Debt Collector Tag

23 Jun What Exactly Can A Debt Collector Say To Your Relative Or Neighbor?

Debtors come in my office saying that a Debt Collector is calling their mother, their grown siblings, or their neighbor, trying to (1) get the Debtor to call the Debt Collector back or (2) to get an address for them. The Debtor feels harassed and embarrassed. Guess what?!? That is exactly what the Debt Collector is trying to do--embarrass you into paying the debt so the phone calls to friends/family/neighbors will stop. The Debt Collector's behavior in trying to collect a debt is governed by
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29 Mar Is My Spouse Responsible For My Debt?

For along time in the United States, we have recognized that husbands and wives are separate legal entities. We may take for granted that women can own property in their own name or that a husband does not 'own' his wife. We accept that generally speaking, spouses are not responsible for each other's debts. They can file for bankruptcy alone.

But is this entirely true?

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