If your experience is like most, the debtor (or person or business that owes the money) always seems to be promising payment but the payment never comes. Realistically speaking, the debtor likely owes money not only to you but to other creditors as well.
As a creditor who is owed money, you need to quickly move up the debtor’s priority list. We can help you do that. In most cases, a collection matter does not require extensive work to prove your case, negotiate your debt, and work out a settlement while avoiding a lawsuit. In my experience, what most creditors (or people who are owed money) need is an attorney to “put the ball in the debtor’s court” and force action by the debtor. Our office has been very successful in getting debtors to cooperate and resolving collection matters by employing this practice philosophy.
If you are trying to collect on a debt owed to you, the Law of Nathan C. Cooley can help. We will be there to help you during every step of the process, from your initial consultation, to filing suit (if necessary), to collecting on your judgement. Consider the following factors when thinking about your collections case:
- Do you have a written contract underlying and validating the debt?
- What evidence do you have of the debt? This can include a contract, an invoice, a billing statement, or a written description of the work
- How much do you know about your debtor? Do you have any information about his/her background, employment, or assets?
- How much is owed? The amount of the debt will determine in which court your case may be filed (if necessary).
When helping you handle your collections case, the Law Office of Nathan C. Cooley will help you send demand for payment letters, as well as file suit if the debt is not paid. If and when a judgment is obtained, we can seek a court order requiring the debtor to appear in court and answer any questions we may ask as to his or her or the business’s assets. Additionally, if and when a judgment is obtained, we can also assist in the garnishment of both your debtor’s wages or other funds and assets. We may also be able to attach personal or real property to satisfy your the debt owed to you.
If you are legitimately owed money, you have options. We can handle your creditor case either on an hourly basis or a contingency fee basis. Contact the Law Office of Nathan C. Cooley today to get help on collecting what is rightfully yours.