Debt Collection Lawyers

Why hire a Debt Collection attorney?

If you have sued someone successfully and still are awaiting payment, you may require the services of a debt collection attorney. There are different debt collection regulations and procedures that a debt collection lawyer can use to most effectively get your money. Generally, debt collection attorneys work for a percentage of the amount owed and receive payment once you collect what you're owed.

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Debt collection
According to WebRecon, a record breaking 12,000 debt collection lawsuits are expected to be filed in 2010, up from 9,300 in 2009 and 4,400 in 2007.
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