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If creditor files a judgement against you and the judge

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If creditor files a judgement against you and the judge grants it and awards the attorney 25 percent attorney fees plus cost of the court and proceedings. Can the attorney bill the creditor for the attorney fees and the creditor add it back to the account? Then when the garnishment is granted get another 25 percent plus cost of court
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.

To answer directly, yes, the attorney can indeed add all filing fees, attorney fees, and collection fees to the judgment. The judgment must so state, but typically any expense pertaining to collections and pursuit of debt is ultimately paid for by the debtor, not the creditor. This type of action by creditor is very common and very legal.


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