There is no money and only one source of income totaling avg of $350/week. I had to have surgery last year when my husband was working. Since that time he has hurt his back and we are totally dependent on my income. He has since went back to school in the hopes he will be able to rejoin the workforce in the spring of 2012. I knew I owed the hospital $500 but had noway of paying any of the money. We are on food stamps and my children are on Medicaid. Now the hospital is suing me for $2600 plus court cost in small claims court. This comes with the threat of garnishing my already low wages or putting some kind of judgment on our house.
My question is this: What can I or should I do? There is no way to pay and not enough time or money to file for bankruptcy.
Now I have read other post and the flames that followed, and I really don't need anymore stress. If you planned to post "you received services therefore pay it" please read above!!!
Will the judge garnish my wages? What can I do so as to make the small claims court law suit go away and just have them post it on my credit?
Should I even reply to the claim or not?
I have an old teeshirt that says "You have your whole life to be a jerk why not take today off" pls remember this in your post...