Kansas City, MO asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for Kansas

Q: sued by a debt collector,sent certified letter for arbitration to court and attorney a month ago no response,what to do?

Shown up to court each time was rescheduled, next date in Jan

Took all proper steps before the arbitration letter, mo response from court or the debt attorney, should I just file with AAA since I'm not getting answer

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: If you've sent a certified letter requesting arbitration and haven't received a response from either the court or the debt collector's attorney, it's important to review the arbitration agreement to ensure compliance with its terms. Sometimes these agreements specify how to initiate arbitration, including any deadlines or procedures for notifying the other party and the court.

Since you have a court date scheduled for January, it's advisable to prepare for that court appearance unless you receive a response about the arbitration before then. If you're considering filing with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), it's important to check the arbitration agreement for any clauses that may dictate a specific arbitration service or outline the process for choosing one.

Maintain records of all your attempts to initiate arbitration and your attendance at court dates. This documentation can be crucial if there's a dispute about your efforts to resolve the matter. If you're unsure about the next steps or need clarification on the arbitration process, consulting with an attorney experienced in debt collection and arbitration might provide valuable guidance tailored to your specific situation.

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