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There are many collection attorneys who make their living sending debt collection letters. They send these letters all over the country. Their business model is that their law degree will scare debtors into sending them money. This is legal, but they must follow the laws which govern debt collectors. And, they are powerless. All they can do is ask for money.

Only a lawyer licensed to practice in your state can file a lawsuit against you. And a lawsuit must be filed, and a judgment obtained, before a plaintiff can garnish your wages. At that point, they are now a "judgment creditor."

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DH

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There are many collection attorneys who make their living sending debt collection letters. They send these letters all over the country. Their business model is that their law degree will scare debtors into sending them money. This is legal, but they must follow the laws which govern debt collectors. And, they are powerless. All they can do is ask for money.

Only a lawyer licensed to practice in your state can file a lawsuit against you. And a lawsuit must be filed, and a judgment obtained, before a plaintiff can garnish your wages. At that point, they are now a "judgment creditor."

Regards,

DH

What if the attorney's Corporate status isn't in good standing in the state?

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Unless they have been ordered to not do business in your state it won't matter. As stated above, all they can really do is just ask you for money.

Generally speaking, if it gets time for a lawsuit, for obvious reasons, an attorney licensed and in good standing for your state will then be retained.

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I live in AZ and have a judgement against me from a law firm that isn't in good standing with the AZ Corporate Commission....What can I do with this information?

Nothing really, can't imagine the AZ Corporate Commission allows for a private right of action.

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You don't, you would owe whoever the plaintiff is in the lawsuit. Is the attorneys office listed as the plaintiff?

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