What Are the Common Reasons for Unsuccessful Debt Collection Attempts in Germany?
Contributed by Dr. Stephan Ebner, DRES. SCHACHT & Kollegen, Germany.
The most common reason is insolvency of the debtor.
If there is no more money available that could be collected, the collection simply fails.
Another standard case is a debtor being untraceable.
This means that the respective Court of Law cannot even initiate a lawsuit. Followingly, the authorities cannot collect any money.
Contributor: Dr. Stephan Ebner
Agency/Firm: DRES. SCHACHT & Kollegen
Position/Title: Rechtsanwalt, Attorney at Law (NY)
Country: Germany / USA
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