Collections: Getting Your Due

Attorney Fee Recovery
We emphasize the recovery of your attorneys fees. We understand that you are not made whole unless you are reimbursed for your fees. Accordingly, we will help you analyze up front whether you can recover your fees. Where fees are recoverable, we will insist that your debtor be held liable for those fees (unless you direct otherwise). Where fees are not recoverable we will help you decide on the best course of action and we will help you know what you can do to ensure that you will have the right to recover fees on future claims.

Finding Assets
Obtaining a judgment against your debtor is only useful if your debtor has assets available to satisfy the judgment. We can help you determine whether your debtor owns assets so you can decide whether to pursue your claim. Our law firm has resources that enable us to locate assets throughout the State of Utah, including but not limited to real estate, vehicles, employment, and business interests. We can use these resources, as well as other tools such as debtor examinations, to help you locate assets capable of satisfying the debt.

Obtaining a Judgment
Our goal is to collect your money as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. To that end, we will typically contact your debtor prior to filing a lawsuit to try to convince your debtor to pay you voluntarily. If a lawsuit is needed, we can competently litigate your claim and seek a judgment from the court. Our firm has experienced attorneys capable of handling a wide variety of lawsuits.

Enforcement of Utah Judgments
Once you have obtained a judgment (whether through our firm or otherwise) we can help you collect the judgment by seizing assets owned by the debtor in Utah. Our attorneys are experienced in the enforcement of judgments and can help you seize or attach any non-exempt Utah asset, such as real estate, vehicles, bank accounts, accounts receivable, cash, inventory, liens, guns, equipment, recreational vehicles, investment accounts, lawsuits, stocks, partnership interests, and almost any other type of asset. If you’ve obtained a judgment in small claims court and still haven’t been paid, we may be able to help you collect the judgment.

Enforcement of Foreign (non-Utah) Judgments
Have you obtained a judgment in another state against a defendant that has assets or property in Utah? Our attorneys can help you domesticate or transfer your foreign judgment to Utah. Once your sister-state judgment has been converted into a Utah judgment, we can help you collect your foreign judgment by seizing the defendant’s assets located in Utah.

Protection from Bankruptcy
We can advise you of actions you can take now that will help protect you from possible future bankruptcies of your customers. If your customer has already filed for bankruptcy protection, we can help you look for other possible payment sources. We can also help you determine whether you need representation in the bankruptcy court and, if representation is warranted, we can represent your interests in the bankruptcy action. We can help you determine whether there are grounds to avoid having your claim discharged in the bankruptcy and we can help you preserve any right to payment you may have in the bankruptcy.

We have Utah attorneys who are experienced in debt collection and judgment enforcement. We can help you analyze your claim to determine whether it is worth pursuing and whether a recovery is likely. To schedule an appointment, contact us at the number listed below.

Skoubye, Nielson, Johansen Attorneys Salt Lake City Utah

Kevin Bischoff