court fees in debt collection Germany

 

 

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Anwaltskanzlei Feinen
D-50670 Köln
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+44 203 3184513 tel
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Law Firm Feinen  Köln  Germany

Your partner in debt collection

 

 

Our Fees and conditions (2017):

 

  • no long-termed contractual binding
  • no minimum turnover
  • no Start-up fee, no upfront fees
  • no hidden fees


1. Out of court: no upfront fees ("no cure, no pay")

 

Out of court proceedings are free of charge for our clients ("no cure, no pay").

As our client you come up to pay nothing in out-of-court-activities (prelegal proceedings). In case of success in collection we only charge for a contingent fee (commission) only from the collected amount. The range is 1,5% - 7,5% (details on your request).*
Our service always includes the check of:
- court's register of debtors,
- check if service of (court) documents is possible
- pending bankruptcy proceedings,
- peculiarities in the Internet and Social Networks-low level,
- active business of the debtor (f.i. phone calls, fax), etc.

For this basic package we regularly charge 90,00 EUR each if there is no relation to a running file.
A comprehensive check of the financial situation – advanced package – includes the basic package plus credit reports of the most famous credit rating agencies in Germany, costs are 220,00 EUR for each debtor.
For a credit report we charge 150,00 EUR each.

We need: all contact details of the debtor (full name, legal form, CEO/MD, postal address, phone No., mobile No., Fax, email), the invoices, first reminder, main correspondence (emails etc), contract if available. Please send by email.

 

Our Service: On receipt of your documents (esp. invoices, proof of delivery, contact details, relevant correspondence) we

  • will sent a request for payment (dunning-letter) to your debtor immediately by setting a deadline for payment. The content is the main claim, interest and costs.
  • In the meantime we try to ascertain the financial standing and credit-worthiness and
  • we
  • will check the postal address and information we find in pour databases and Internet.
  • We will contact the debtor by telephone and force him to payment.
  • In case of a bad financial standing we negotiate and monitor an instalment plan
  • In case of bankruptcy proceedings we will file the claim to the bankruptcy court (list of creditors' claims) and observe further proceedings. If it is possible to claim for the retention of title we will inform you and manage the take over of your goods.

 

Please note that a debt collection agency can assist you merely in out of court proceedings. If court proceedings become necessary each debt collection agency will transfer the case to a Lawyer or Law Firm. It often means to spend supplementary costs and time for the services of a debt collection agency which are legally not to cover by the debtor.

 

2. Court proceedings:

If the debtor does not react or refuses to pay court proceedings are to recommend by lack of further legal options to force him to payment out of court.
Before starting any court proceedings we request for your consent and try to get information about the solvency of the debtor.

 

Please consider: If the debtor has acknowledged to pay the debt you can achieve a judgment very fast and by investing less or no fees at all!.

 

It can be sufficient to invest court fees in the range from 86,00 EUR-517,00 EUR (at a claim of 7.000,00 EUR) to obtain an enforceable judgement!
See below the Legal Table from Court Summons to Enforcement


Please note the debtor is obliged by law to refund all court and lawyers fees, if he is defeated in the lawsuit. Hence, all fees and costs are basically recoverable from the debtor.

 

Our special offers in court proceedings:

 

In court proceedings we can offer favorable, competitive terms and reasonable fees:

 

  • It is possible to free you from any costs if we dispose of full documentation and the legal position and documentation is strong and the debtor is solvent.
  • We offer conducting court proceedings by paying only court fees in case of certain circumstances (f.e. we dispose of full documentation, PoA...).
  • Furthermore it is possible to free you from any costs to start court proceedings if you accept a higher commission/success fee (15-35%) to cover our risks. 
    You can find more details here-->

We reserve to claim for the total of the legal fees if the debtor lodges an appeal against a court order or contests the debt in court proceedings (defect of goods, malperformance, late delivery, breach of contract, counterclaims etc.). We will inform you about the total of fees at an early stage or on request. Certainly you can decide not pursue the claim further on.

We always check if it is possible that you pay no fees at all especially the following conditions are fulfilled:

 

  • the debt is not contested (no legal relevant objections out of court like defect of goods, bad quality, breach of contract, partial delivery, malperformance, late delivery, counterclaims etc) or the debtor has acknowledged the debt,
  • we dispose of a valid postal address and all contact details of the debtor (phone, fax, mobile, email, website) are available and we can contact the debtor in fact,
  • we dispose of all documents like invoices, delivery notes, proof of delivery, correspondence,
  • signed Letter of Authorisation (PoA)
  • the debtor still is solvent due to our prior investigations.

 

Basically in Germany Court and Lawyer fees relate to a legal table binding by law. The amount depends on the amount in controversy (amount of claim).
We kindly ask for your understanding, that besides our offers in general court fees cannot be covered by our office, meaning that the client has to provide us with the court fees in advance. But to invest court fees in the range from 86,00 EUR-517,00 EUR (at a claim of 7.000,00 EUR) could be suffcient to obtain an enforceable judgement!

 

Nevertheless, do not hesitate to present your case to us!

