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- Wage Garnishment Laws
If a creditor knows that a debtor is working, one effective method for the creditor to collect on this debt is to have the debtor’s wages garnished. However, there are several laws that apply that can affect the garnishment process.
- 5 Common Debt Buyer Lawsuit Defenses
In addition to each of the defenses available in an original creditor lawsuit, debt buyer lawsuit defenses include standing, limited admissibility of documents, conditions precedent, and additional damages under the FDCPA.
- What to Expect at a Florida Small Claims Pretrial
Service of a Small Claims Lawsuit is often a consumers first interaction with the civil court. Here is a quick explanation of what to expect at a Florida Small Claims Pretrial.
- 5 Common Defenses to a Credit Card Lawsuit
Five Common Defenses to a Credit Card Lawsuit include reviewing consent orders, inconsistencies, contract amendments, counterclaims, and payment plans.
- New Proposals for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy from the American Business Institute
This year, Chapter 11 bankruptcy is getting an overhaul. These changes are designed to make filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy easier for businesses.
- How to Collect Debts Owed by a Bankrupt Client
When business owners hear that a customer is going through the process of bankruptcy, they may start to write off the debt. However, this may cause business owners to lose funds to which they are entitled. By being aware of their rights and following these steps, business owners can protect their bottom line.
- What Is the Fair Debt Collection Act?
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was enacted in 1977 in order to curtail abuses by debt collection companies. The act provides protections to consumers against harassing tactics, empty threats, telephone contact and dissemination of credit information by third-party debt collection companies. It also provides remedies to individuals who have had their rights violated regarding these matters.
- What Actions Must a Collection Agency Avoid?
Third-party debt collectors must conform to a certain set of rules that are prescribed by a variety of federal and state laws. The primary consumer protection law that debt collection agencies must adhere to is the Fair Debt Collection Act. However, the state where the debt collection agency operates or the state where the debtor resides may carry additional consumer protection laws with which the agency must also comply.
- Hounded By Debt Collectors, What Can I Do?
Debt happens to almost everyone at some point in their life. When one falls behind on those debts, it is natural to feel embarrassed, under fire, and alone. Many debt collectors take advantage of these feelings to unduly pressure, harass, and embarrass those with delinquent accounts.
- Tax Offsets for Defaulted Student Loans
A federal student loan is one of the most difficult items to escape. Federal student loans are usually not dischargeable in bankruptcy. Furthermore, the federal government can take dramatic steps to ensure that it receives the money that is owed.