why would i get a court order for a debt of a few thousand dollars?

a guy comes to my house on a Sunday and tells my husband that he needed to see me, i was at work at the time. he said that there were legal papers and a court order. since i wasn't home, he said that he will come back again.

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Mar 05, 2012
why would i get a court order for a debt of a few thousand dollars?
by: Debtcollectionanswers

If there is a court order against you, then I assume you were sued for the "few thousand dollars" you owe and you lost the lawsuit.

Creditors who are owed money by consumers sue them all of the time if they believe that collecting on a past due debt is worth the cost of a lawsuit. Those few thousand dollars are likely to be as important to them as they probably are to you. Besides that, when you incur a debt, you are legally obligated to pay it and the creditor to whom you owe the money has every right to try to collect.

May 29, 2014
by: Anonymous

I bought a TV on credit in December 2007 from best buy in Nashville, TN. I didn't receive and bills or statements for the remainder of the time I loved there. I moved to Brownsville, TN in may 2008 and have been here since the TV was around $700 at the time I still never receive a bill a debt collection company contacted me to 5/29/14 almost 7 yes later and said my balance is $2700 and they planned to take me to court. Can u tell me what I need to do?

It is our understanding that the statute of limitations in TN is four (4) years for retail installment sales contracts for sale of goods. So it may be that it falls under that regulation.

We're not sure if you have moved to Texas - is that where you live now? If so, you're in luck. There is a great free resource that may be able to advise you: Texas Consumer Complaint Center

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