Can a lawyer legally serve a judgement to my boyfriend for a debt that is mine?

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Can a lawyer legally serve a judgement to my boyfriend for a debt that is mine?

A judgment for debt collection of credit card debt was served to my boyfriend. The debt was only in my name. Is it legal for them to serve someone who has nothing to do with the debt? They are now garnishing my wages. I told them I didn’t receive the judgement and they told me that they are legally allowed to serve him because he was my boyfriend.

Asked on November 17, 2010 under Bankruptcy Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Service of process can be accomplished in several ways.  One of which is personal service.  By this method, a summons can be left by leaving it at a person’s usual place of business with a business associate, or their usual place of abode (i.e. where the person lives) with a family member or other person residing there.  Any person served must be at least 18 years old. 

Since I don't know your  living situation with your boyfriend, you may want to consult directly with an attorney in your area.

 

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