You may not have to pay now, but the debts are going to come due. Lawsuits will follow, group says.

While New Jerseyans are able to pause payments to landlords, mortgage holders and other creditors during the coronaviruspandemic, the payment flexibility won’t last forever.Debts that are accumulating for unpaid rent, utilities and other bills during the crisis will eventually come due as the state and the country reopen.But even before the crisis, lawsuits brought by companies against debtors who don’t have an attorney were on the rise in state courts, according to a report by the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts.Fewer than 10 percent of defendants in debt collection lawsuits from 2010 to 2019…

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