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  • ST
    Nov, 2011
    Stephanie
    I have tenants that make deposits into my account. Their lease is ending - and I want them out. However, if they continue to pay into my account the law says I'm accepting payment from them and I have to restart eviction proceedings. Can I freeze my account for this reason and not allow even walk in deposits?
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    • BA
      Nov, 2011
      Bill
      Ask your bank or credit union to block ACH or other transfers into your account from the bank or credit union the tenants are using to make the transfer.
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  • CH
    Oct, 2011
    Chico
    My friend's mom and dad are in the middle of a divorce proceeding in another country's court outside of U.S. The mom has a bank account in her own name in the U.S.. The dad sent a letter to the U.S. bank and filed an action asking the court to freeze the account because there is a divorce proceeding going on between the couple. Does the mom have a case to sue the bank for damages and/or unfreeze the account?
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    • BA
      Oct, 2011
      Bill
      If the US bank is following the lawful order of US judge, I do not see a case the customer has against the bank.
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  • DK
    May, 2011
    Darbo
    So I am being sued on one account. Can the bank freeze my other accounts which are not related to the suit?
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    • BA
      May, 2011
      Bill
      A creditor can't freeze or garnish any of your bank accounts until and unless it has obtained a judgment against you. At that point, any account that is associated with your social security number is at risk of garnishment.
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  • BI
    Apr, 2011
    Buried
    How far back does the court go to check bank accounts for comingling and how for back for charges made on a credit card to avoid "Bad FAITH"
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    • BA
      Apr, 2011
      Bill
      I doubt there are hard-and-fast, one-size-fits-all answers to either of your questions. You indicated you reside in Florida. Consult with a Florida lawyer who has experience in civil litigation. He or she will ask you about the circumstances surrounding your questions, can research Florida's case law, and will give you answers to your questions.
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  • BA
    Mar, 2010
    Bill
    Regarding your first question, speak to the attorney who represented you in your divorce. I do not see a cause of action regarding your first question, but I have no idea what state you are in and no additional facts to work with. Regarding your second question, contact an attorney in your state who has experience in consumer law. You may have a cause of action against etrade if the company was negligent in maintaining the security of your account.
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