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Frequently Asked Questions

 

If you have received correspondence from this office or court documents, please review the current list of frequently asked questions below.  Click on the question highlighted below to go to the answer for this question.  Click the text labeled “return to top of page” to return to the top of this page and list of questions.

 

 

What should I do if I received a letter from your office?

What should I do if I have received a Warrant in Debt from your office?

What should I do if I have received a Summons to Answer Interrogatories?

What should I do if I have received a Show-Cause Summons?

May I negotiate a payment plan with your office?

 

What should I do if I received a letter from your office?

 

Please read the letter carefully.  If the letter requests payment, please make all checks or money orders payable to your homeowners or condominium association.   Please do not make checks or money orders payable to this office.  We ask that you mail your payment to our office so we are aware that you made the requested payment.  We will then forward the check or money order to the community association’s management company.  We do not accept walk in visits and cash payments

 

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What should I do if I have received a Warrant in Debt from your office?

 

Please read the Warrant in Debt and attachments carefully.  We usually attach a statement of account that we receive from your association which provides a breakdown of the amount for which you are being sued.  Most community association documents require that the homeowners reimburse the association for the attorney’s fees and court costs it has incurred to initiate legal action.  Therefore, a homeowner who has been sued will owe more than the principal amount of the suit. You may pay your debt prior to your court date.  Please make your check or money order payable to your homeowners or condominium association and mail it directly to this firm.  Please do not make checks or money orders payable to this office.  We ask that you mail your payment to our office so we are aware that you made the requested payment.  We will then forward the check or money order to the Association’s management company.  We do not accept walk in visits and cash payments

 

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What should I do if I have received a Summons to Answer Interrogatories?

 

Please read the Summons carefully.  This is a court document that requires you to come to court to answer financial questions about your ability to pay a judgment entered against you.  You must appear for the court date unless you pay the full judgment amount in the form of certified funds prior the court date.  All checks or money orders are made payable to your homeowners or condominium association and should be mailed directly to this firm.  Please do not make checks or money orders payable to this office.  We ask that you mail your payment to our office so we are aware that you made the requested payment.  We will then forward the check or money order to the Association’s management company.  We do not accept walk in visits and cash payments

 

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What should I do if I have received a Show-Cause Summons?

 

Please read the Summon carefully.  This is an order to appear before the court because you failed to appear in court in response to the Summons to Answer Interrogatories.  You must appear for your court date.  When you appear in Court you will be asked to explain why the Court should not hold you in contempt.  We will typically ask the court to authorize a Capias (arrest warrant) for someone  that has failed to appear in court for a Show Cause Summons that has been properly served.

 

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May I negotiate a payment plan with your office?

 

This firm does not have the authority to negotiate payment plans.  Any type of payment plan must be approved by your homeowners or condominium association.  If you want to enter into a payment plan, please submit your proposed plan in writing.  Your proposed plan must include specific dates of payments and specific payment amounts.  We will then submit your proposed payment plan to your community association.  We will respond back to you in writing with its decision.  While you should feel free to submit any type of payment plan you desire, please be aware that most of our clients do not accept payment plans that exceed three months.

 

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Raymond Ceresa PC * 20605 Gordon Pk Square, Suite 170 * Ashburn, VA * US * 20147

Disclaimer: These materials have been prepared by Raymond A. Ceresa, P.C. for informational purposes only and are not legal advice.  Transmission of this information is not intended to create and receipt does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.  The information contained on this web site is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or as a substitute for seeking legal advice from a licensed attorney.