fruitchicken Posted November 6, 2018 Report Share Posted November 6, 2018 One of the "biggies" in debt collections apparently is suing me for about $3,000. However, the venue is 100 miles from where I actually live now. It's no secret where my new address is -- my driver's license, utility bills, etc. are all in my name at that address. I've never been served. I moved from that address 8 months ago, fleeing escalating domestic abuse from my son's father. The homeowner (my very loving dad), who is there full-time, has not witnessed any attempts to serve me and has not received any sort of substitute service at the house. There is no video surveillance of anyone even walking around on the property, attempting to serve. I only found out about it today when my dad got a "funny looking official letter" sent to me from the local judge and asked my permission to open it. It wasn't even sent certified mail, it was sent by first-class postage with a standard stamp. Apparently I have to be in court on December 4th. The letter was postmarked November 4th. By the time we received it (today) that leaves me with 29 days. Is it too late to do anything? I'm in Texas. I had another creditor come after me on an overinflated re-sold debt and I fought them off successfully. I cannot afford a lawyer -- we are on the cusp of being eligible for public assistance, even with me working full-time, and I am a single mother. Thank you for any insight you can provide. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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