Collections FAQs

What are the chances that you can recover my debt for me?

This depends on a number of factors including; how strong your supporting documents are, how long ago the debt was incurred, the amount of the debt, what the debt was for, whether the debtor is still actively engaged in business, whether the debtor has unencumbered assets, whether the debtor is a defendant in another litigation and whether there are prior unsatisfied judgment against the debtor. The more information you are able to provide Veitengruber Law with about the debtor, the better the chances of recovery.

How long have you been representing clients collecting debt in New Jersey?

George Veitengruber has been a collection attorney since 2004 and averaged 100 appearances per year in every level of the New Jersey Courts. Veitengruber Law was established in January 2010 to continue to serve our client's legal and financial needs.

What can I do to help the process?

Keep good copies of debtors checks, letters, and e-mail communications. This information can help forestall a defense or otherwise provide asset information. Above everything else, make sure each and every client executes a contract. Have that contract reviewed by Veitengruber Law to maximize your return.

What is commercial versus consumer collections?

Commercial collections involves collecting past due receivables owed to a business by another business or an individual for business-related debt. Consumer collections involve collection of debts owed by individuals that were incurred for a personal or family purpose.

How much will it cost me to have you collect this debt?

At Veitengruber Law, it will cost you nothing to set up a free. consultation with us, wherein we can discuss an appropriate retainer agreement based on your individual needs and the complexity of your case. Additionally, court filing fees vary depending on the amount of the claim.

Can I add legal fees and costs to the amounts collected?

Yes, if the contract you are enforcing calls for fees or if a statute governing the dispute allows for fees. This is also good time for your business to call Veitengruber Law for a contract tune up to best protect your rights.

Will I need to go to court?

You only need to go to court if the claim is contested. This is rare, as most collection claims remain uncontested and typically are the type of case where the creditor can obtain summary judgment (judgment by motion prior to trial) based on documentation and an affidavit.

Can't I just hire a collection agency to handle this for me?

Typically, a collection agency works with a high volume of customers at any given time and all of their claims are handled in exactly the same "cookie-cutter" fashion, with no individual circumstances taken into account. An attorney uses the court system and legal process to collect your debt. Additionally, Veitengruber Law, we will tailor our legal strategy according to the specifics of your case.

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