Richard Alderman's archive

Q. A credit card company is suing me. If it wins, what can it do? Can it take the money I have in the bank or my IRA? Can it put a lien on my house? I am worried about what will happen next.

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Q. I just inherited some money from my father’s estate. I was wondering how much I should put aside to pay my inheritance tax.

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Q. I own two cars. One of them is parked in the lot in front of my apartment. Because I don’t use it very often, I have not yet renewed my license plates. Yesterday, my landlord had my car towed, and it cost me $350 to get it back. Is this legal?

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Q. Does a store have the right to limit who may park in its lot? Isn’t this public property? Can I be towed for parking in the lot of one store and shopping somewhere else?

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Q. This morning, there were five cars in my apartment parking lot that had broken windows. Our apartment has no security gates. Is the apartment responsible for the costs of repairing the cars?

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