I received a judgment in 2016 for a credit card account. In the judgment creditor box (plaintiff) it lists the credit company and C/O the law firm. They ended up garnishing my wages for a few weeks until the law firm listed on my judgment allowed an installment agreement for which I had to get a consent order to stop the garnishment. I was making regular payments for a while until I called to make a payment and the law firm stated they would no longer be handling this company's accounts. It has now been over a year and I received a motion to set aside installment payments from a completely different law firm for the same case, citing "defendant is not making payment per order." No dates listed for the installment agreement being entered and no dates listed for when the writ was suspended either. They literally signed their name, wrote I wasn't paying, dated it and filed it. Can they switch lawyers with out filing a new suit? Will this make my garnishment start all over again?
Yes, the creditor can switch law firms to handle the case/collection, but they cannot just abrogate a prior agreement, particularly if you were abiding by it. If you were abiding by its terms and the new firm isn't recognizing as such, you do have a basis to come back at them.
You should consider hiring a debtor defense attorney to assist you in this matter.
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