My debtor claims that he wants to pay his debt to me and he asks me to go to a notary public and paralegal office he has found (which is 23 miles way from me) and he is asking me to sign some papers there and give his checks back to him. I already offered him to meet at a public cafe and told him to bring a witness and I will sign and give him a paper telling him that I received my money in full amount and give him his checks but he did not accept. He and his paralegal person insist that I should go to them. I also told them "let's do this in the lawyer's Office I will find," they said "no", "not necessary, why do I need a lawyer because he wants to pay in good faith."
Please advise, what I should do and what steps I should take. Should I go there in trust (he is a very untrustworthy person) or should I invite him to the office of a lawyer I will find and who will represent me? Your help and advice about this matter will be deeply appreciated. Thank you.
Answered on: 1/31/12, 2:16 pm by Leon Rountree III
It may be a good idea to have an attorney help you with this negotiation. A debtor who is acting in good faith should not have a problem with you having representation in this matter if you feel you need it. The fact that they are trying to make you jump through hoops to get your money is unacceptable. An attorney can help you decide if legal action may be warranted against this debtor to possibly provide more leverage.
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