Posted by JJ on November 21, 2001 at 21:22:16:
In Reply to: JJ: one more Question Re: Court posted by Lynn on November 21, 2001 at 19:37:19:
: JJ: Thanks for the information - I've never been in this situation before. I will appear in court; I don't have an attorney, and the landlord, I know, will not agree to a payment plan and allow me to continue in the residence.
HC judges are good at convincing landlords to do exactly this. Your first day in court is in Resolution Part: the point is to come to an agreement.
: I was laid off from my job and while not directly effected by the WTC event, it has made it very difficult to find a new one.
Collteral damage from WTC: will help get you a court-supervised payout.
: I've been promised a position with a new company, but they are not setting up in the City until January!!
Got that in writing? get it. bring it.
: Even after vacating, I intend to pay every penny of what I owe in monthly installments so not to have an outstanding judgment.
Stop the judgment up front: go to court, sign a stip.
: So, I lose. Therefore, aren't I still dealing with the same scenario? 72 hr/5 day notice; judgment; credit report; blacklisting? Would I receive the 72 hr vacate order that day in court even though I showed up? I was informed by someone else that my schedule of appearance is so the attys can make a stipulated agreement and if we can't agree then I return another day for a trial. A trial?? If I agree to something and do not adhere to it then I must return for Order to Show Cause? This is all confusing and I cannot get answers from the court clerks.
That's it in a nutshell. try to get more info from the pro-se attorney not the clerks. also talk to the CityWide Task Force people (with brochures at tables outside the pro-se office Manhattan Mon-Thurs mornings, in other courthouses diff times. please read more details in the two booklets posted in the HC section on Tenant.Net
: I appreciate your response.
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