Step 2: An optional step before filing - Demand Letter

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We at FairClaims are providing an optional step that you may find helpful. When payment goes unpaid and you have either discussed a prolonged payment option with the owing party or have decided to simply move forward, the owing party may need a more serious push towards payment. 

We have found that if you mail them a formal letter before you file paperwork with the court, the owing party may take the matter more seriously. This is a less time consuming option for you and less costly option for them. This demand letter is basically demanding that they pay you within a certain timeframe and if they do not, you will move forward with filing a petition to have the court confirm your arbitration award against them. 

Sending a demand letter via U.S. mail rather than email makes the demand more formal and more likely that the owing party will pay attention. 

This is simply an optional step you may take which may increase your chances of getting paid without having to go to court. 

We do suggest keeping a copy of this demand letter for your records. If you do end up going to court, you can show the court that you made one last good-faith attempt to receive payment. (You may also have it sent via certified mail so you know when it has reached the intended party, another thing to keep for your records.)

Please know that FairClaims does not provide contact information for any parties due to our privacy policy. We have had parties seek out a private process server who can skip trace or access the opposing party’s information. Again, FairClaims will not provide contact information for the opposing party.




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As a reminder, FairClaims is not acting as a legal representative. All communications are for informational purposes only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.



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