Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in Massachusetts

I have to pay a lawyer $100/month on behalf of Trinity EMS so it doesn't go to small claims court. The only income I have is SSI. Is it true that a lawyer can force you to pay when your only income is SSI?

Asked on 4/23/13, 10:37 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Steven Striffler Steven R. Striffler Attorney At Law

No. SSI is exempt from your creditors.

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Answered on 4/23/13, 10:46 am

John Skinner, III Associated Attorneys of New England

Please visit my website and contact my office for free assistance. I am very troubled by what you've described and I am highly suspicious that the Federal Debt Collection laws may have been violated. You could be entitled to your attorney's fees and up to $1,000 in statutory damages.

Please contact my office for a free review of the calls and letters that resulted in these payments you are making.

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Answered on 4/24/13, 8:36 am

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