Collecting Money Owed After Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma has brought the Florida economy to a halt. The strain on small businesses may make it harder for your company to collect money from customers to whom you have extended credit. Hurricane Irma has caused many businesses to board up and close. This will obviously have an economic impact on everyone and may make it more difficult for your customer to make payments that are due because of cash flow issues. Once the storm clears, and things get back to “ business as usual” in Florida, it is important for your business to stay on top of their collection accounts.
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Our debt collection law firm is sympathetic to cash flow problems that small businesses may encounter. However, unless your company stays on top of collecting money owed to your company, your company’s account receivable may end up on the bottom of the stack of invoices your customer must pay. Our collection attorney will make demand for payment and stress the urgency that your customer make payment arrangements to pay the debt owed to your company. If payment arrangements are not made, our debt collection law firm will recommend that suit be started to collect the money.
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Once a lawsuit is commenced to collect the money owed to your company, if your customer is serious about paying the past due invoices, a payment schedule can be set up. The payment schedule would be filed with the court. If the customer missed a payment, your company would be able to secure a judgment for the amount owed to your company. Litigation does not always secure payment of money owed to your company. However, once suit is filed your customer should feel the urgency to get the debt owed to your company resolved.
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Collecting Money Owed To Your Company With A Florida Collection Lawyer
Our Florida debt collection law firm has experience in collecting past due account receivable owed to your company. Collecting money from companies that owe your company money can be frustrating. In today’s economy, many businesses are struggling with cash flow which results in paying their vendors on a timely basis. Debt collection hopefully is the last resort for your company and your company has a good internal credit and collection practice in place. Our collection attorney has authored a book to assist companies set up internal credit and collection practices. Click here to get your free copy of this informative Ebook on debt collection.
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Debt Collection Law Firm – Debt Collection Attorneys
Our collection lawyer has explained before the difference between a commercial collection agency and using a debt collection law firm to assist your company recover bad debt. Collection agencies do have a purpose. However, a collection agency is limited in collecting past due accounts in that they have to rely on sending demand letters for payment and/or make a series of collection phone calls. A debt collection law firm uses collection attorneys and debt collection lawyers to not only send demand letters for payment of money due and owing, but the collection lawyer is able to file a lawsuit to collect on the past due account if collection letters and debt collection phone calls to not lead to the recovery of your money.
Our Florida collection lawyers also concentrate on collecting on judgments. Once a judgment is obtained there are a variety of methods that our debt collection law firm can employ to try and discover assets. Obtaining a judgment for money due your company is not necessarily difficult, it is collecting on the judgment and getting you company paid the money it is owed that sometimes takes the right skill and finesse to liquidate the judgment so that your company collects the money it is owed
Collecting Money in Florida – Collection Agency – Florida Collection Attorney
In past blogs, we have discussed the difference between using a Florida commercial collection agency rather than a Florida debt collection attorney. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice debt collection law. A collection agency typically will make collection calls and send a few collection letters to your customer to collect your money. If the collection agency is not successful, they then have to charge you a higher contingency fee and send the case to a collection lawyer.
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A debt collection law firm contacting your customer first to make demand for payment, has a bigger impact than your customer receiving a collection letter from a commercial collection agency. A debt collection lawyer after sending a demand letter and calling your customer demanding payment, can then recommend that a lawsuit be started to recover the money that is owed to your company.
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Once a lawsuit is started to recover your money, your company now has greater control over the debt collection process. Your customer will either recognize the debt and attempt to make payment arrangements with our office – hire an attorney, if there is a legitimate dispute to the debt or ignore the debt collection lawsuit. If the lawsuit is ignored, your company would be entitled to have a default judgment entered against your customer for the amount of the open invoices, costs and interest as allowed under Florida Law.
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To learn more about the debt collection process and about how our Florida collection attorneys may be able to help your company recovery its money, we encourage you to contact us and ask to speak to one of our collection attorneys. Working together, we will devise a debt recovery strategy that is just right for your company.
How Do You Write a Demand Letter for Payment
Our debt collection law firm receives many calls from potential client’s inquiring on the best way to write a letter demanding payment. When writing a letter that demands payment of past due invoices or a demand letter for services rendered, it is important to identify clearly in the letter that if payment arrangements are not made by your customer, you would strongly consider further legal action to attempt collection. Demand letters for payment also serve as an initial attempt to verify that your customer is still operating at the same business location.
