When you have an outstanding debt with a French resident, even if the debt is not your own and you are working for it, you may have to act on its behalf. This can be quite daunting in the beginning until you get used to the process and know where to start. This article is intended to allow you to go through this process very easily by taking all responsibility away from yourself.
France is the second largest country in Europe and major economic power. French businesses trade domestically and internationally, and are keen to build their customer base. Their customers, however, may not always pay on time, which can cause issues for business cash flow.
If your French customer owes you money and is refusing to pay, you need to know what to do. This guide takes you through how to collect a debt in France.
Here are some things to know about making a claim in France:
There are no discovery rules, so there is no exchange of documents or written questions. You must gather all the evidence you need before filing suit.
You must file your complaint for breach of contract in French and state the amount and basis for your claim. If you’re claiming interest, damages or costs, you must itemize those as well.
The defendant has 10 days to respond to your complaint; otherwise, it becomes uncontested, and you can request an immediate judgment. If the defendant contests the complaint, there is no deadline for the judge’s decision.
The court will generally grant judgment to you if it finds that your facts are true and uncontested. If there’s any dispute over facts or law, it will schedule an oral hearing that usually takes place within three months of filing suit.
A judgment in French court is valid throughout the European Union — although it must be translated into,
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