Debt Collector in Georgia
A “debt collector,” as defined by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act [“FDCPA”], is a person or a business that regularly collects debts owed to another.
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What is Cooling & Winter, LLC?
Cooling and Winter is a southeast regional debt collection law firm based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The firm represents national banks, credit card issuers, student loan issuers, debt buyers, and financial institutions.
It is considered a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Under the FDCPA, a debt collector is a person or a company that regularly collects past-due debts owed to others.
Why is Cooling and Winter Contacting Me?
If Cooling and Winter is contacting you, you most likely owe a debt to either a credit card company or a debt collector.
These debt collection calls and letters are very stressful because they are attempting to collect a debt and are either threatening to sue, in the process of suing you, or have already sued you.
What to do if they file a lawsuit against me?
If Cooling and Winter serves you, you need to promptly respond to the credit card or debt buyer lawsuit.
If you do not respond to the summons, Cooling and Winter will obtain may obtain a default judgment.
Can Cooling and Winter Garnish my Wages?
If a debt buyer or creditor retains a law firm, they have every intention to collect on a debt.
Armed with the judgment, the creditor can garnish your wages and bank accounts.
How can I stop a Cooling and Winter Wage or Bank Garnishment?
If you are being sued or garnished by a debt collector, contact Diwan Law immediately.
We have the knowledge and experience to defend you in every aspect of your case.
Diwan Law will assert all viable defenses you may have, file the appropriate motions, and negotiate with the creditor to prevent the creditor from garnishing you.
If Cooling and Winter is suing you for any amount of money, contact Diwan Law, the credit card defense attorney, to discuss your legal options. Call Diwan Law, 404-635-6883, for a free consultation.
About Diwan Law
Diwan Law is dedicated to getting our clients the best result possible.
Diwan Law represents clients facing:
- Debt buyer lawsuits (i.e. Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery Associates, Asset Acceptance, Cavalry Portfolio Services, Unifund, etc.)
- Credit Card lawsuits
- Suits stemming from automobile repossession deficiencies, apartment leases, and other contract-related matters;
- Dormant judgment revival; and
- Garnishment actions on bank accounts or wages.
Diwan Law Handles Cases in:
Gwinnett County State Court; Dekalb County State Court; Cobb County State Court; Fulton County State Court; Henry County State Court; and most other state courts in Georgia.
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Magistrate Court And Small Claims Cases
In Georgia, magistrate court cases are small claims and are limited to cases in which the amount sought is $15,000 or less.
Claims in magistrate court are heard and decided by a magistrate judge without a jury.
Frequently, these cases relate to credit card debt or other small claims for money.
Just because a claim is brought in magistrate court does not change the burden of proof. The plaintiffs still have to prove their claim.
Common Types of Cases Handled in Small Claims Court
- Dispossessory [Evictions]
- A landlord not returning a security deposit
- Gym contract disputes
- Credit card lawsuits
- Overcharges for car repairs or faulty work
- Unlawful eviction notices
- Construction lawsuits
- Pet disputes
- Debt Collection Lawsuits
Do I Need a Lawyer for Small Claims Court?
Whether you need an attorney in magistrate court depends on your specific situation. Either way, you may want to consult a lawyer.
You may wish to have a consultation in which you discuss the facts and circumstances of the case with a neutral party. In this manner, you can get the lawyer’s opinion about the strength of your case. You may also learn about weaknesses in your case that you may not have considered.
A lawyer may advise whether or not you should pursue the action against the other party. They may discuss the problems with collecting on a judgment even if you do win. This can help you make a more informed decision about the likelihood of actually collecting on a judgment.
A lawyer may also be able to assist plaintiffs and counter-defendants with the preparation of evidence. They may describe the process involved in getting evidence admitted in court. They can also point out if some types of evidence may not be admissible.
When you should hire an attorney
- When the other party has a lawyer in small claims court
If you find out an attorney is representing the other party in a magistrate case and you aren’t, you probably need a lawyer, too.
After all, you don’t want the defendant having what seems like the unfair advantage of professional help.
- When facing a corporation or business in small claims court
If you are going against a corporation or business [such as a credit card company or a debt collector] in magistrate court, it’s prudent to hire a lawyer if possible.
If you are dealing with a claim in magistrate court, contact Diwan Law, the credit card defense attorney, to discuss your legal options. Call Diwan Law, 404-635-6883, for a free consultation today.
Diwan Law Handles Cases in:
Gwinnett County Magistrate Court; Dekalb County Magistrate Court; Cobb County Magistrate Court; Fulton County Magistrate Court; Henry County Magistrate Court; and most other magistrate courts in Georgia.
121 Perimeter Center W., Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30346
We serve clients across Georgia, including, but not limited to, clients in the following locations: Fulton County including Atlanta, Milton, Roswell, and Sandy Springs; Bibb County including Macon; Carroll County including Carrollton; Cobb County including Kennesaw, Marietta, and Smyrna; Coweta County including Newnan; DeKalb County including Brookhaven, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Stone Mountain; Douglas County including Douglasville; Floyd County including Rome; Gwinnett County including Duluth; Habersham County including Cornelia; and Hall County including Gainesville, Cherokee County, Henry County, Forsyth County, and Paulding County.
An Atlanta law firm that provides exceptional service in debt collection litigation defense, civil rights litigation, traffic ticket defense, and more!