Does a Demand Letter Sent by an Attorney Work?

If you are embroiled in a dispute and are thinking about hiring a lawyer to send a demand letter, you may be asking yourself whether it’s worth the cost. Hiring an attorney to send a demand letter can help for several reasons and may actually save you money in the long run. A demand letter sent by an attorney can get you the results you’re looking for but can also give you a clearer sense of your options once the recipient responds (or doesn’t respond).  Demand letters are sent by attorneys to resolve an issue before it escalates into a… ( Read Full Article… )

7 Things to Do if You Have Received a Demand Letter

Receiving a demand letter, especially from an attorney, is not a pleasant experience. Demand letters are used as a tactic to encourage a party to take (or refrain from) a particular action. For example, the sender may be asking you to pay a bill or repay a loan.   A demand letter can act as a starting point for settling a dispute. A demand letter can also serve as an ultimatum before the sender takes more serious action is taken. If the parties can’t come to an agreement after a demand letter is sent, the next step may be litigation.  What… ( Read Full Article… )

How to Get a Personal Loan Repaid from a Friend or Family Member

If you have loaned money to a friend, family member, or acquaintance and they haven’t paid you back, you’re not alone. Many people generously offer financial assistance to someone close to them, trusting that they will eventually be paid back, but then unexpectedly encounter difficulty when the loan comes due.  Collecting money from someone you know can be a delicate situation. There are unique considerations involved when a personal loan involves someone (and mutual acquaintances) that are part of your life. You certainly want to collect what you’re owed, but you want to limit any hard feelings and lingering resentment. … ( Read Full Article… )

How to Send a Letter Notifying Your Intent to Sue

If you’re having a feud with someone and you’re reaching the end of your patience, you may be considering filing a lawsuit. Whether it’s to get your money back, put an end to a neighbor’s disturbances or settle a landlord/tenant issue, lawsuits should always be a measure of last resort. Lawsuits are expensive, unpredictable, and consume a great deal of energy and attention.  Before resorting to the court system, it’s a good idea to first send a letter of intent to sue, also sometimes known as a demand letter, to the other side. A pre-suit letter can put the party… ( Read Full Article… )

How to Collect Overdue Payments for Freelancers and Independent Contractors

Almost every freelancer, independent contractor, or novice entrepreneur will experience, at some point, the frustration of attempting to collect payment from a client. You’ve upheld your end of the bargain and finished everything you were asked to do… and suddenly, the client has effectively ghosted you.  How do you request payments from clients for projects or services that have been completed? How should you manage your relationship with the client in these situations? What can you do to protect yourself ahead of time? Do you need a demand letter? At what point should a lawyer get involved?  In this article,… ( Read Full Article… )

How to Send a Cease and Desist Letter to Stop Trademark Infringement

In this article, we’ll explain why and how you should send a cease and desist letter if someone is infringing on your trademark. A cease and desist letter notifies a party that they infringe on your intellectual property and demands that they stop. The goal of a cease and desist letter is to end the infringement without resorting to a lawsuit. A cease and desist letter for trademark infringement is usually most effective when sent by an attorney on your behalf. Demand Letters can connect you to an attorney that will prepare and send a cease and desist letter for… ( Read Full Article… )

How to Send a Demand Letter for Unpaid Wages

Does your current or former employer owe you money because they failed to pay you for hours worked? According to some researchers, it is estimated that employees are not paid at least $19 billion every year in overtime. Approximately $40-60 billion is lost annually when we consider all forms of wage theft. This enormous discrepancy is largely due to three major factors: employees are not always aware of their employment rights, sometimes employees are not aware they are owed wages, and employers are sometimes not strictly monitored because government agencies do not have the resources to audit every business.  In… ( Read Full Article… )

How to Use a Cease & Desist Letter to Stop Copyright Infringement

In this article, we will explore what it means to have a copyright and how you can protect your original work from copycats with a cease and desist letter. For a low flat rate, Demand Letters can connect you to an attorney that can draft and send a cease and desist to protect your intellectual property interests, with no hidden charges or retainers.  What is Copyright?  Perhaps you have seen the © symbol across different mediums—books, films, even artwork. That symbol designates copyright. Legally, a copyright is a form of intellectual property (IP) law that protects original works of authorship…. ( Read Full Article… )

Using a Cease and Desist Letter to Stop Harassment From a Neighbor

Sometimes living next door to an annoying resident can make the old adage “love thy neighbor” tough to live by. While we all want to live in peace with our neighbors, there are times when it is necessary to confront them about their behavior. Complaints between neighbors commonly involve loud noises, construction, threatening behavior, smells, pets, loud music, cleanliness, encroaching over property lines, or pests. With more people than ever staying at home all day to work or attend school remotely, the persistent sound of music, footsteps, or pets can result in potentially greater tension between neighbors.  In this article,… ( Read Full Article… )

Do I Need a Lawyer to Send a Cease and Desist Letter?

A cease and desist letter can be sent when you want a person or organization to stop engaging in actions that are harming you. A cease and desist letter notifies the recipient that they are causing you harm, harassing you, or infringing your rights and formally demands they stop their conduct.  A common question that comes up with cease and desist letters is whether a lawyer is required to send one. The answer is no, a cease and desist letter does not need to be sent by a lawyer, but for reasons we will explain, using a lawyer is highly… ( Read Full Article… )