Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:43 AM
Free legal advice (non-lawyer) :
- If you uncle does not have $400, then what can DirecTV do about it? I agree that legally and morally the bill should be paid, but, at the end of the day, all DirecTV can do is sue. So when they start calling, etc, just tell them he has no money and to pound sand.
- So they sue. If you sue an incompentent person, he is entitled to a "guardian ad litem", which will be a local lawyer, who gets paid, depending on the state, by either legal aid, the plaintiff (i.e. DirecTV) or the Court. He will make more than the $400. At the end of the day, DirecTV's bottom feeding collection lawyers know that, and will let it go.
- So they sue, get around the incompent thing and then? We are back to #1 above. Cannot get blood from a turnip. They get a judgement, which, if you have already sold his property, is uncollectable. You cannot attach SS in any state, and cannot attach a pension in most. Tell them to have a nice day.