Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What happens once you file a lawsuit?

debt collection MichiganAfter the defendant has been served, one of two things happen:

  • The defendant files an answer, placing the case at issue. The clerk then sets the matter for a hearing.
  • The defendant doesn’t file an answer with the court, and you ask the court to enter a default judgment in your favor.

If the defendant answers your complaint but is unwilling to settle, a trial is held, followed by an entry of a judgment by the court. If you win, your judgment will describe the specific amount of money the defendant owes you and establish your legal right to collect the money from him or her. 

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

What is a Debt Collection Lawsuit?

debt collection MichiganA debt collection lawsuit is the strongest measure you can take to enforce collection of an unpaid balance. It involves filing a summons and a complaint with the court; the defendant/debtor then has some options:

  1. Contesting your case by filing an answer and – under the right circumstances – also a counterclaim against you.
  2. Making arrangements for payment, which when complete results in a dismissal of the cases.
  3. Ignoring the lawsuit, which results in the court entering a default judgment in your favor.

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