I willfully gave up a vehicle that I had been buying, they came to my house to get the vehicle after I called and explained I could no longer afford it. I was issued a civil summons today with an address from somewhere I lived 15 years ago (unknown as to where they even got that one from). I cannot go to court due to health reasons, what will happen if I do not go?
They will get a judgment against you and come after you to collect it.
You are probably being sued for a deficiency balance on the car note. If you do not show up in court, the court will likely enter a default judgment against you. If you have any assets that can be garnished, the creditor will likely try to collect the judgment. Plus, a judgment will impact your credit score. You really should try to be in court, hire an attorney, or contact the plaintiff's attorney and work out a deal.
Licensed in TENNESSEE AND MARYLAND. This is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. This is for education and informational purposes only. It is always recommended that you contact an attorney with any concerns as each individual case is unique.
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