Civil Summons!

by Angie
(Ludlow, KY)

If I have a civil summons served to me, can they hold my income taxes when it is filed?

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Oct 26, 2010
civil summons and tax refund
by: Gerri


If I understand your question, you have been served with a summons over a debt. The next step is for you to respond to the summons. There should be information on the summons describing how to do that.

Unless you can work something out to settle or pay the debt, you will likely have to appear in court. If you do not appear in court, the creditor or collector will get a default judgment against you. You want to do whatever you can to avoid that, since a judgment will open up different avenues for collecting the debt.

If this matter has not gone to court yet, we urge you to at least get a a free consultation with a bankruptcy attorney so you can explore your options and find out what you can do to avoid a judgment. In addition, the attorney can tell you what the creditor or collector can do to collect if they are successful in getting a judgment against you. They can tell you want is safe from creditors (in terms of your income and assets) and what might be at risk.

I hope this is helpful!

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