I just received wage garnishment paperwork that is dated 9/3/2004 from an old landlord I wasn't aware that I had been used we had a verbal agreement that if I moved out then I wouldn't be sued or have an eviction. So I left 15 years later I received papers saying they're going to garnish my paycheck
It sounds like there was a judgment based on a lawsuit in which you were never properly served, but unfortunately a default judgment can be entered even if debt collectors submits a Proof of Service of Summons which is later shown to be false.
If the papers you have show a case number and a county, you can dig up the file at the courthouse and get a copy of the Proof of Service of Summons. From there you can either file a motion to vacate the default judgment, or file a new lawsuit challenging the entry of the default judgment. In cases like this, especially when the judgment is so old, I have found that my clients have better results filing a new lawsuit for equitable relief.
This is general information and does not create an attorney-client relationship; it is given for educational purposes in the spirit of sharing information on a public forum to provide the perspective of my clients who are consumers, borrowers, tenants, and bankruptcy petitioners. If you send me a direct msg, I won't be able to respond with more info unless you are going to hire me for representation.
Fifteen years of interest at 10% per annum is 150% of whatever you originally owed. If you owed $2000, it would be $5000. If they won’t settle, you might want to consider bankruptcy.
This is general advice. You are anonymous. If you PM me i won’t know what it’s about.
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