I had my wife deposit an unsolicited check for $5,000 that had been sent to her. It was to be a bridge loan as I had
San Diego, California
I had my wife deposit and unsolicited check for $5000 as a bridge loan because I was in the process of collecting some
aged bills. Unfortunately, I developed a catastrophic illness and was hospitalized for 5 months. After that I was not able to make payment and my wife was sued for the amount. After the suit, I made arrangements to pay $250/mo and did for about a year. My wife then received a call to increase the repayment amount, which we were unable to do. One day before the attorney was to start garnishment proceedings. Prior to this, for two weeks, an associate from the attorney's office told her that the
garnishment proceedings were being halted and that she would be receiving papers in the mail; then, 1 day prior to proceeding with garnishment proceedings, she was told to pay $1,000 or the garnishment would proceed. She did not receive timely notices of court dates, nor did she ever received an accounting report although one had been requested several times. Now, she has requested, via certified mail, an accounting so we can resolve this matter. None has been sent even though she has received
the certified receipt signed by the attorney's office. Where do we go from here? Whatever they are doing smacks
of "illegal" to me. What can we do to get this matter settled without having them charge us forever?