Q: I was sued by a collection agency. I settled it with their attorney. What do I do?
A: If you settle the case yourself, first congratulate yourself. Good job. Then, make sure the settlement is reduced to a writing and signed by both parties. Preferably, you will receive a letter from the attorney of the collection agency stating the terms of the settlement. Then, ask them for a dismissal of the lawsuit. That will take care of the matter for you.