Lawyer Drafted Demand Letters
When your attempts to collect money from customers stall, getting a lawyer to draft a well-written demand letter can make a significant difference in your results.
The Benefits of Writing a Demand Letter
When a tenant or other customer is in default of a contractual obligation to pay you and initial efforts to collect the debt have stalled, it may be time to write a strong demand letter. Here are the key benefits of sending a final demand letter:
- Demand letters can result in delinquent debtors taking the situation more seriously.
- Demand letters can cause a debtor to make a payment or settle.
- Should you end up in court, your arguments will be well organized and ready to go.
If you have questions about whether it is time to send a demand for payment, you can join LegalShield today and be on the phone with a provider lawyer in as little as four business hours after initial contact.
The Elements of an Effective Demand Letter
Effective demand letters generally include certain key elements. While your language should be strong, keep it polite. Attacking the debtor will only harm your chances of collecting the funds you are owed.
- The facts of the situation. Who did what and when?
- Reference relevant terms from any contract signed between the parties.
- A specific demand. Exactly how much is owed?
- A deadline with a specific date.
- A statement that you are prepared to pursue legal remedies if your demand is not met.
With LegalShield, you get access to lawyer-drafted demand letter templates, legal consultation on an unlimited number of business legal matters and your lawyer can review your demand letters prior to sending them.
How a Legalshield Small Business Plan Works for Demand Letters
All LegalShield Small Business plans include valuable benefits. When it comes to drafting demand letters and collecting debt, the most common plan usage is in two areas.
CONSULTATION AND ADVICE
You can have unlimited phone consultation with a business lawyer to get questions answered, receive legal advice and make sure you’re making the right moves.
DOCUMENT REVIEW AND NEGOTIATION
You can have your lawyer review any documents (up to 15 pages each) and even make phone calls and write letters on behalf of your business to resolve disputes with vendors, creditors or customers.
Plans Start at Only $49 Per Month
Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans
LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.
Legal consultation from a provider lawyer on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.
Receive help with business legal matters more efficiently with professional communications issued on your behalf.
Put business-related legal documents through legal review.
A collection letter from a provider lawyer could help you recoup payments more efficiently.