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Thursday, September 2, 2010

And the drama goes on...

I got a lovely call today. A collection agent - which, to be honest, is nothing new. A fantastically fun byproduct of my divorce. He gets to walk away debt free because mommy and daddy paid off his debts while he sits in jail and I get saddled with credit card bills, car payments, student loans, collection agents, a foreclosed house, the entire cost of raising four kids AND... drum roll please....

Medical bills.

When X brought that gun to my house I got away with a separated shoulder and my foot was broken in two places. The medical bills were supposed to be paid by Labor and Industries from a victims relief fund. I was told the bills were paid. I come to find out tonight that they never were and I've been sent to collections for a total of over $3000.00 in hospital bills.

I don't have three grand. I don't have a grand. I don't have a spare twenty bucks. I also don't have the desire to keep messing with this crap day in and day out. I just want some god damned peace. I want one freaking day where I don't have some new and hideous fall out to deal with. One day without finding out there's something else coming around to bite me on the ass.

I'm not sure what my options are. The collection agent was very kind. She made notes, took down my identification number and case number and said she would work on it on her end. I may have to contact the state and try to reopen a case with them. She wanted to be honest with me though that these cases, once denied are seldom paid after the fact.

So once again... I get screwed. Screwed by the X. Screwed by the system. Screwed by the in-laws. I'm ready to cry.


  1. I'm thinking you should call crime victims and ask for a copy of their denial. Here's the deal. Maybe CV denied asking for a corrected bill or something. I can help you interpret the EOB if you get a copy.

  2. Why wasnt he ordered to pay these bills as part of his criminal case? That is what would have happened here. Talk about unfair...hope you get this worked out.

  3. Kindness from a collections agent? That should tell you right there that miracles can happen. You never know... it just may work out after all.


  4. That totally sucks.

    PS never trust the collectors,they act all sympathetic but they really dont give a shit.

    Heres to some better luck in the near future.

    New here.

  5. First...welcome SoccerMom, Karen and John - thank you so much for stopping by and for the comments :)

    Karen - as a part of his plea deal his sentance went from 12-15 years had he been convicted to a paultry 19 months and zero financial liability.

    He kept 20+ SWAT team members tied up for over six hours in a stand off even, and all he was fined was less than one thousand dollars, which they immediately forgave (there is a legal term for it that I don't remember) because he said he was indigent. Well OF COURSE HE IS, HE'S IN JAIL you idiots, he lost his job as a result of his behavior that shouldn't excuse him from his financial responsibilities.

    He wasn't forced to pay anything, not my medical bills, not the money I lost when I was evicted and had to forfeit my deposit... no fines at all.

  6. Yikes, I am so sorry that you have to deal with this. Lots of hugs.