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Question: A credit card company is suing my 80 year old father thats on SSI this is his only income can they still sue him? He is in financial hardship right now after my mother passed away this last Feb.

Answer: Your question is a bit more complicated than it appears on the surface.  Your parent  needs legal advice on the best way to avoid having a judgment entered against him.  It would be a very good idea to contact a lawyer with whom you and your father can discuss all of his finances and make an informed decision about what to do.  There are 3 programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance.  One is the Modest Means Program.  If you are qualified for the program, for a $75 fee, Modest Means  will arrange a one hour consult with an experienced attorney.  The telephone number is (866)637-5341.  Both the Maricopa and Pima County Bar Associations have lawyer referral programs that offer a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney.  Maricopa County's Lwyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consult for a fee of $40.  The telephone number is (602) 257-4434.  Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consultutation for a fee of $35.  The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.  Another option may be the Senior Citizens Law Project.  You can contact them at (602) 252-6710.

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  • A credit card company is suing my 80 year old father thats on SSI this is his only income can they still sue him? He is in financial hardship right now after my mother passed away this last Feb.

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