A Georgia Debt Collections Attorney Qualified To Pursue Debtors
Have you won a debt judgment in a Georgia court, but having trouble collecting? You need help from an experienced Georgia judgment enforcement attorney who will pursue the debt in a straightforward, aggressive, yet ethical manner. Prevailing in a court decision gives you the right to use all legal means allowable to enforce and collect the award from the debtor.
A Georgia debt collections attorney at Wilbanks Law Firm is qualified to represent clients in court and pursues state of Georgia, foreign, and out-of-state judgments against Georgia debtors with a proactive yet respectful approach.
Do not be concerned about the cost involved in a debt judgment collection. A Wilbanks Law Firm Commerce collections attorney represents clients on a contingency basis, so there is no charge if you do not win your case, however, our solid history of successful debt collection settlements stands as evidence that we are effective counsel for those seeking satisfaction in a debt collection judgment. Only on very rare occasions (statute, common law, or when contractually stipulated) will attorney fees be sought.
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From initial lawsuit to final foreclosure, a Wilbanks Law Firm debt collection lawyer advises, guides and oversees every detail concerning:
Judgment collections: Every debt judgment is unique, therefore the collection approach varies from account to account. For instance, while you want the debt repaid, you may wish to retain a working relationship, which requires a softer collections approach. When necessary, though, we are not afraid to professionally yet aggressively pursue the debtor.
Breach of contract/promissory note: We offer superior debt collection advice and legal services for clients who are owed money and offer a vigorous defense for those accused of breach of a court-ordered judgment, including delinquent accounts.
Locate a debtor: We’ll help you find out where a debtor resides, works, and banks and will file a lien in the appropriate counties.
We also represent clients facing a default judgment. Those who have been served with a Georgia collections lawsuit must file an answer to the suit within 30 days with the clerk of court in the county in which the lawsuit is filed. There are exceptions, however, so consult with an experienced Commerce litigation lawyer at Wilbanks Law Firm to find out if you qualify. Acting quickly is important since time is severely limited, so don’t delay.
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We know how to legally yet firmly collect the money owed to you. Some of the means that we may employ, depending upon the unique circumstances in your petition are:
Asset investigations: Uncooperative debtors can be forced to disclose all assets through a post-judgment interrogatory. A skilled Commerce commercial and residential debt collection attorney knows the questions to ask and where to find asset information.
Garnishment (on wages and other assets, such as bank accounts): We’ll help you locate and seize assets as well as set up installment payments.
Lien: Once the court has issued a fieri facias (proof of your judgment), the clerk of court can, for a nominal fee, place a lien against the debtor and any property he or she owns. A lien allows the creditor the right to force a sale of the debtor’s assets to collect the court award.
Payment plans: Not all debtors can pay the judgment within 30 days, so some creditors set up a payment plan. Although the costs involved must be borne by the creditor, they cannot exceed 10% of the judgment itself.
Uncooperative disclosure: We use several approaches to enforce your judgment when dealing with an uncooperative debtor who refuses to disclose assets. Usually, locating a debtor’s personal property is straightforward, but some defendants try to hide assets through “conveyance,” the act of transferring property to a third party to avoid having it go to a creditor. In situations when a debtor is uncooperative, there are several options to remedy the problem, ranging from depositions (for the debtor and qualifying third parties) to court orders to a jail term for contempt of court.