Collection Terms Blog -Part 2

Collection Terms Blog -Part 2
Part 2 of our Glossary of Collection Terms Blog

Garnishment- Legal procedure where a creditor can collect a debt by reaching the debtor's property when it is being held by a third party, this can include taking a portion of wages.

Guarantee- To agree to be responsible for someone else's debt when they are unable to pay.

Indemnity- Restitution or reimbursement for loss, damage, or injuries.

Insolvency- The condition where a person is unable to pay his or her debts when they become due.

Joint Liability- When two or more parties are liable for a debt.

Judgment- Decision by a court where an official amount owed by the debtor is awarded.

Lien- Where the owner of property gives the right to secure a debt.

Negligence- Conduct that fails to match standards of behavior set by law where injury or damage can occur.

Plaintiff- The party that brings forward the claim in an action or proceeding.

Satisfaction- Discharge of an obligation when a debt is paid for.

Settlement- When a debtor offers a sum of money or property to settle a debt.

Skip- When a debtor leaves or changes all contact information and cannot be located.

Skiptracing- The act of locating a debtor.

Statute of Limitation- A law which limits how long before the right to sue is lost.

Writ- An order given by a court that requires something to be done or giving authority for someone to perform a specific act.

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