Paying a mediator.
I recently was in marital mediation. I recieved a bill in the mail for my part of mediation which was $220. I paid $30 on the bill right away. The next month I recieved the rest of my bill in the mail and was going to pay $75 this month. However in the bill, was a piece of paper that said if I do not pay my bill in full, they were going to turn me into collections. Can they turn me into collections without my social security number, and if I already paid $30 one time on the bill. It is not overdue at all.
When I went to the mediation office, they did not say I needed to pay in full, nor did I sign anything or fill out any paper work other than giving them my address, cell phone number and name. To make the appt, I just called up the company (which happens to be a law firm specializing in family mediation) and made an appointment.
I do not understand if this is the law firm trying to threaten me to get the money from me all at once (even though I plan on paying for everything, just not all at once, as I can't afford to pay that much at a time). Or if they are really serious they are going to turn me into collections.
I need help understanding if this is normal and if I have a right to just mail them $75 until it is paid off each month.