A “Debt Warrant” is a legal file which serves as a notice that the receiver he or she is being litigated or sued to recover a debt. This debt warrant provides information about the date for appearing in the court and it also contains the information about the amount of debt, who filed the suit and other information that is relevant to the case. Responding to the debt warrant is very important, even if one believes that the filed suit is not serious.
Debt warrant is a type of notice based beseeching. The debtor must be made aware that a warrant has been filed against him and should be informed that when and where he is going to appear to respond. Those who want to file a debt warrant can find blank legal form which they can fill with the related information to make sure that their filing meets with the terms of law and to provide complete information for the debtor.
The person who receives a debt warrant is not bound to get to the court nor will he be arrested to attend the court. Though if someone failed to respond on the said date to the court, then the court enters a default judgment against the debtor which allows the creditor to take an immediate action. In some areas debt warrant is considered as an initial step in court order proceedings. Those who don’t appear in court will receive correspondence about the default judgment, which was entered by the court.
If someone receives a debt warrant he should consult a lawyer. In response, further assistance will be provided by the lawyer. If attending the court is obliged and he can not attend it because of some reason then that can be postponed and may be rescheduled. In court, the lawyer can provides people with more options and may be possible that the pledge is dismissed or work out a reduction of the debt with a workable payment plan.
Before going to the court collect all documents relating to debt, also include communications received from creditor which may shed light upon the matter and may help you to disprove the claims made by creditor. In this material also include canceled checks, bank statements, and other financial documents which provide information about when the debt was incurred and which steps were taken to repay the debt.
Since 19th century, debtor’s prisons have been illegal in United States. They were not only imprisoning people as the owed money unkindly but they were also dealing the same way with insolvency. Since the debtors in prison are unable to increase their earnings to pay their debts, if they are able to work at all. The debt collectors are abusing the system and intimidating people, and law enforcement is going along with it.
by Gemma Maddock