Durham, NC asked in Business Law and Collections for Wisconsin

Q: I am ready to send a business owner the creditor demand letter. Do I need to mail it?

This business owner owes me over $10,000. I texted him and emailed him asking him to pay me back but he just ignore me. I can mail a demand letter to him but my guess is he won't read it. I just want to start this process. How should I start? Thanks!

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2 Lawyer Answers

William F Sulton Esq.

  • Waukesha, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: You should consider filing a lawsuit. If the contract is between two businesses, you will need to hire a lawyer because only a lawyer can represent a business in court.

Sarah Lynn Ruffi

  • Collections Lawyer
  • Wausau, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: It depends on how much the business owes you over $10,000. The small claims limit is $10,000. If the business owes you less than $20,000-25,000, you may be better off filing in small claims court and representing yourself instead of hiring a lawyer to file in large claims.

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