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How can a bank levy facilitate collection efforts?

For some companies, collecting what they’re due proves to be a challenge of patience and sometimes logistics. In some cases, they have to turn to the courts to order payments. Enforcement of these orders may involve methods such as bank levies and garnishments. A garnishment is a court order for a certain portion of future deposits to be sent to the...

What is a demand letter?

Getting the money you’re due can be challenging, especially when debtors ignore the invoices you send. Once you realize that ordinary approaches aren’t going to produce the results you want, you may decide to move forward with more pointed collection attempts. One of the first steps in this process involves crafting and sending a demand letter. This is a...

How to handle a debtor who is working under the table to avoid paying

Some people who owe money to others do anything they can to avoid paying what they owe. For example, some people quit their jobs. They know that creditors can take them to court to garnish their wages, so they look for a way to earn income that is safeguarded from a risk of collections. In some cases, they may even place themselves in a position where they...

Do debt obligations expire?

Generally speaking, a debt is only gone when the debtor pays it. Still, California does have a four-year window in which the creditor can take legal action to enforce a valid written contract. However, the clock on the four-year limit can restart each time a debtor makes a partial payment – a partial payment or acknowledging the debt after the four-year...