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Debt Collection

Self-Help Information

  • Debt Collection Information

    This brochure provides a summary of your rights when dealing with creditors and some guidelines for determining what debts should be given a priority in a financial crisis. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Cease Contact Letter

    Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete a Cease Contact Letter to a Creditor or Collection Agency. We suggest you read our publication Debt Collection: Cease Contact Letters before completing this interview. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • How to Use Cease Contact Letters

    This brochure provides information on how to use cease contact letters with collection agencies and creditors Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • District Court Forms for Oahu

    The Hawaii State Judiciary's available pleading forms for District Court of the First Circuit Read More

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    Hawaii State Judiciary
  • Repossession of Personal Property (not real estate)

    Use this brochure if you have personal property (including a car, furniture, etc.) that is being repossessed by your creditor. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

    This section of the FTC website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics that can help you exercise your consumer rights and avoid rip-offs. Read More

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Learn about Vehicle Repossession

    Learn about vehicle repossession: seizing and selling the vehicle, what happens to personal property, and talking with your creditor or lessor. Read More

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Self-Help Centers & Access to Justice Rooms

    The Hawaii Court Self-Help Centers and Access to Justice Rooms are a joint effort of the Hawaii State Judiciary, the Hawaii Access To Justice Commission, the Hawaii State Bar Association, local bar associations, and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to help self-represented litigants better understand their rights and the court process. This is a free program provided by the help of volunteer attorneys. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Self-Help Form: Garnishee Order

    Complete this court form if you want to collect money owed to you from a Judgment. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Tips on Dealing with Debt

    Everything you need to know about debt including managing debt, how to repair your credit, debt collection practices, and debt relief. Read More

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Video: Representing Yourself in Court

    This video provides general information how to represent yourself at a court or administrative hearing. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • Video: Resources for Court Users

    This video provides information about resources available to court users including court self-help centers, language services, mediation, and accommodations for people with disabilities. Read More

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    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
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    Chuukese / Chuuk
    Ilocano / Ilokano
    Marshallese / Kajin M̧ajeļ
  • Your Guide to Regular Claims Court

    The Regular Claims Court is a division of the District Court. The Regular Claims Division hears all civil actions in which the debt, damages or value of property claimed does not exceed $40,000. This court also hears all summary possession cases regardless of the amount sought. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Society of Hawaii