Legal Question in Civil Rights Law in Alabama

my niece lived with me for 4 months and she owes me $500 when she moved out on march 6th she left a dresser and shelf and dinning room table can i hold that till she pays me what she owes me for the bills

Asked on 3/12/10, 2:41 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

James Coleman Murchison & Howard, LLC

No. You can attempt to sue her in small claims court for the money she owes you. If the court sees it your way they could give you a judgment against her. Once you get the judgement you can proceed to garnish her personal property -- the dresser and other stuff. You have to do this through the court. Don't resort to self help.

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Answered on 3/26/10, 3:34 pm


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