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Ayres Carr & Sullivan, P.C. Indianapolis Indiana
Beresford Booth PLLC Edmonds Washington
Bivins & Hemenway, P. A. Tampa Florida
Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. Phoenix Arizona
Carroll & O'Dea Sydney Australia
Christian & Small LLP Birmingham Alabama
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP Fresno California
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Binghamton New York
Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC Baton Rouge Louisiana
Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC New Orleans Louisiana
Demorest Law Firm, PLLC Royal Oak Michigan
Demorest Law Firm, PLLC Detroit Michigan
Demorest Law Firm, PLLC Dearborn Michigan
Dr. Fruhbeck Abogados Madrid Spain
Dr. Fruhbeck Abogados Havana Cuba
Fowler Bell PLLC Lexington Kentucky
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Charlotte North Carolina
Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley, P.C. Knoxville Tennessee
Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. Milwaukee Wisconsin
Mateer Harbert, PA Orlando Florida
Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. Baton Rouge Louisiana
Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. New Orleans Louisiana
Prince Yeates Salt Lake City Utah
Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A. Greenville South Carolina
Rudolph Friedmann LLP Boston Massachusetts
Russell Advocaten B.V. Amsterdam Netherlands
Sader Law Firm, The Kansas City Missouri
Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP Raleigh North Carolina
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC West Virginia
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Harrisonburg Virginia
Widerman Malek, P.L. Daytona Beach Florida
Widerman Malek, P.L. Melbourne Florida

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Collections Law

The legal scope of collections fall under debtor-creditor law, which governs situations in which one party is unable to provide payment for a debt to another. The process of collections refers to the pulled debit payment of a creditor. Commonly, a collection agency is an organization that seeks payment on debts owed by people or commercial entities. Most collection agencies typically operate as creditor agents and pursue the collection of debts for a fee or commission of the amount of debt owed.

Creditors use judicial and statutory processes to have debts satisfied. Attachment is a limited statutory remedy whereby a creditor has the property of a debtor seized to satisfy a debt. Garnishment allows a creditor to collect part of a debt (for example wages) to satisfy the obligation. Replevin allows a creditor to seize goods, such as a security interest, that he or she has a property interest in, to satisfy the debt. Receivership involves the appointing of a third party by a court to dispose of the debtor’s property in order to satisfy the debt.

A debtor may attempt to fraudulently convey a piece of property to keep it out of the creditos’ hands. Laws seek to prevent this type of property transfer. 

Laws vary by state and country, governing the time in which a person or entity can file suit to collect a debt. Depending on the law and whether the debt is the result of a written contract, oral contract, open account,or promissory note, a creditor or debt collector gives up his right to file suit to collect a debt after a certain time period. Local laws should be consulted for specific requirements in your area.