December 22, 2006, Newsletter Issue #68: Missouri Collection Agency Laws

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Following is some important information on Missouri debt recovery laws including: Missouri Statutes, Missouri Judgments, Missouri Garnishments, Missouri Interest Rates, Missouri Bad Check Laws and Missouri Collection Agency Requirements.

INTEREST RATE
Legal: 9%
Judgment: 9%

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (IN YEARS)
Sale of Goods: 4
Open Acct.: 5
Written Contract: 10
Money & Property:
Domestic Judgment: 10 (Revived every 3 years)
Foreign Judgment: 10 (Revived every 3 years)

BAD CHECK LAWS (CIVIL PENALTY)
Three times face amount owed or $100 whichever is greater not to exceed $500 (exclusive of attorney fees)

GENERAL GARNISHMENT EXEMPTIONS
See federal law; exempt 90% of week´s net pay, head of household, single person w/o depend. = 75%

COLLECTION AGENCY BOND & LICENSE
Bond: No
License: No
Fee: No

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