Mediating a Florida Debt Collection Case
Mediation in Florida is required before a Florida Collection case can proceed to trial. Florida debt collection cases are not all the same and it is typical for a debtor to presents defense to payment of debt. Typical defenses to Florida collection cases are that the goods sold or delivered were non-conforming; the goods shipped were delivered late and or the product did not meet the quality standards the debtor expected.
Our Florida collection attorneys-lawyers are all very familiar with the defenses raised in a typical Florida debt collection case. Our Florida collection law firm will propound discovery in the form of interrogatories and request for production of documents to flush out the true nature of the debtor’s defense to the collection lawsuit.
By sending discovery our Florida collection attorneys-lawyers will know before attending mediation what the true obstacles to your company collecting money may be. Before attending a Florida mediation our debt collection clients will be better prepared to make an informed business decision before deciding whether to settle their collection case at mediation or bring their Florida debt collection case to trial.
Our Florida debt collection firm and its attorneys-lawyers are cognizant of the risk and reward of settling a case at mediation rather than waiting to take the collection case to trial. If a client settles a debt collection case at mediation, the client is empowered to decide the outcome of the case the day of mediation, rather than waiting on a trial date. Based on the backlog in the Florida Court system, it may be prudent to take a settlement in a debt collection case rather than wait for payment of the debt down the road. However, because each Florida debt collection case is unique, our collection attorneys-lawyers will weigh the settlement offered at mediation with our debt collection clients against the risks of proceeding to trial having to wait to get before a Florida Judge.
If you have questions about the Florida mediation process, call our Florida Debt Collection Firm and ask to speak to one of our collection attorneys-lawyers about Florida mediation and or litigating your Florida debt collection cases.