Debt Collection

With the economic downturn, more and more families are behind on their bills. While not a substitute for legal advice, this Issues Brief provides some background on common issues related to debt collection, judgments and garnishments. The terms and definitions discussed here can serve as a starting point for dialogue with clients about debt collection.  Participate in the Lunchtime Learning conversation on February 14, led by J. Michael Collins.

Note: One resource to consider if you find yourself dealing with issues related to debt and collections is a wonderful book by the National Consumer Law Center called “Surviving Debt.” As an example the book includes “16 Rules for Deciding What Debt to Pay First“.

Issue Brief

Debt Collection Brief

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Debt Collection (Feb 2011)

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