I received a letter in the mail from a car repair shop stating that they were taking me to court over an old repair bill of my ex husbands. We were divorced August of 2011 and it was decreed that we each pay half this bill.
After the divorce I talked to my ex about it. I told him I couldn’t afford to pay half that bill and half of a ten thousand dollar loan he had taken out while we were married as well.
He told me not to worry about it that he would take care of it. I sent a letter to the repair shop telling them that he would be paying it and I had not heard from them since.
It’s been about a year and out of the blue I get this letter saying I was to be sued. Again I’ve heard nothing from them in a year. If he didn’t pay it they should have at least contacted me before going this route.
Is there anything I can do? Im sure I have no ground to stand on but can they just sue me without attempting to contact me in a year? I couldn’t afford it then and I can’t afford it now. Is there a chance I could settle for a lesser amount? If so how do I do that?
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