What Happens When Your Case Goes to Debt Collection Attorneys?

If you have to go the extra step and hire a debt collection service to help you recover a debt, you are within your rights to expect them to do whatever is necessary within the auspices of the law to do the job. However, no matter how good their agents are, there are those debtors who show no intention of ever paying their bill. At this point, your case may be turned over to their debt collection attorneys so that they can take the debtor to court.

After Your Case Has Been Turned Over to the Debt Collection Attorneys

After your case ends up with their agencies debt collection attorneys, their first step will be to send an official notification of intent to sue for the amount of the debt and all related costs. This is followed by filing a civil lawsuit that will force the debtor’s hand. He much then pay the debt and costs; file for bankruptcy protection or fact the distinct possibility that the courts will place a lien against his property until the debt is settled.


About The Author:

Dean Kaplan is Principal at The Kaplan Group. Dean's exper­tise is widely rec­og­nized in the debt col­lec­tion indus­try. His advice has been pub­lished in a num­ber of indus­try newslet­ters such as Credit Today and InsideARM and he is a fre­quent speaker at indus­try events.