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Debt Collection, Garnishment, Repossession

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This section has information about Debt Collection, Garnishment and Repossession in Oklahoma.

  • Stop or Lower a Garnishment

    Are your wages or bank accounts are being garnished? You can use this online program to create the forms you need to ask the court for an exemption from the garnishment. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Debt Strategies - All Debts are NOT the Same

    Setting priorities means making tough choices. BASICS first means shelter, food and clothing. If you have cut your budget down to just but the basics, but still can't afford to pay all your debts-which debts do you pay first? Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • What can I do about a garnishment?

    What to do if your wages are garnished. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
  • Hospital Medical Debt - Financial Assistance Policies at Non-Profit Hospitals

    If you have medical debt from a hospital emergency room visit or stay, the hospital may have a Financial Assistance Program that can help you. The IRS now requires all "non-profit" hospitals to comply with a new regulation requiring a Financial Assistance Program. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • How Do I Fix My Credit Report

    As a rule, it is a good idea to get a copy of your credit report at least once a year to make sure that it is correct. If there are mistakes, here's how to fix them. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
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    Spanish / Español
  • Debt Collection

    General information on debt collection. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Zombie Debt Collection (Old Debts)

    Zombie Debts are old debts that buyers try to bring back to life. Collectors have a lot of tricks to get you to part with your money. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Debt Collection Defenses - Social Security benefits

    When you are sued for collection of a debt, do not ignore the court papers! Talk to a lawyer, you may have a defense! Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy

    General information on the different types of bankruptcy relief available to individuals. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Military Status Verification

    The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act affords certain protections to people in active military duty, called up for military duty, or recently retired. The SCRA requires that a military status verification be conducted in certain situations to ensure that these protected individuals’ rights are being protected and allows the men and women serving their country in military service to do so without worries of default judgments, evictions, foreclosures, and some other actions. Read More

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    SCRA.org
  • Old Debts - Can they be collected?

    Everything EXCEPT child support, tax debts and student loans-they all have their own set of special rules! Collectors depend on your lack of information about the law and not asking enough questions! Please talk to a lawyer about collection problems - a lawyer can tell you if you have a defense or when you may be giving up a legitimate defense to a collection action. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • PayDay Loans

    Information to help you avoid the pitfalls of payday loans. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Dealing with Debt Collectors (video)

    If you are behind in paying your bills, you can expect to hear from a debt collector. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Repossession of Your Car

    General description of how car repossession works. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • What is Bankruptcy?

    General information about bankruptcy chapters Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
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