Can I make my own payment plan when it comes to medical bills and not be sent to collections in Colorado?

Asked about 1 year ago - Golden, CO

we have bill of 20,000. and have made a payment plan of $50. every month and we pay at exact date every month and document info cks. etc. and have 2 people sign paper...can they send us to collection agency or can they refuse our payment plan?

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  1. Matthew Scott Berkus

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . No. You cannot unilaterally create a binding payment plan. You can "negotiate" a payment plan with the creditor. However, if the creditor says you must pay X, and you don't. You are in default.

  2. Arthur Lebedin

    Contributor Level 9


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Besides contacting an attorney in Colorado, you should make sure to have a settlement agreement in writing before you start making payments on any kind of settlement. Otherwise you will be making payments and they may keep you in default and eventually take legal action against you. Make sure all the dates are included in the agreement along with the amounts and do not default because they will likely come after you for the full amount even if you are almost done with the payments.

  3. Madhu Kalra


    Contributor Level 14


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . I agree with my colleague that you cannot set up payment plan unilaterally unless acceptable to the creditor. If they don't give you favorable plan in accordance with your budget, You can consider bankrutpcy lawyer to consider filing of chapter 7 or 13, depending upon your income and other financial circumstaces.

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