3. You do not need to provide every single fact or piece of evidence about your case in a demand letter. You should exercise caution when drafting a demand letter to avoid jeopardizing any potential claims you may have. Your letter should avoid mention of specific elements that may be detrimental to your claim. Consider, too, whether the information you provide could hint at your case's weaknesses and strengthen the opposing party's case. Out of caution, most demand letters are brief, stating only the facts necessary to provide context and a statement regarding the payment requested. In this case, less is more.
4. An attorney is not required to send your demand letter. There is no requirement that an attorney send a demand letter. However, letters from attorneys often garner stronger responses. An attorney can also ensure that the language of the demand complies with the relevant statutory notice requirements.
5. There are legal limitations on how one can pursue a debt. As you attempt to collect a debt, ensure that you adhere to the law regarding debt collection practices. Most states require that notice be given, including precise information such as the legal name of the person or company who owes the debt, the amount owed, and how the person can investigate or respond to the debt in question. If you have any doubts about what should be included, consult with a knowledgeable business law attorney.