In an ideal world, all your clients would pay for your services in full and in a timely manner. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and too many clients aren’t just going to pay late, they are going to not pay at all. They may not have the money to pay, or they may flat out refuse to pay.
Collecting that payment can end up costing you more than the payment itself. Even if you are only sending notices and making calls, the costs of printing, postage and time add up quickly. When you have to hire a lawyer or a debt collection agency, the cost gets even higher.
At Denton Peterson PC, we work to help clients collect payment quickly to keep those costs down. We aim to recover all of the debt, or as much of it as possible, while keeping the expenditure of time and resources as low as possible. We also work to close the loopholes that customers can create to avoid paying off their debts so that you can collect more of what you are owed.
Some of the strategies we might use to get the money you are owed include:
Direct Contact and Negotiation
A call from a collections lawyer can be enough to motivate even the most flagrant of debtors. When people know that you are serious enough to work with a lawyer, they know that serious action may be taken, including taking them to court or seizing assets (depending on the size of the debt). Once we have the debtor’s attention, we can negotiate a payment plan or a settlement.
Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating on behalf of our clients. We want to help you collect as much of the debt and your administrative and legal fees related to the debt as possible.
Garnishing wages is another way to get the money you are owed. This is a particularly good solution when the debtor does not want to cooperate in the payment of the debt. You don’t have to negotiate, and you don’t have to wait for empty promises. The money is taken directly out of the debtor’s pay and deposited into your account. However, getting a wage garnishment in place requires court intervention, takes some time and requires that the legal process be followed with exactness.
Our Arizona business attorneys know what it takes to get a wage garnishment order in Gilbert, and we will use our experience and skills to get that order for you if it is determined to be the best option. We may also pursue other forms of garnishment, such as from bank or other financial accounts.
Sale of Property
In some cases, the circumstances may be right for a sheriff’s sale, which is a sale of property to collect payment for the debt you are owed. The sale could include real estate or other personal property, including vehicles and personal belongings. Typically, these sales are reserved for only the largest debts. Our attorneys will help you understand if this is a good option for your collection efforts.
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You may have already received a judgment for the debt you are owed in another state or country. If that’s the case, you can have the order enforced in Arizona. It is important that you work with an experienced collections lawyer to file the correct paperwork with the appropriate authorities. Our attorneys will help you get the judgment domesticated in Arizona and then begin your collection efforts.
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Nancy O. – Gilbert “I was very happy with the service I was provided by Denton Peterson Dunn, PLLC. Things were handled on time and with personal care.”
Even minor unpaid debts can cost your business a lot of money. The longer it takes you to collect the debt, the more expenses you are likely to rack up in the process. The Gilbert collections lawyers at Denton Peterson Dunn, PLLC are ready to help you get what you are owed in the fastest and most efficient way possible to reduce your expenses and help you protect your bottom line.