You should consider the financial advantages or disadvantages of a proposed legal action by discussing it with the lawyer. For example, would the court costs and legal fees be more than the amount of a bad debt you would like to recover?
Get legal advice before signing documents or taking legal action, and then carefully consider the advice of the lawyer.
This information is from the Oregon State Bar's Tel-law service, a collection of recorded legal information messages prepared by the lawyers of Oregon. In addition to being online, the Tel-law service is accessible by telephone at
or toll-free in Oregon only, 1-800-452-4776
. A touch tone phone allows direct access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To receive a free Tel-law brochure listing the subjects available call 503-620-0222
, ext. 0.
It is important for you to realize that changes may occur in any area of law. This information is not intended to be legal advice regarding your particular problem, and it is not intended to replace the work of an attorney.