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Judicial debt collection

The traditional out-of-court debt collection phase may be necessary - if payment is still not forthcoming.

At Collectia, we solve many cases every day in the traditional and extrajudicial debt collection phase.

From time to time, it is also necessary to supplement judicial debt collection when the extrajudicial debt collection phase is not sufficient and the debtor, for example, does not react or refuses to pay the claim. With our unique legal set-up, we can offer to take your case to judicial debt collection.

All domestic debt collection can be tracked via our user-friendly customer web. This gives you peace of mind and transparency throughout the entire process at Collectia.

Judicial debt collection - Collection agency Collectia

Requirements for your cases

  • No requirement on the amount of money
  • No requirement on the number of cases you transfer
  • No start-up costs
  • Opposition cases are not transferable

Collectia can help you achieve this:

  • Preparation of payment orders
  • Interrupt statute of limitations
  • Meeting in all bailiff courts in the country free of charge
  • Help with any opposition proceedings and to conduct them
  • Higher and more efficient recovery
  • Confidence throughout the process


The vast majority of debt collection cases are resolved through out-of-court debt collection, which involves sending reminder letters, debt collection notices, phone calls and ongoing dialog with your customer or supplier. If they are unable to pay the entire amount at once, there are often good opportunities to establish an installment plan.

Unfortunately, from time to time you may find that other methods need to be used if payment is not obtained through extrajudicial debt collection. These measures often go through the enforcement court, which is also known as judicial debt collection. Judicial debt collection is used by the enforcement court, where the debtor can be ordered to pay the claim. This has the same legal effect as a judgment.

Below we have collected the most frequently asked questions related to judicial debt collection:

What does judicial recovery mean?

Judicial debt collection, also referred to as in-court debt collection, is a legal action that can be taken if debt collection in the extrajudicial process has not led to a solution. Judicial debt collection takes place either in civil court or in the enforcement court.

How does judicial debt collection work?

Based on your information and documentation, we prepare either a demand for payment, which is sent to the enforcement court, or a summons, which is sent to the civil court in the jurisdiction where your customer resides. If a foundation is obtained, either by the enforcement court endorsing the payment demand or the civil court issuing a judgment, you have the option of enforced collection by the enforcement court.

Judicial debt collection - all you need to know in brief

Is judicial recovery a guarantee that I will get my money?

No, you can't. Unfortunately, debt collection is never a guarantee that you will get your money, but the likelihood increases with the help of the court. If the debtor does not have the money, you have the option of

  1. Establishing an installment plan with the help of the court.
  2. Seize assets held by the debtor.
  3. Get a foundation for your claim - a foundation that is valid for 10 years, rather than a 3-year statute of limitations.
Is judicial debt collection expensive?

No - but there are additional costs associated with this, such as DKK 750 for the enforcement court. However, this amount is charged to the claim and thus to the debtor. You only have to pay the court fee.

Legal costs

In the case of extrajudicial debt collection, there are certain costs associated with the bailiff or civil court.

At the start of the case in the enforcement court, you must pay the state court fee of DKK 750.00. If the case is advanced by the enforcement court, this fee will be charged to the total claim, and thus to your customer. You can therefore consider it an outlay and an investment that will be returned when the customer pays. There are no unpredictable costs associated with legal debt collection, as you will always be asked if you wish to pursue legal action.

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