Your Resource on Collections
Our lawyers have been providing collection services to our clients for more than 30 years. We pride ourselves in assisting our clients in collecting their unpaid debts without having to invest more of their own time in trying to do so. We advise our clients to be diligent in pursuing their own accounts, before having to refer them to our office for legal action. An important part of that advice is for our clients to render monthly statements for services provided, and thereafter be diligent in following up on any unpaid balance dues.
The older a debt becomes the harder it is to collect, both for the client and for our office. As a result, it is critically important for the client to have in place a rigorous and diligent billing system. If payment is not made in a reasonably timely manner, then the client should consider referring those accounts to our office for further collection action.
The Collections Process
We normally begin our involvement by sending an initial letter to the person or company who owes the money (the “debtor”), with the disclosures required by law and a deadline for payment or response. Our office is diligent in monitoring those deadlines; dependent on the direction we receive from our client, we do follow-up with a lawsuit, or any other appropriate action, if the deadline passes without a satisfactory response.
If authorized by our client, our office is always willing to negotiate with a debtor to establish a reasonable repayment plan on the amount that is owed. However, if the debtor fails to follow that plan, then we are prepared to file a lawsuit for the balance due. We carefully monitor each of debtor’s repayment plans for compliance.
Often times, the judgment is easy to obtain, but collecting the money can be challenging. We utilize several collection tools, including a garnishment filing, an Execution Against Property through the Sheriff’s office, a supplementary examination of the debtor, and/or other methods that might be appropriate in any particular case.
What Sets Us Apart
As a representative of our clients in these collection cases, we also take pride in the manner in which we deal with debtors so as to create a positive impression on behalf of the clients that we represent. However, as our ultimate goal is to collect the money for our clients, we are still very diligent in pursing the collection matters that are sent to us. We believe that our firm distinguishes itself by the detailed manner in which we monitor all deadlines and our ability to follow up thereafter in the event of noncompliance or nonresponse.
We are happy to discuss our collection services with you, and to tailor a specific program that will fit the needs of your company. Contact us >