Can he sue me if I am still paying? How soon could this wind up in court?
The attorney fees got out of hand and the bill became something I could not keep up with. I am a schoolteacher, and I paid as much as I could monthly. The case was over on December 6th. A settlement was reached for the bill. On December 23rd a promissory note was sent for the settlement amount but the monthly payment amount was incorrect.
I sent an email noting the discrepancy and got no response. I called on January 3rd. He said he would update it and resend it. I never got it. On January 20th I got a letter that I am refusing to sign, that that offer is revoked, and that I have 10 days to pay $9k or he will hire an attorney for collection.
I sent payment for January in the interim. I have not refused anything. I figured the promissory note was coming, he claimed he resent it on January 6th. He knows I don’t have $9k.I could see this happening if a month or two had elapsed with no word from me, or if it was more evident that maybe I was trying to skip out on the bill. But not after a phone conversation about it on January 3rd, and sending him a payment on the 18th. It seems unreasonable. I've been very proactive about getting the bill resolved. I’m disappointed.