Muller Law Firm Helps Clients Write Effective Collection Letters

Muller, Muller, Richmond & Harms, P.C. can help you write collection letters.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - Michimich -- Has one of your customers become a debtor?

The next step you should take is to send them a collection letter. Having your demand for payment in letter form can help the debtor take the situation more seriously.

The more you can customize your collection process, the more effective it becomes. Just as a journalist covers who, what, when, where, and why, you want to cover all the bases: be specific with dates, invoices, balances due, interest amounts, and due dates. Make sure your debtor knows how much they owe and when they need to pay it. Debtors are quick to grasp at the flimsiest straws. If you give them the opportunity, eventually you'll hear a debtor claim that they didn't pay you because they didn't know how much to send or when or where to send it.

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You can send your letter by any means that you believe will be effective, including regular mail, fax, email, or express mail. Overnight mail can sometimes help create a sense of urgency.

When you're drafting your demand letter, keep in mind the following general concepts:
  • Keep it short. No more than one page.
  • Use simple words, short sentences, and frequent paragraphs. Your letter should be easy to read with no room for misinterpretation or misunderstanding. Be firm, convey urgency, and use action words.
  • Customize the letter. Even if your letter is computer-generated, identify a specific recipient and reflect the specific invoices, dates, and amounts that are past due.
  • Demand payment by a specific date. Don't give the debtor any wiggle room.

If you want to use debt collection services in Michigan, ( your first step is easy. Fill out the information form on our "Contact Us" page, or give us a call at 248-645-2440, to ask questions and figure out your next steps. Don't let the money owed to you go away- get started today! We look forward to hearing from you.

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About Muller Firm: Located in Birmingham, Michigan, Muller Firm P.C. is a family practice handling debt collection in Michigan for in-state, out of state, and international judgments against debtors. Their debt collection experts fight for creditor's rights no matter how big or small the amount of debt. Call today for help with your collections!

Mike Muller

Source: Muller, Muller, Richmond Harms, P.C.
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