Debt Collection, Garnishment, Repossession Article


Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

Arizona has three legal aid organizations which cover different regions of the state.

  1. Community Legal Services (800) 852-9075 covers Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma and LaPaz Counties.
  2. Southern Arizona Legal Aid (800) 640-9465 covers southern Arizona.
  3. DNA People’s Legal Services (800) 789-7287 covers northern Arizona.

All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary. The legal aid organizations above all have the same criteria of income restrictions and legal status requirements, but do have varying priorities.

To find out about more Arizona resources that may be able to assist you, you can contact LegalLEARN, Legal Information & Resources at (866) 637-5341.

Individuals may apply for free and reduced fee legal services by using the "Access To Justice Online Intake System" through AZLawHelp. 

If the legal services program in your area cannot assist you, you may be able to find a lawyer through lawyer referral services in Maricopa County (602) 257-4434 or Pima County (520) 623-4625.

The State Bar also maintains a listing of all Arizona attorneys on their website, and certifies “specialists” in eight legal areas. (Not all attorneys seek such certification, however.) Lists of specialists can also be found at the State Bar of Arizona’s website.


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QUESTIONS

  • I have been served by a firm that is suing me for a "charged off" debt from my credit card company. I want to settle, but I don't know how to proceed. I'm very hesitant to talk to them directly as there was a lot of "bullying" and "pushing" before, but I just want to settle.
  • I am about to be sued for an old credit card debt. I am permanently disabled and on social security only. Can my social security be garnished?
  • Can they call you 3 times with 1 minute?
  • my husband passed away on aug.22,14,he left a hospital bill unpaid,am i liable for this bill? could a collection agency bill me? i live in az thank you
  • How do you find a statutory agent that takes the papers in a company where a person works
  • What is the statute of limitation on Credit Card debt?
  • We received a judgement in out favor in Small Claims and then had a debtors examination that was a no show. How do we collect this debt?
  • Can a Creditor come to your place of business.
  • Isn't it illegal for a bank to charge a recurring fee for an overdraft? I am now facing court and legal fees if I am not able to pay the collection agency a lump sum of money or $100 payments toward the full debt with interest accumulating at 18% every day. Is this legal?
  • I have just started to get my wages garnished agian from a car loan I had with a bank five years ago. I started a new job and was getting garnished from my last employment I had gotten my total down more then half and now that they have started garnishing at my new employment the total I owe has more then doubled off my original balance in which they sued me for in the beginging, my question is just how much intrest can a bank (not a collection agency) charge on a defaulted loan that is in the process of being garnished legally? I will end up being garnished for the next 6 years at this rate.

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .

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