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Credit card debt after the death of the cardholder

Question pertains to United States: California. I am including as much information as may be pertinent. My mother died a few weeks ago. I was estranged from her as my parents divorced when I was a ...
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What might be the consequences of not declaring foreign student debt when applying for a mortgage abroad?

When moving to a foreign country I know of many people who have decided not to declare their foreign (United Kingdom) student debt. What might be the consequences for doing so and how might a provider ...
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Can my UK debt be collected because I have to return to US?

I am a US citizen residing on a UK work visa and due to a horrible work environment I have decided to resign. Due to the limitations of my visa I am only allowed to work for this specific company in ...
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What if a restaurant suddenly cannot accept credit cards, and the customer has no cash?

If a restaurant normally accepts credit cards, and a customer eats a meal there, then tries to pay with his valid credit card, and the cashier says the credit card system is down and they can only ...
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I lent someone money then they moved out of state and stopped communicating. How do I track down this individual for prosecution?

Against my better judgement I tried to help a fellow renter, my housemate, in a time of need. I had him sign a promissory note and lent him $1200 in Virginia. After the deadline passed I followed up ...
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Fraud if a director lies about being unable to pay

Context: Canadian Law; contractor; fraud Would it be considered fraudulence on behalf of the director (specifically CEO) of a company if they were to lie about being unable to pay a contractor, but ...
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Possibility of credit card trolling strategy

Let's say I owe 100k in CC debt. The cc company goes to sue. Correct me but civil trials take months, more.for low priority crap like debt collection. Just before the trial date, I find one of the ...
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Is a surviving spouse responsible for the medical bills of the deceased spouse

My wife died last December and the hospital where she had been receiving treatment is sending bills to the home, in her name, asking for payment. I called them and told them that she was deceased and ...
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Is this story about US tax office reasonable?

Ages ago I read a nice story that sounds quite reasonable, but might be complete nonsense. Here it goes: A private detective in the USA has lots of lawyers as customers. And they are notoriously ...
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Student Loan from years ago pops up and is taking my salary

Summary: For decades I had my student loans paid by automated payment from my bank without a problem; just take it out of my bank and there's a small benefit in interest for it. Recently, my ...
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What's the next step if a debt collector doesn't respond to my debt dispute?

A month ago I received a debt collection letter about an alleged unpaid tax bill. I did not recognize the bill, and had definitely never heard of it before this, so I sent them a letter within a few ...
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Wet Ink Signatures

Recently I've been pondering something - when you see these videos on YouTube and various other sites of people arguing with debt collectors about warrants, one of the most common things they say is "...
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Dispute unpaid debt of a deceased family member

My elderly relative died in December 2018. Her gardener has now (January 2019) sent us an itemised invoice. The items begin in March 2018 and end in November (my relative last left the house in ...
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Cancellation of debts in different countries

In my current jurisdiction debts are "cancelled" after ten years unless the creditor has "reminded" the debtor about the debt before that ten year period. If, however, the credit sends a reminder ...
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Can I make a contract on behalf of a company before it's incorporated with myself as the liable party?

I'm starting a company and I have investors willing to lend my business partner and I some early capital, but they want a debt convertible instrument in the form of a convertible promissory note. I ...
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Is a debt canceled if the creditor refuses a settlement offer?

I've been told by several people on several occasions -- in several jurisdictions within the US -- that if you owe someone money, you can offer some stupidly low amount of cash (most versions include ...
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Is there statutory interest on an unpaid debt, or can I only recover the principal?

I made a no-interest short term loan to a family member and have documentation of the debt, and he did not pay me back in the stipulated time frame. If I take legal means to recover the money owed, ...
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Can a debt collector legally demand payment and threaten a credit score effect without validation of the debt until requested?

I live in the state of Maryland. Several years ago I went to the ER to have an injury treated. I presented my insurance at the time of the injury. About a month ago (several years after the ER visit) ...
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Do legal tender laws prevent “no cash” restaurants?

This story about restaurants that only accept electronic payment set me wondering. I know that under legal tender laws a business can set a policy on what forms of payment it will accept, but that ...
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Trump offered E. Warren $1 million - can she collect?

Trump said he would donate $1 million to Elizabeth Warren’s favorite charity if she was Cherokee. Since she has evidence for it now, can she collect? What court(s) would/could she sue in if possible/...
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What to do about evasive debt collection agency I hired

Please excuse this question if I've overlooked obvious options, but I'm not an American citizen and I live outside of the USA, so I'm not familiar with American legal system, or agencies who might be ...
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Is publication of an unpaid debt considered to be libelous?

In the United States, if a debtor is in default, is it considered libel if the creditor publishes the fact that the debtor is delinquent? My understanding is that normally truth is a perfect defense ...
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Financial Debt Transaction question, Compliance/accounting laws

I am an IT Database person at our company. Our company does not have a financial transaction interactive program for business users, to log customer debt payments or debt increases. So they are ...
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Is social security constitutionally protected public debt?

Section IV of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution says "The validity of the public debt of the United States... shall not be questioned." The Social Security trust fund is currently projected ...
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What legally happens if the person being sued cannot pay the amount owed. (Special Case)

Here's a situation related to a story that's been in the news lately. I have no experience with any legal situations, so apologies for using incorrect terms/vocab. Conditions: The person being sued ...
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Can a tax debt owed to an EU country cause me any trouble in another EU country?

