evicted from a house ten years ago and now they are taking it straight from my check

by Shea
(Modesto, California, Stanislaus)

I lived in a house ten years ago and failed to pay rent. I moved out and now they are taking the money from my check.I live in California and it was already put in collections. Can the do this ? is their anyway to stop them ?

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Dec 16, 2011
evicted from a house ten years ago and now they are taking it straight from my check
by: Debtcollectionanswers.com

It sounds like you were sued for the money you owed; the landlord won a court judgment against you and then got the court's permission to garnish your wages in order to collect on the judgment. If you were properly served with notification of the lawsuit and you failed to appear in court to defend yourself, there really is not anything you can do to stop the garnishment other than pay the outstanding judgment amount. The landlord is legally entitled to collect the money you owe one way or another.

If you were never formally notified of the lawsuit, you may have a case against whomever sued you. However, you will need to consult with a consumer law attorney to find out. Here are some resources that may be able to help you, free consultation with a consumer law attorney.

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