Significantly cheaper and faster compared to the lawsuit is the dunning procedure. In the run-up to this, there are fewer court costs and the way to enforceable titles may be considerably shorter.
The claims are filed in a so-called "reminder application" at the responsible remand court - directly online on the website www.online-mahnantrag.de
The order is sent to the debtor. If this does not respond, an application for an enforcement order may be filed. After the expiry of the opposition and opposition periods for the opponent then issued an enforcement order, ie an enforceable title. Also in this all procedural costs are included. The debtor is thus obliged to bear the legal and court costs incurred.
If the debtor objects to the order or objection to the writ of execution, the procedure (similar to the case) continues with the competent court.