 

If the debtor contests resp. objects the claim in court proceedings we charge in total (all your advance will be deducted!):

 

Legal Table for Fees in Germany

 

sum in dispute EUR
amount of the main claim

Court Fees

Lawyer Fees

In total

up to 500,00

105.00

112,50

217,50

up to 1000.00

159.00

200,00

359.00

up to 1500.00

213.00

287,50

500.50

up to 2,000.00

267.00

375,00

642.00

up to 3,000.00

324.00

502,50

826.50

up to 4,000.00

381.00

630,00

1,011.00

up to 5,000.00

438.00

757,50

1,195.50

up to 6,000.00

495.00

885,00

1,380.00

up to 7,000.00

552.00

1,012,50

1,564.50

up to 8,000.00

609.00

1,140,00

1,749.00

up to 9,000.00
666.00
1,267,50
1,933.50

up to 10,000.00

723.00

1,395,00

2,118.00

up to 13,000.00

801.00

1,510,00

2,311.00

up to 16,000.00

879.00

1,625,00

2,504.00

up to 19,000.00

957.00

1,740,00

2,697.00

up to 22,000.00

1,035.00

1,855,00

2,890.00

up to 25,000.00

1,113.00

1,970,00

3,083.00

up to 30,000.00

1,218.00

2,157,50

3,375.50

up to 35,000.00

1,323.00

2,345,00

3,668.00

up to 40,000.00

1,428.00

2,532,50

3,960.50

up to 45,000.00

1,533.00

2,720,00

4,253.00

up to 50,000.00

1,638.00

2,907,50

4,545.00

up to 65,000.00

1,998.00

3,120,00

5,118.00

up to 80,000.00

2,358.00

3,332,50

5,690.50

up to 95,000.00

2,718.00

3,545,00

6,263.00

up to 110,000.00

3,078.00

3,757,50

6,835.50

up to 125,000.00

3,438.00

3,970,00

7,408.00

up to 140,000.00

3,798.00

4,182,50

7,980.50

up to 155,000.00

4,158.00

4,395,00

8,553.00

up to 170,000.00

4,518.00

4,607,50

9,125.50

up to 185,000.00

4,878.00

4,820,00

9,698.00

up to 200,000.00
5,238.00
5,032,50
10,270.50
more than 200,00.00     Please contact us!



Not included: expenses for copies, translations, expert fees, travel expenses (court), court hearing (150,00 EUR-350,00 EUR), costs and fees of enforcement proceedings (like bailiff, seizure of bank accounts, regularly 50,00 EUR-150,00 EUR, etc.).

It can be sufficient to invest court fees in the range from 86,00 EUR-517,00 EUR (at a claim of 7.000,00 EUR) to obtain an enforceable judgement!

See below the Legal Table from Court Summons to Enforcement

Nevertheless, do not hesitate to present your case to us! If the debtor contests resp. objects the claim in court proceedings we charge in total (all your advance will be deducted!) in accordance with the:

 

 

Legal Table for Fees in German: 

From Court Summons via adversary Court Proceedings to Enforcement


amount of the claim

Court Summons

Complete
Court Proceedings

Further Fees
in 2. Step,
deduction of advance

Enforcement 
Fees

In total

sum in dispute

1. Step

2. Step


3. Step


up to 500,00

  
  

86,00

  
  

217,50

  
  

131,50

  


34,50

  

252,00

  
  

up to 1000.00

  
  

131,50

  
  

359.00

  
  

227,50

  


34,50

  

359,00

  
  

up to 1500.00

  
  

170,50

  
  

500.50

  
  

330,00

  


34,50

  

393,50

  
  

up to 2,000.00

  
  

214,50

  
  

642.00

  
  

427,50

  


45,00

  

687,00

  
  

up to 3,000.00

  
  

275,00

  
  

826.50

  
  

551,50

  


60,30

  

886,80

  
  

up to 4,000.00

  
  

335,50

  
  

1,011.00

  
  

675,50

  


75,60

  

1.086,60

  
  

up to 5,000.00

  
  

396,00

  
  

1,195.50

  
  

799,50

  


90,90

  

1.286,40

  
  

up to 6,000.00

  
  

456,50

  
  

1,380.00

  
  

923,50

  


106,20

  

1.486,20

  
  

up to 7,000.00

  
  

517,00

  
  

1,564.50

  
  

1047,50

  


121,50

  

1.686,00

  
  

up to 8,000.00

  
  

577,50

  
  

1,749.00

  
  

1171,50

  


136,80

  

1.885,80

  
  

up to 9,000.00

  
  

638,00

  
  

1,933.50

  
  

1295,50

  


152,10

  

1,933.50

  
  

up to 10,000.00

  
  

698,50

  
  

2,118.00

  
  

1419,50

  


167,40

  

2.285,40

  
  

up to 13,000.00

  
  

757,50

  
  

2,311.00

  
  

1553,50

  


181,20

  

2.492,20

  
  

up to 16,000.00

  
  

816,50

  
  

2,504.00

  
  

1687,50

  


196,00

  

2.699,00

  
  

up to 19,000.00

  
  

875,50

  
  

2,697.00

  
  

1821,50

  


208,80

  

2.905,80

  
  

up to 22,000.00

  
  

934,50

  
  

2,890.00

  
  

1955,50

  


222,60

  

3.112,60

  
  

up to 25,000.00

  
  

993,50

  
  

3,083.00

  
  

2089,50

  


236,40

  

3.319,40

Please note that this scale of fees is an overview and not legally binding. It is possible that our invoice will differ in detail. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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