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Debt Collection & Recovery

Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest standards
of quality and service by utilizing cutting edge techniques to
collect outstanding receivables in an expeditious and
amicable manner.

Why should I use an attorney instead of a collection

The direct intervention by our law firm often results in greater
recovery of outstanding accounts receivables and bad debt.
In many circumstances, the fear of prompt and substantial
legal action results in recovery of outstanding obligations
without suit becoming necessary.

Debtors are less likely to ignore a collection letter from an
attorney.  Collection agencies cannot file small claims
lawsuits in California.  Only attorneys can do the one thing
that debtors fear most: file a lawsuit to collect the debt.  

The shock of a process server or the Sheriff on the debtor's
doorstep is a pretty good indication that you are serious about
collecting your money. Many creditors just threaten suit. Many
debtors know that most creditors will not sue so they just
ignore them. Having the Sheriff show up takes your unpaid
account to a new level of importance to the debtor. In some
states (including California), corporate debtors must be
represented by a lawyer. The debtor now has to either hire a
lawyer of their own, or just lose by default. Either way, they are
much more inclined to try to work it out. If not, they know they
are facing Collection Lawyers. In addition, after judgment, the
debtors in many states are also facing wage garnishments,
bank levies, etc.

What should I look for in a collection attorney?

When selecting a law firm to collect a past due account, the
attorneys and paralegals should know how to evaluate your
case to maximize recovery.  Your lawyer should know how to
take the case to trial if necessary and should have the
resources find assets and collect unpaid judgments.

We have access to extensive computer databases such as
Accurint to help us locate debtors and their assets.  In some
case, we use private investigators to help identify assets to
enforce money judgments.

We handle collection matters on an hourly basis.  Please
contact us a free evaluation of your claim.
For More Information

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure.  Click
here for an
informative article on how to prevent your
accounts from becoming delinquent.

Please click here if you would like
information on how to use small claims
court without the assistance of attorney.

here for information on how to collect
your small claims judgment.

Please contact me for a free consultation!

Law Offices of Carl H. Starrett II  
1941-C Friendship Drive
El Cajon, California 92020-1144

Phone:  (619) 448-2129
Fax:  (619) 448-3036

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