A year ago approx. I was told if I joined up with a place called the Hill law group. they would get my debts settled for a less amount I've been making payments every month, now I recieved a summons for $5,344.17. I was told I need a notorized power of attorney. The hills law group sent a power of attorney but forgot to notorize it. I'm working on that. I am supposed to send a answer sheet Filed. The court house said they don't have one and they don't file them. I tried an office supply store, they don't carry them. Where can I get one ? I live on a retirement check and don't have any money for a lawyer. Can you help me? I live in Yakima, Washington.
Although in some states, the courts utilize pre-printed forms for nearly everything, in many states, the pleadings are individually crafted by the attorneys practicing law as a profession.
Although you may be able to find examples of "Answers" at the local law library, it is not uncommon for a court to not use a standard or pre-printed form.
Hope this perspective helps!
If you are living on a pension or social security income, you are "Judgment Proof". Simply call the attorney on the summons and tell them you are living on social security or pension and they should leave you away. I am licensed in WA. I can recommend a service that keeps harrassing creditors and lawsuits away from the elderly. For any questions, please feel free to call me at 253-383-0140.
I am not your attorney and am not giving legal advice.
This is not completely unusual. Your creditors are not bound by your agreement with the Hill Law Group, or any other company working as a debt consolidation company. Your best bet would be to contact the Hill Group and inquire as to what they are doing with this. If no response, I would talk to the creditor and explain your situation. If they are still not willing to work with you, you might want to find an attorney in your area that could help you file a chapter 7 bankruptcy. Most bankruptcy attorneys offer free consults, which would be a good way to at least have your situation completely evaluated.
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