Update from Project Do Better (Phase I, Financial Self-defense…):
- Identity theft precautions,
- Validation of a debt to ensure that it was actually contracted by the person being pursued by the collector
(many people receive bills for debts they don’t owe, ignore them, and then end up wrongfully sued and even hit with default judgments because they didn’t reply to the court summons, or demand that the collector validate the debt).
Orphans like Çilek deserve protection, especially if they cannot do magic to protect themselves!
(from free book Invisible Children, KARA:)
“In your Child Protection System is there a volunteer program from a local law school that assigns a volunteer attorney to an abused child? I’ve met some well- meaning and bright attorneys who genuinely care for their clients this way. If not, are there adequate public legal representation for abandoned children?”
Kids who grow up ‘invisible,’ especially those without stable and functional families who protect and give them middle class cultural capital, like dinner table discussion of financial laws and mutual funds, are especially vulnerable to predatory lenders and debt collectors.
Until there are enough pro bono lawyers giving free legal and financial clinics, the rest of us can help in these ways:
1.) ask local community colleges to offer free legal and financial clinics on your state’s statutes of limitations, contract and debt related laws, and consumer protection laws.
2.) ask your law-makers to prohibit law suits on expired (aka Time Barred) debts.
3.) ask your law-makers to lower the Statutes of Limitations on verbal and written contracts, which are often how kids unknowingly get into debt and end up in collections.
4.) Write your own story (or novel) showing a world where kids get the protection they need, in multiple ways…
Please share your ideas for increasing Legal and Financial Literacy and opportunity for ALL of us!
This post is dedicated to my Great Great grandparents Wayne Anthony, murdered for succeeding, and his wife Maude Eleanor West Manzilla, who never gave up her legal suit to clear his name of the suicide charge by the life insurance company, and worked valiantly to keep her family together. Their descendants continue their work.
Quotes for a related post came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.
Let’s #EndPoverty, and #EndHomelessness, starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4:
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !
#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19
originally posted in September, 12020 HE
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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS