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Problems With Money

Dealing with money problems can be scary. But it is very important to take care of these problems, the sooner the better. Any person or company can sue for money owed (a debt). This could be a credit card company, a hospital, a bank or any other person or company that thinks money is owed. The person or company that is owed money is called a creditor. The person who owes money is called a debtor.

When You Owe Money (Debtor)
Find out where to find information about different kinds of money problems, how to answer the complaint and what can happen to you if you do nothing.

When Someone Owes You Money (Creditor)
Learn how to start a court case for money.

Mandatory Arbitration
Some cases suing for money are decided by arbitrators instead of a judge. If you don’t agree with the arbitrator’s decision, you can ask for a trial de novo.

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