We received a summons for medical debt and we are facing a tough couple of months with two major surgeries coming up and court is not something we have time or capacity to deal with. We are confident that it is correct that we owe this and the amount is not high enough to fight with court and additional legal fees, Is is possible to just pay it off to get rid of it? How would I go about that? If I am able to do that do I still need to file an answer with the court?
If the case was filed the agency will be asking for fees and costs. You can ask for a settlement amount but I will guess they will be resistant to settling for less now that they paid for filing and service.
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If you wish to pay this debt in full and be done with it, then contact the law firm that filed the lawsuit. Their contact information will be on the paperwork that was served on you. If you were sued in small claims court, then there will be contact information for the office you should contact. Do NOT contact the court as they will not be able to help you with this question.
Best of luck,
Tim L. Eblen
you could try and see if they will agree to a stipulated jugment for their fees, costs, attorney fees,e tc..but with covenant not to file with court unless your breach a settlement agreement on when to pay. Can be told yes if you dont ask..so try. Good luck.
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