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Creditor’s Rights

Linnell, Choate & Webber, LLP can assist with creditor’s rights, including:

  • Account Collection
  • Breach of Contract
  • Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures
  • Bond Claims
  • Lien Claims
  • Small Claims
  • Money Judgments

Attorney John “Jack” Conway can assist with creditor’s rights actions.

Legal Q&A – When should I call an attorney about delinquent accounts and my rights as a creditor?



Although the statute of limitations on most contract and accounts receivable collections is 6 years, you should take action as soon as possible in order to best protect your rights as a creditor.  If a customer is not paying your bills, there is a good chance they may not be paying other creditors.  Steps should be taken to protect your business interests immediately, as there may be a risk of a bankruptcy filing or insolvency.  Recognize the warning signs, and contact us about your rights as a creditor.

What other creditors rights may be available?

To the extent you are holding money or property of a customer who owes your business money, you may have “set off” rights, allowing you to take that money or property and apply it to your customer’s delinquent account.  A common example of a set off is when a debtor has a mortgage or other personal loan with a bank where the debtor also has a checking account.  If the customer defaults on the personal loan with the bank, the bank may, without notice, take money from the checking account and apply it toward the personal loan.

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Linnell, Choate & Webber, LLP

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