Unfortunately, it is not worth having clients who end up causing you financial problems. When you provide a product or service on credit, you deserve to be properly — and promptly — compensated for what you have provided.
Every business is unique and should have its own collection strategy in place in order to recover payments as needed. The knowledgeable staff at The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, have the experience, skills, and determination to help you secure what is rightfully yours. Our legal team will gladly come to your office and familiarize themselves with your staff and operations, as well as craft a collections process specifically designed for your business.
When you choose to partner with The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, you decide how involved in the process you want us to be. We can be with you throughout the entire collections process and can train your staff on the front-end so that the likelihood of you collecting will be positively impacted before the file is even turned over to us.
Don’t have a support staff that handles collections? Do you need or want to outsource all of your collection efforts? At The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, we can support you with that as well. We fully understand how challenging it can be to handle sales, strategize the growth of your business, and day-to-day tasks. Adding collections to your duties can be overwhelming.
That’s why our dedicated team of attorneys in Texas wants to help you collect what is rightfully yours.
As soon as an invoice becomes delinquent, you can send it over and our collections staff will get to work immediately implementing an aggressive collections strategy that begins with a phone call and ends with your funds being completely recovered.
Our collection staff takes each file as a personal challenge and is fully invested in meeting your needs. Plus, you only pay us for the work we perform. If we collect your funds in one call, then your business is only charged for that single call.
Let The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, design an individualized collection strategy for your company.
Post Judgment Collections
Great, you have won a judgment. Now what? Unfortunately, winning a judgment doesn’t mean the debtor will automatically pay you. Fortunately, in the State of Texas, our laws offer several different ways for you to recover money and/or assets possessed by a debtor.
The easiest and most effective way to collect what you are owed is through what is known as a garnishment order.
A garnishment is a court order served on a third-party that has funds payable to the debtor (usually a bank), which states that all of the funds they have payable to the debtor should be paid to you, the creditor. Once the bank or other third party has been served the garnishment order, all of the debtor’s funds are frozen and will be paid to you, the creditor.
Another way to obtain property/assets of a debtor is through a Writ of Execution.
A writ of execution is a court order issued to a constable or sheriff ordering the seizure of property owned by the debtor. Normally, a writ of execution is used to seize real property. The constable or sheriff will make a demand upon the debtor to pay all amounts due. If full payment is not received, the constable or sheriff will seize the real property of the debtor and post if for sale at a public auction.
A writ of execution can also be used to seize all non-exempt personal property. The constable or sheriff cannot execute on a person’s homestead property. However, a business entity has no exemptions. All property owned by a business can be seized by the constable or sheriff and sold at a public auction.
Don’t know where the assets of the debtor are located? The process known as post-judgment discovery allows you to ask the debtor written questions (interrogatories) and make demands for documents that can provide you information that can help you to collect what is owed to you.
At The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, we are able to help you develop these demands and requests for documents in order to determine where the debtors’ assets are located.
If the debtor fails to answer these requests or does not fully divulge information, our Texas attorneys can help to file motions to compel, and motions for contempt, in order to help you secure full and fair recovery.
Once we have obtained all the vital information, we can develop a complete and effective strategy to help you collect the debt that is owed to you.
Domestication of Judgments from Other States
Unfortunately, in the construction industry, many debtors will move their operations or assets to another state in order to avoid creditors. When this happens, you may need to domesticate your judgment in order to collect the debt owed to you.
Do you have a judgment from another state and did the debtor move to Texas? Trust in the dependable team at The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, to efficiently get you through the process of domesticating your judgment in Texas. Once we have completed the process of domestication, the judgment made in another state will be applicable in Texas.
After this has occurred, you will be able to go after all of the debtor’s non-exempt assets located in the State of Texas.
Provided Outstanding Representation in Business and Individual Debt Collection Matters in Texas
We know how devastating it can be to your business when you are not receiving payment for the services or products you provide in good faith. That is why we here at The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, do everything within our power to deliver outstanding results for your collections-related legal issues.
With a focus on business and individual debt collection law in Texas, our streamlined methods for analyzing debts, effective strategies for making demands, the ability to secure judgments, as well as get judgments enforced, know that payment is just around the corner for you.
Alongside the previously mentioned services, our diligent Texas attorneys can also provide services for:
- Contract Disputes
Contact Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, at our Houston or San Antonio office to learn how we can be of valuable service to your collections efforts.