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I have not been able to pay a bill because of illness and income. Now they are turning it over to a magistrate. What Should I do.

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Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

None. Just explained to the company why I could not finished paying them. It's $700.00

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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 3 months ago
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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 3 months ago

Good afternoon. Are you able to work out a payment plan with them for the balance?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
can't call me for this
Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 3 months ago

In a situation like this, if you have no money, assets or income, they have nothing they can go after, to satisfy the debt. Yes, they can sue and get a judgment but there would be no basis to try and enforce it since you have nothing for them to go after. If they file a lawsuit, you will be served and be given a chance to respond and contest this but if you have no defenses, they will get a judgment and likely hold it, until you have something for them to go after.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
can't call. I cannot pay that amount
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