So, I'm sending out demand letters this morning when I notice that one of them is being sent to this guy's estate, care of his father. I got curious about how that could be the case, so I did some Googling. If you're imagining the worst possible scenario, you would be correct.
This man's son was 30 years old and died in December. When is he delinquent since? December. It's now April and I'm sending collection notices TO HIS FATHER.
I don't know what the time period should be for when it's appropriate to send a collection notice to a guy's dad, but I'm pretty sure it's longer than four months. I just want to call this guy up and apologize on behalf of myself and everyone involved. Instead, I'm the asshole sending him a collections notice.
This is why people hate lawyers.