Collections FAQ

Questions Our Clients Ask

You may not know how to make your debtor pay, but we do. Located in Los Angeles, Joshua P. Friedman & Associates, Inc., provides commercial and consumer debt collection services for individuals and businesses throughout the region. Read below for information about our strategies.

Every day you spend trying to collect money is a day wasted. Get the money you are owed. Call our firm at 310-278-8600 or email us online to get started.

Why Should I Hire You Over A Collections Agency?

Many people ask this question. As an attorney, there are three main benefits I provide that collections agencies cannot.

The first is intimidation. Receiving a letter from a collections agency does not carry the same weight as a letter sent by a law firm. When people get letters from lawyers, they take heed.

The second is the multiple collections avenues attorneys can pursue. Collections agencies are limited to making calls and sending letters — not effective ways to collect debt from people who don’t want to pay. If a letter or call doesn’t work, you’ll need to hire an attorney to enforce your judgment. Working with me off the bat streamlines the process.

The third reason to hire an attorney instead of a collections agency is the level of dedication to your case. I will work hard for you — as an attorney, I am required to by law. Collections agencies are not. If they don’t feel like pounding the pavement, they don’t have to. If an attorney was not diligent in his/her collection actions, there are ethical and professional consequences.

How Will You Locate My Debtor’s Assets?

We know how to find the money. Our team is skilled in investigation. We know where to look and we know how to make debtors disclose their assets. We trace assets, subpoena documents and conduct debtor examinations to find bank accounts and other assets that can be used to satisfy your judgment.

What Strategies Do You Use To Collect Debts?

We hit the ground running. Our team uses every available debt collection tool — including wage garnishments, bank levies, foreclosures and appointing receivers — to get you the money you are owed. We know what makes debtors tick and how to apply the right amount of pressure to force payment.

How Do I Get Started?

Getting started is easy. All you need to do is call us. We will ask you questions, investigate your debtor and develop a strategy to get you paid. You don’t even need to come into our office if you don’t want to — we can do everything over the phone and through the mail. Don’t wait another day; call 310-278-8600 or contact us online.