Lawyers that want to collect a debt want your money. To get it from you they need information on where it is: a bank account, a job, a list of assets, etc. In New Jersey, they do this by sending you a form questionnaire called an "information subpoena." Although it comes from their office, it is still a court document and should be treated as such. Once you have received it, you must fill it out completely, sign it, and return it to the law firm within 14 days.

If you do not do this, you can be held in contempt of court. Continuing to ignore it can (and usually does) result in a warrant for your arrest being issued by a judge! A sheriff or other court officer may come to your home to pick you up, or you could be arrested upon being pulled over for a traffic violation.
Steven J. Richardson
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Bankruptcy, Collections, Student Loan, DUI and Traffic Court attorney in Woodbury, NJ.