The summons to pay
|The summons to pay is usable in many countries. It is a legal procedure designed to compel your debtor to pay you through a judgment done in your favor by the Commercial Court.
Longer (it can take up to 2 years) and more expensive, it is nevertheless preferable to the order for payment if you suspect that your debtor will dispute your claim (and make opposition to the order for payment) and send you back to a judgment to settle the litigation.
The summons to pay process
The summons to pay is materialized by a note issued by a bailiff representing the plaintiff (creditor) to cite his opponent (the client or debtor) to appear to the Commercial Court. During the confrontation, make sure you have a complete file proving that your claim is:
|If the judge decides to grant enforcement, the creditor shall serve it by a bailiff to recover his due.
Be preferably represented by a lawyer during a court appearance in order to increase your chances to win the lawsuit.
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