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Demand Letter


Asked on Sep 15, 2023

What is a demand letter?

I recently received a letter from a collection agency demanding payment for an outstanding debt. I am unsure if this is a demand letter, or if there is a different type of letter I should be expecting. I am looking for clarification on what a demand letter is so that I can better understand the situation and take the appropriate steps to resolve this debt.

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Answered 277 days ago

Gregory F.

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What you are describing certainly sounds like a demand letter. A demand letter is simply a demand for payment of money or damages you are claimed to owe in exchange for avoiding legal action. I strongly recommend you consult with an experienced GA litigation attorney, such as myself, before deciding on your next steps.

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