Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a pending payment this is due March 1st as part of a…

Customer Question
I have a pending payment...
I have a pending payment this is due March 1st as part of a civil suit settlement in Illinois (it's one of 84 structured monthly payments; I have paid 12 so far). I don't have the funds to make a payment. Plantiff has indicated that they will give me notice of default and file for a default judgment on March 2. If I pay within 30 days of March 1, will the court allow me to get back on the agreed upon monthly payment plan? In other words, is a grace period available/implied (it's not mentioned in our settlement agreement). I'm concerned that the plantiff will start to garnish wages.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Legal
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
2/29/2016
Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago
Alex J. Esq.
Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 16,970
Experience: Experienced Licensed Attorney
Verified

Hello. My name is***** am a US licensed attorney and I will be happy to answer your question.
I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Please note, I cannot comment on your specific situation, as this services is only limited to general information and for any legal advice / legal service you should contact your local attorney.

Generally, there is no implied grace period, unless specifically stated in the settlement agreement and the creditor can in fact give notice of default and obtain default judgment, even if the debtor attempts to make a payment as soon as a day after the monthly due date, the creditor can refuse the payment and obtain a default judgment.

I am very sorry to provide you with this bad news, but please understand that I do have professional obligation to provide JustAnswer.com customers with correct answers, even when answer is not favorable to the customer.

I wish you the best of luck and God bless you!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

Please let me know if you have any related follow up questions?
If not, please positively rate and accept my answer, so I can be compensated for my work.
Thank you.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Alex J. Esq. Your Own Question
Alex J. Esq.
Alex J. Esq.
Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 16,970
16,970 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experienced Licensed Attorney

Alex J. Esq. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,658 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,843 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,266 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

301 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
I am in Ohio. I have had a default judgment but was never
I have had a default judgment but was never served a notice of such actions … read more
DamienJD
DamienJD
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,321 satisfied customers
I am trying to get my license suspension lifted and from a
hi I am trying to get my license suspension lifted and from a wreck back in 2010 I looked up what my options are so I am looking at what my next steps are … read more
Legalease
Legalease
Attorney At Law
Doctor of Law w/ highest honors
15,719 satisfied customers
I recently obtained a judgment in my favor for case of certain
I recently obtained a judgment in my favor for case of certain amount I loaned to someone. I issues a wage deduction order to the employer of the person, but they returned with figures that the person… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
I went to court over a collection account and was ordered to
I went to court over a collection account and was ordered to pay $35 to the plantiff bi-weekly until september 25, 2011. I was also ordered to contact the plantiff and enter in a new verbal payment an… read more
Alex J. Esq.
Alex J. Esq.
Attorney at Law
Doctoral Degree
16,970 satisfied customers
We have a medical collection that we were recently sued for.
We have a medical collection that we were recently sued for. It is about $5500 including fees. We just received a Notice Of Entry Of Judgement. The first page says; "A General Judgement with a money a… read more
Ellen
Ellen
Lawyer, Consultant
Doctoral Degree
8,238 satisfied customers
I am currently employed and my wages have been garnished for
I am currently employed and my wages have been garnished for over a year now. I recently had my bank account garnished by the same company. I live in Colorado. Is this legal?… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,843 satisfied customers
just went to court had summory judgement what does this mean
just went to court had summory judgement what does this mean could not afford to pay before judgement what now. can there be some kind of settlement still my wife has just had a heart attack is bankru… read more
Lady Themis
Lady Themis
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
65 satisfied customers
I have received a summons for a credit card debt. We had been
I have received a summons for a credit card debt. We had been unable to pay in the past due to employment changes but now have the capability to make monthly payments. If they garnish wages, we won't … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,756 satisfied customers
My husband was in an auto accident 3 years ago and racked up
My husband was in an auto accident 3 years ago and racked up some pretty high medical bills. He received a settlement for $300,000. $100,000 of that went to the lawyer, $100,000 is in a structured set… read more
FraudExaminerNate
FraudExaminerNate
Managing Member
Juris Doctor
286 satisfied customers
I received a letter in the mail from an attorney saying that
I received a letter in the mail from an attorney saying that they can help with a possible municipal suit with a credit card company. I made arrangement with the debt collection agency last March and … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,454 satisfied customers
I had failed to contact the court within 30 days of receiving
I had failed to contact the court within 30 days of receiving a notice regarding a credit card account. Since doing this the judgement was against me for the amount due. I have tried contacting the cr… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
I received a summons to appear in court within 30 days of receivi
I received a summons to appear in court within 30 days of receiving the summons. It is from a lawfirm /collection agency representing Citibank Credit Card. It says I owe 14,668.87. I called them to ne… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
I lived in a property and I was evicted in 2007, the landlord
I lived in a property and I was evicted in 2007, the landlord took me to court, when a notice was sent to me for the trial and I never recived the notice because the courts put the wrong address on th… read more
Lady Themis
Lady Themis
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
65 satisfied customers
I have just filed a civil suit against an individual. I filed
I have just filed a civil suit against an individual. I filed all papers with the county and paid the filing fee. I've had the Summons & Complaint served on the individual that I am sueing. I have jus… read more
David C. Garner
David C. Garner
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
929 satisfied customers
My husband thought that he was helping a co-worker by co-signing
My husband thought that he was helping a co-worker by co-signing for a car, but the dealership made him the primary owner instead of the co-signer. His error was not paying more attention to what was … read more
lwpat
lwpat
Doctoral Degree
256 satisfied customers
my daughter took out a loan for school. It has gone to filing
my daughter took out a loan for school. It has gone to filing a judgement. The creditor is demanding all the money now and will not work out payments which my daughter offered to do. They are threaten… read more
Tina
Tina
Doctoral Degree
83 satisfied customers
We are very tight financially and are considering a voluntary
We are very tight financially and are considering a voluntary surrender of an auto which we cannot sell or trade-in because we have negative equity of approximately $10,000. We thought about trading d… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
My wife has had a judgement against her for $2,300.00 and has
My wife has had a judgement against her for $2,300.00 and has been to court 5 times to answer a citation for discovery of assets. Each time the citation has been dismissed, the attorney for the planti… read more
Daniel Solutions
Daniel Solutions
Doctoral Degree
5,212 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x