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Should You Hire a Collection Lawyer?

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 a lawyer can be a great option.


How a Collection Lawyer Can Help You

It’s important to receive all the revenue owed to your organization and working with a debt collection lawyer 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, lawyers can write demand letters on their law firm letterhead or make calls on your behalf. Hearing from a lawyer can get debtors to respond, and pay.

If you join LegalShield today and you can be on the phone with a provider lawyer in as little as 4 hours after initial contact. You’ll get clarity and the advice you need to take the next right step.

Going to Court With a Lawyer 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 lawyer 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 three 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. If you prevail, take the next steps to collect the money from the defendant.

Your best chance of success may be to have a lawyer handle the above tasks for you. Even if you decide not to hire a lawyer, 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 Small Business Legal Essentials plan allows you to hire your lawyer to defend your business for 25% off their standard hourly fees. Alternatively, you can purchase our Small Business Legal Plus or Small Business Legal Pro plans which include an optional trial defense services add-on for only $14.95/month for a covered civil action. Trial defense is not available in all states. Either way, you can save money on lawyer representation when your business is a defendant in a civil action.

Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans

LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.

Advice, Consultation and Research

Legal consultation from a provider lawyer on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.

Letters or Phone Calls

Receive help with business legal matters more efficiently with professional communications issued on your behalf.

Document Review

Put business-related legal documents through legal review.

Collection Letters

A collection letter from a provider lawyer could help you recoup payments more efficiently.

How LegalShield Works

Finding solutions to your legal issues doesn’t have to be stressful, complicated or expensive.

LegalShield puts the power of legal representation within reach of any individual, family, or business. We work hard to make it easy, simple, and affordable to get the legal help you need, when you need it.

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