the debt but the company said to call them the next day to setup payment arrangements
You have gotten a civil warrant in debt - which seeks money, but you are using a criminal law term, "failure to appear" to describe you not contesting it. What usually happens when you fail to appear in a civil case is that you have judgment entered against you, for the original amount owed, plus interest,plus attorney's fees (if the debt allows that), plus filing fees, etc. Be prepared to deal with and owe/pay all of that if you truly "do not feel the need to go to court." In effect, you are conceding all of that. Take care.See question
What will happen
What will happen is up to the judge - but prepare yourself for him/her to say something like, "Well, you missed the original court date, I issued a capias, for which you showed up. A new date was given and you say you "accidentally missed that date. Capias number two was issued. It appears to me that you either do not care or are not sufficiently concerned about what happens. I take this too mean that I should. . . " which likely will mean jail time. A lawyer can help soften the sentence, or you can continue to go it on our own. Wish there was a better scenario, but it seems that you know by asking the question what is likely. Good luck! - I changes the topic to criminal defense.See question
I rented a car from Enterprise Car Rental and when I returned the car the Enterprise employee told me that the hood of the car had some dents. I asked where? She said "if you angle yourself this way you can see them - hey were not there before ...
Dispute the damage and eh charge. Notify your credit card of the fraud. Request a copy of the "incident" report. Document everything in writing. Do not sue them! good luck!See question
I won a judgement and the person still refuse to pay, I was told I had to feel out paperwork for garnishment but I am not sure which paperwork I have to fill out.
The suggestion is like a information sheet that allows the clerk to "check" the basis for the summons, which is the actual order to the garnishee (person that owes the debtor). Almost all clerks have an information sheet, as does the Virginia Supreme Court, on its website. It is not unusual for non-lawyers to take more than one try to get all the papers correct. Good luck!See question
Neighbor has ingress/egress easement on our property for a secondary access to their property. They recently changed the composition of the easement road from gravel to paved (similar to a driveway). What notifications legally should have been ...
Your post raised issues that have been around since people owned property and allowed someone else to cross it! There are a host of issues and protocols that have been litigated and written about by legal experts. I think that the drastic improvement you describe would require (let alone in the name of good form) the dominant tract owner [the paver] to notify and seek permission or at least comments from the owners of the servient tract [the six owners over whose property the easement runs. Whether the easement is in writing, any terms, etc. are some of the issues involved. You can use the AVVO finds a lawyer feature to locate a Herndon land use/real estate layer. All six owners should try and work together as a united front. Good luck!See question
I signed a non compete agreement with PetSmart(I'm a dog groomer) a little over 2 years ago. It basically says I can't work within a 10 mile radius of my store for 6 months after employment. I am trying to start my own mobile grooming business and...
Based on what you posted, if you only operate outside of the "restricted area, " you would not be violating the terms of the agreement. As others have noted, the entire agreement must be addressed. Take care.See question
My wife was driving on the interstate. She was getting ready to pass a Semi Truck when his rear tire exploded. Tire "Shrapnel" scratched and dented her car. They both pulled over and exchanged information. Due to the location it was in between...
YOI am sorry that your wife's car was damaged. However, in order to recover when this happens, she must show what the trucker or his company did wrong, or failed to do (which they should have). The "mere" happening of an accident or damage does not mean someone is liable. While a personal injury lawyer may be able to determine that the trucker breached his duty - it is very hard to determine and prove, since he has all of the pre-accident information and he likely did not document anything that would show his error. Take care.See question
My elderly parents built their "dream home" in Elliston in 2006. The builder provided a 10-year home warranty and a 15-year dry basement/crawlspace warranty. Shortly after moving into the house in late 2006, my parents noticed water pooling in the...
It does sound like a warranty claim can be made. I would not expect too much from an "elder abuse" claim, since it will be very difficult to prove. You are going to need an experienced construction lawyer to handle this case, who can work with the expert you retain. It is likely you will need a Class A licensed builder, as well, since a landscape excavation contractor will likely not be qualified to opine on the many facets f the building, crawlspace, etc. You can use the AVVO fin d a lawyer feature - good luck! This is going to be expensive.See question
Many years ago I had a pretty unreliable employer that occasionally checks would not clear due to non sufficient funds. There is at least one check, possibly two, that I never actually got my money from, and due to laziness and procrastination (m...
Sounds like that ship sailed years ago - sorry!See question
My dad made me an authorized user on a cell phone account and I made a few extra purchases and now he says he is filing charges and I've been paying the bill
Pay him off, apologize and do not exceed the authority you get in the future. Good luck.See question