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Agentis Legal Advocates & Advisors Coral Gables, Florida
Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece
Bivins & Hemenway, P.A. Tampa, Florida
Brody Wilkinson PC Fairfield County, CT
Brothers Smith LLP San Francisco, California
Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. Phoenix, Arizona
Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers Sydney, Australia
Christian & Small LLP Birmingham, Alabama
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP Sonora, California
Coleman & Horowitt, LLP Fresno, California
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Binghamton, New York
Diamond Law Attorneys George Town, Cayman Islands
Eddins Domine Law Group, PLLC Louisville, Kentucky
Fowler Bell PLLC Lexington, Kentucky
Giwa-Osagie & Company Lagos, Nigeria
Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett New Orleans, Louisiana
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Charlotte, North Carolina
Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C. Roseland, New Jersey
Mateer Harbert, P.A. Orlando, Florida
Prince Yeates Salt Lake City, Utah
Rosenblum Goldenhersh St. Louis, Missouri
Rudolph Friedmann LLP Boston, Massachusetts
Russell Advocaten B.V. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP Raleigh, North Carolina
Suter Howald Rechtsanwälte Switzerland
Timmins LLC Denver, Colorado
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
Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP Sacramento, California

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Debtor and Creditor Lawyers

The focus of debtor-creditor law involves circumstances where a person or group is unable to pay a monetary debt to another party. States regulate debtor-creditor law in a non-bankruptcy context through state statutory and common law. The federal government has passed the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to regulate activities of some debt collectors.

Non-bankruptcy debtor-creditor law is governed mainly by state statutory and common law. Harrassment, defamation, or other unfair practices in attempts at debt collection may be curbed by tort claims in state court. States also regulate debt collection through statute. Congress has enacted the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to regulate some debt collectors.

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.