I have recently left my country (Greece) and moved to Germany. While I am employed and everything functions perfectly, I have some debts to Greece's tax collection bureau. While I will be able to pay ...
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Deficiency judgement period after foreclosure in IL

A friend entered in foreclosure in 2014, for a condo in Chicago, IL (Chase Bank). Some time later he received a form 1099-C for cancellation of debt for around $9K. I know there's a deficiency but, ...
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Can a hospital, or other entity, legally file collections on a debt incurred by a minor's parents?

Say a child goes to the hospital for whatever reason and, because hospitals are expensive, incurs a debt onto the parents. The parents, for whatever reason, elect not to pay. The hospital then ...
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What can I do about an employer witholding my final paycheck for “damages”?

So I accepted a 2nd job about 8 months ago as an elderly care taker for my landlord's parents. After a year their mental condition had deteriorated enough that I informed by landlord/employer that ...
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Can a creditor double their money after a default by joint debtors?

Can a creditor double their money after a default by joint debtors? In other words, lets say that two people jointly owe a bank $100,000 and both are fully responsible for the loan. The loan goes ...
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General bankruptcy inquiry in Germany

A person lives in Germany and owns a business which is in debt. They are afraid they will lose their child and be sent to "debt jail". Is this a real possibility? Is there any liability protection ...
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Does tolling apply to the statute of limitations in New York State?

More specifically, for a private unsecured debt with a statute of limitations (SoL) of 6 years in New York State, will the SoL be tolled (paused) if the debtor leaves the state, or the country (or ...
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Ch 13 Bankruptcy: What happens if you owe too much to repay in 5 years

As I understand it, Ch 13 bankruptcy protects a person by letting them repay their debts over a period of some 5 years. What if a person has more debt than they can repay in 5 years? (In Georgia.) (...
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Do economic sanctions prevent repaying debts?

Suppose that I lend money to a business or individual associated with the government in Russia, Venezuela, or some other country. Suppose that by the time the debt is due, my country of citizenship ...
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What rights do second lienholders have in foreclosure actions by primary lienholder?

It is common for real property to have multiple liens against it. The primary or "senior" lien is typically a mortgage lender. Subordinate liens may have attached to a property through loans or ...
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Is it possible to sue a UK based company from the US regarding debt collection?

I have a US-based LLC. The LLC is a service oriented company as opposed to product oriented. And all work is performed in the US. A UK-based client is delinquent in payments. The amount in dispute is ...
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Cell phone with zero usage sent to collections agency

A year ago I briefly had a phone plan in Alberta, Canada where I used absolutely zero data and no calling minutes. I called the phone company in order to cancel the plan on a Saturday, when they ...
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What would be the consequence of unpaid debt to a French company to a British person?

I live in the Scotland. Leaving out the details, I (allegedly) owe some money to a French company under a contract in French law. If I did not pay this money and was taken to court in France and lost, ...
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Is a B2B blacklist legal

We have a business client who is a non-payer and we've had enough. Is it legal to share details of this non-paying business to other businesses like mine? It wasn't mentioned anywhere in the ...
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Collections from a dissolved entity in Florida

If a corporation in Florida owes a business money, but the the debtor entity is now dissolved, what collections avenues are available to the creditor? Furthermore, can the creditor pursue the ...
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If the damages from a lawsuit force the defendant into bankruptcy, are they forgiven?

Say Bob throws a pool party, and because he's secretly homicidal, he decides to poison the pool water, and many of his guests end up in the hospital. He hires a good lawyer to defend him in criminal ...
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My phone number used to belong to someone in debt, now I'm getting harassed by debt collectors

A few weeks ago, I moved to a new city, and got a new phone number. The process of finding all my accounts everywhere and changing my number in each was long and complicated, and it's not something I ...
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What happens to unsecured debts which were secured in a Ch 13 bankruptcy when dropped?

In some cases in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a secured debt can be partially converted to unsecured. For instance an automobile which was not purchased recently can be 'crammed down' For instance a car ...
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10 year old traffic ticket

This started in the money SE, but has escalated. My wife received a traffic ticket 10 years ago in Nevada. We're currently in Vermont. She paid it, but didn't keep a record. Within the last few ...
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Refusing to pay part of a installment plan

I know very well that not paying a loan of any sort can traumatize your credit score, and depending on the loan agreement could also impact you legally. What about installment plans? Where no ...
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In the US in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, when are the amounts considered paid?

Hypothetically, Let's take the case of a debtor filing Ch 13 bankruptcy, with, say 25 thousand in debts secured with a car title, and 25 thousand in unsecured debts. Let's say he's planning to pay ...
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If collateral secured in a promissory note no longer belongs to the borrower, what happens on default?

I ask because a somewhat usurious former coworker (the lender) has a notarized agreement with a family member (the borrower) for a significant debt, where the house is used as collateral. The payment ...
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Are US banks required to notify users of debts before passing them to collections?

Say a customer of a large American bank, let's call him Paul, overdrafts on a debit card from said bank, let's call it ABC Bank. There is no notice of an overdraft at the time the money is withdrawn, ...
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Collection agency trying to collect on parking ticket? (Is this advice accurate?)

I got a ticket from a private parking enforcement company for leaving the lot when I did not leave the lot (the ticket even specifies the place I theoretically went to). I've been trying to fight it ...
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Can a UK retailer refuse full settlement of debt by a third party?

A person who is hospitalised and unconscious receives an outstanding invoice (of small value, say less than £50) from a UK postal retailer. A friend picks up the invoice, calls the retailer, explains ...