This volume provides the debtor with an overview of the law applicable to debt collection and advises the debtor on ways to manage debt. The appendix provides tables and text of applicable statutes, and other pertinent information. The Legal Almanac series serves to educate the general public on a variety of legal issues pertinent to everyday life and to keep readers informed of their rights and remedies under the law. Each volume in the series presents an explanation of a specific legal issue in simple, clearly written text, making the Almanac a concise and perfect desktop reference tool. All volumes provide state-by-state coverage. Selected state statutes are included, as are important case law and legislation, charts and tables for comparison.