Debt

What is the legal basis for sending a civil demand letter to a person who is caught shoplifting, and what happens after you get a letter.

Why you should say "no" when asked to cosign for a loan or lease.

How marital debt can become a problem if not paid off or properly handled in a divorce judgment, and sometimes even with the best effort to prevent future problems.

Is the recipient of a check prevented from collecting additional funds after accepting and depositing a check that is marked as payment in full.

How the five C's of credit -- character, collateral, capacity, capital and conditions -- can help you avoid risk when extending credit.

If you are trying to collect a debt or get payment on a delinquent account, professionals may be of assistance.

With U.S. paper money imprinted with the declaration, "this note is legal tender for all debts, public and private", when can a business or government office refuse to accept cash payments.

Avoiding problems when allocating responsibility for credit card debt in a divorce judgment.

How to find and work with a reliable debt management service.

How to figure out if you would benefit from debt consolidation, and finding a good loan.

Practical tips for getting out of debt while avoiding bankruptcy.

Tips for finding and working with a credit counseling service.