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How the Debt Collection Lawsuit Process Works

Knowing how the debt collection process works will help you when and if you do end up facing a lawsuit regarding debt collection.Robinson, Seiler, Anderson & Fife, LC. in Provo can help you navigate the debt collection process. Below are some helpful tips to get you through the debt collection lawsuit process.

 

Receiving the Summons

As soon as you receive the summons you will want to read it. A summons is an official notification from the court that a lawsuit is pending against you. In order for there to be any judgment against you, a summons must be properly served on you according to the laws of your state. The summons will direct you precisely what to do and how much time you have to do it. You will then want to contact your attorney at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo. They will help you to build your case and advise you on the steps you will need to take next.

 

Lawyers as Debt Collectors and your Rights

The lawyers who file those lawsuits are debt collectors according to the law. That means they must follow the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in every way. Thus, when confronted with a debt collector that is also a lawyer, or when being sued by a lawyer for a debt collection, here are some things that the lawyers must do:

 

There are some key points you should pay attention to when it comes to what debt collection lawyers can’t do:

 

For more information regarding debt collection lawsuits make sure you contact Robinson, Seiler, Anderson & Fife, LC. in Provo today to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.