France Debt Collection

Did you know that France can take longer than other European nations to collect debts? We can obtain the cash you are entitled to with native French speakers by your side who are proficient in the language. Our professionals are acquainted to the French business culture and are knowledgeable about the country’s debt collection legislation. Our attorneys can assist you in rapidly and effectively recovering your cash via No Cure No Pay debt collection in France. Learn everything you need to know for a French debt collection to be a success.

Extrajudicial phase: How to collect debt in France without court involvement in 7 easy steps.

Step 1: It only takes two minutes to begin debt collecting in France. You will be asked to submit information about yourself, your debtor, and your debt collection efforts in France.

Step 2:The best qualified French debt collection professional with knowledge and experience relevant to your industry will be given your case. We scan both local and international databases as the first steps in our research.

Step 3:A mise en Demeure, also known as a formal notice or demand letter, will be sent by your French caseworker. This will be tailored to your situation and written in French. These letters must be sent by registered post by French debt collection rules.

step 4:Your French caseworker will get in touch with you in step four. You will be able to choose the strategy you want to use while speaking with your debtor. Furthermore, our online site allows you to monitor the progress of your case around the clock.

Step 5: We will get in touch with your French debtor by phone and email if they don’t respond to the mise en Demeure. We have a dialogue to better understand the debtor’s situation, which also helps to prevent any misunderstandings.

Step 6: Another option is to order a bailiff to visit the debtor. We can look into your debtor more thoroughly because of our connections throughout France.

Step 7: Without the need for court involvement, 95% of our cases are resolved extra judicially. We can collect your claim using the knowledge of our native in-house specialists and the many tools we have prepared for your French debtor. In collaboration with you, we can proceed to the legal phase if your debtor declines to pay or contests the claim. Before doing so, we go over all of your options and prices in great detail.

France Debt Collection

"No Cure, No Pay" French collection agency for debt

You are in a much better position with a debt collection law company than a typical debt collection organization in France when it comes to No Cure No Pay debt collection. Our debt collection lawyers can advise you and pursue legal action, but a standard debt collection firm in France can only use its resources to a certain level. Starting off, there is no cure, no pay. This enables us to look into your debtor and take the appropriate action. The amount, complexity of the case, and French debt collection rules all play a role in whether we are successful in collecting interest and expenses from your debtor.

French debt collection regulations

There is various French debt collection rules on which we can rely upon bringing legal action against a debtor who resides in France. Different situations call for different approaches to data collection. Our French debt collection experts are familiar with French domestic debt collection legislation. They can provide you with guidance on the best course of action to take for successful debt recovery in France.

Procedures for a payment order

Our French attorneys may file an injonction de payer (French term) if the French debtor refuses to pay during the extrajudicial phase. The most economical method of collecting money for your invoices is through this order for payment technique. The French attorney will officially ask the court for an enforceable title. The debtor is obligated to pay the loan right away thanks to this enforceable title. If the debtor doesn’t make payments, creditors may take further action, such as seizing the debtor’s assets.

.The debtor will be informed and requested his input before establishing an enforceable title. Given that the court will ask the creditor to respond to the debtor’s objection or appear at a hearing, the debtor may also raise an objection that delays the process.

Brief proceedings

The claim is contested if the debtor disputes the invoice. Starting de référé (French Term) procedure is something we advise doing in disputed circumstances. In this instance, the French attorney will submit any pertinent records that support the debtor’s need to make payment. Through a bailiff, this is accomplished. We must demonstrate that the unpaid invoice is due and that the debtor does not object for summary actions to be accepted. However, the matter must be handled through standard civil processes, if the court determines that there is a substantive dispute regarding the claim.

Ordinary civil actions

The procedure au fond, in which our French attorneys represent the client before the French court, will be used to resolve instances involving more complex disagreements. The debtor is required to appear at the hearing that we have summoned them to. Lawyers are anticipated to present their cases before the judge at the initial hearing. The judge will next establish a timetable for attorneys to exchange written arguments. Following completion of the schedule, parties are summoned to a final hearing, following which the judge renders a decision.

French bailiffs

In France, bailiffs are sworn in as members of the court. They have the right to deal with both extrajudicial and judicial issues. Our French attorneys collaborate closely with bailiffs to carry out the enforcement procedures that are best left in the hands of bailiffs. Our chosen attorneys at DDR have a wealth of experience representing clients in French courtrooms. To achieve efficient and pleasing results, they have built a portfolio of legal partners in France. For instance, the debtor is granted a window of time to take voluntary action once a judgment is rendered in our client’s favor. To handle asset and car searches for seizure, our attorneys order a bailiff, who then conducts the searches as a pressure tactic .

France's enforcement of debt collection

The verdict must be put into effect within six months of the judgment’s issuing once we have received an official ruling from the French court. A bailiff must serve a judgment on a debtor for it to be carried out. Then a bailiff will be able to use any type of execution procedure to put pressure on your debtor to pay. By French law, creditors have access to a variety of execution tools, including asset searches and seizures, conservatory seizures, bank or vehicle seizures, and more. In France, the bailiff can also register the business on a recognized regional and national database.

France's time limits for collecting debt

Payment claims are subject to a five-year time limit when it comes to debt collection in France. This means that you will no longer be able to file a lawsuit against your debtor after the statute of limitations expires. This rule does have a few exceptions, though. For instance, payment claims under transport law have a one-year statute of limitations, but some claims under construction law have a ten-year statute of limitations. There are various ways for creditors to extend the statute of limitations, including through the debtor’s acceptance of the claim or the filing of a lawsuit.

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