Should You Hire a Collection Attorney?
If you're too busy running your business or simply unsure how to collect debt from customers that won't pay their bills, working with an attorney can be a great option.
How a Collection Attorney Can Help You
It’s important to receive all the revenue owed to your organization and working with a debt collection attorney can be a big help.
First, a collection lawyer can provide legal advice about the best way for you to collect debt on your own. This may include general legal advice or reviewing documents related to the debt. Also, attorneys can write demand letters on their law firm letterhead or make calls on your behalf. Hearing from an attorney can get debtors to respond, and pay.
If you join LegalShield today and you can be on the phone with a provider attorney in as little as 4 hours. You’ll get clarity and the advice you need to take the next right step.
Going to Court With an Attorney on Your Team
If you’ve reached a dead end with a debtor, it may be time to take them to court. Having a collection attorney on your team can help you determine if a civil action is the right approach and, if it is, they can help you with the following four tasks.
1. Make sure your case fits the monetary limits and parameters for the court.
2. File your case in the right court using the appropriate forms and procedures.
3. Present evidence and make arguments to plead your case to the judge.
4. If you prevail, take the next steps to collect the money from the defendant.
Your best chance of success may be to have an attorney handle the above tasks for you. Even if you decide not to hire an attorney, a LegalShield membership allows you consultation so that you can make the best decision for your business.
Defending Your Business at Trial
If you’re a LegalShield member and a vendor or a customer claims that your business owes them money and decides to sue you, LegalShield has your back.
LegalShield’s SMB 10 plan allows you to hire your attorney to defend your business for 25% off their standard hourly fees. Alternatively, you can purchase our SMB 50 or SMB 100 plan which include 75 hours of trial defense time for a covered civil action. Trial defense is not available in all states. Either way, you can save money on attorney representation when your business is a defendant in a civil action.
How a LegalShield Plan Provides Access to a Collection Attorney
Your business pays a small monthly fee starting at $39.00 per month and gets legal advice, document review and attorney representation services you can use to increase your chances of winning debt collection cases.
Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans
LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.
Speak with your provider attorney on an unlimited number of business legal issues. One hour of legal research on each matter is included at no additional charge.
Your provider attorney can make phone calls or write letters on your behalf. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of debt collection letters are included each month at no additional charge.
Have your provider attorney review documents and contracts up to 15 pages each. Preparation of documents is provided under the preferred member discount.
Your provider attorney can defend your business in covered civil lawsuits. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of pre-trial hours and trial hours are included at no additional charge.