okay i mailed my x landmords attorney a letter stating i do not owe that amount. also I sent along with that a copy of the missouri law stating they had 30days to send me a reason for why they kept my deposit.i hope this resolve this matter but I really feel this is just the beginning so does anyone have any suggestions?
oh nothing i just have a issue with my last landlord. i wanted to know if i could not make it to the court can they garnish my wages b/c i live 850miles away . I can not take off of work to travel that far and stay for a cople of days . So I was wondering if the judge grants them the total which i am sure they will b/c i can not afford to defend myself b/c of the traveling i was wondering if they can garnish my wages. I think it is unfair for them to take advantage of me b/c i am 850mls away and i will have to take off of work to go and i can not afford to. So doe anyone have any suggestions on what to do. Can I write the court and tell them i can not appear b/c of distance and money or would they not care.
Default judgement is a judgement and if you don't show up in court, that is what landlord will get. Some states have a % amount that can be taken from your pay each payperiod; however, landlord, if he knows where you bank, can levy your bank rather than go after your wages....lots of ways he can get $$$ without resorting to wage garnishment.
It may interest you to know that Texas and Florida are considered to be "debtor's havens", where creditors are restricted in their ability to garnish wages. Of course, this doesn't apply to government-related debts like child support, taxes or student loans. (The Carolinas also used to be considered debtor's havens, but I believe that has changed.)
Perhaps you can locate a lawyer in the town or city where the court house is located who can assist you in the defense of your case. It is VERY important that you NOT let a default judgment be entered against you when it should not be.