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What Happens if the Demand Letter for Payment Does Not Result in Payment
Not every demand letter for payment will result in your customer paying for services rendered or goods sold and delivered. However, as indicated the letter demanding payment will put your customer on notice. Our debt collection attorney started a demand letter service for clients who want to put the added strength of a debt collection law firm behind the demand letter. When your customer receives a demand letter from an attorney it is clear that if payment arrangements are not made immediately, legal action to collect the past due invoices for services rendered or for goods sold and delivered would be the next step in the debt collection process you would consider.
How Does the Demand Letter for Payment Program Work
To find out more about how our debt collection law firm operates its attorney demand letter for payment of money owed, please visit our home page. We look forward to more creditors utilizing our attorney mend for payment service to collect money owed. Our debt collection attorney would be happy not only to discuss the demand letter process, but also devise a debt collection strategy that is right based upon your company’s debt collection needs.
Judgment Obtained Against Boca Raton Woman and Real Estate Agent in Rental Scam
Our debt recovery law firm was retained by a Michigan woman, who after being introduced to an alleged high end Boca Raton property, that was supposedly available for rent, sent $26,000.00 as a security deposit to the owner of the property. The real estate agent failed to disclose a material fact to our client, namely that the restrictive covenants of the HOA did not allow owners to rent the property. After learning of this fact, a little too late, our client demanded a return of the deposit. Both the real estate agent and the property owner acknowledged that the money was due to my client , but the money was no longer available to be returned. No explanation was given to our client and soon, the owner of the property and the real estate agent stopped communicating with our client.
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Securing a Judgment was Relatively Easy -How to Collect on the Judgment is the Challenge
Obtaining a judgment for our client was relatively easy. It should be noted that we obtained a judgment against both the husband and wife, the owners of the property as well as the real estate agent. In Florida if a creditor only has a judgment against one spouse, property held as tenants by the entirety are exempt from execution. Because we obtained a judgment against both spouses this exemption will not pose a problem in our enforcement efforts. The other area that has to be addressed even though we have a judgment against both spouses, we would not be able to execute on the homestead property of the owners because of Florida’s constitutional protection of homestead property . Fortunately, we were able to find several properties owned by the owners. Since you may only have one homestead, we are now exploring the possibility of foreclosing on the one of the other properties .
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Our firm prides itself in exploring many avenues of collection. Our debt recovery firm has seen an uptick in fraudulent activity, coupled with the weak economy. There are many people who will resort to many unscrupulous activity when they are desperate enough for money. As for the real estate agent, his license is in jeopardy. We will also explore the agent’s personal assets to attempt to secure the liquidation of the judgment for our client. As our debt collection attorney is beginning to piece together a solid debt collection strategy for our client, it is still too early to tell you with certainty how collection on the judgment will occur. We will keep posting about this case and its debt collection strategy in future debt recovery law firm blogs.
We Welcome Complex Debt Collection Matters
Other attorneys who are not versed in post judgment collection, often refer their toughest cases to our debt collection attorney for review. We do not take on all cases, but we do try to give each prospective client of our debt collection law firm an honest assessment of what steps can be taken to enforce the judgment and thereafter, from our years of experience as collection attorneys prognosis as to chances of recovery. We encourage anyone with a debt collection issue to contact our debt recovery law firm. Together we will devise a collection strategy that is just right for you.
Debt Collection -Recovery for Small Business / Collecting Account Receivable
When a small business carries account receivable on the company’s books, cash flow can be severely impacted. Internal collection procedure should be established so that past due accounts do not get too far behind. Many companies when they cannot collect on past due accounts start to consider using commercial collection agencies. A commercial collection agency typical will send out a series of collection letters demanding payment of the past due account. A collection agency will also pass the debt collection account to several debt collectors to try and collect on the past due invoices.
Collection Agencies Have Limitations
In today’s economy, the old model of sending an account a collection agency may not be as effective as it was several years ago. Today those companies that push the hardest will get paid the fastest. Our commercial debt collection law firm has several different approaches to collecting past due accounts. Just like a collection agency, our collection lawyer will draft a demand letter seeking payment of the past due account receivable. A significant difference is that demand letter for payment of the account is on a collection law firm’s stationary. A demand letter for payment coming from a collection lawyer, rather than a collection agency will have a greater impact on stressing the urgency of your customer making payment arrangements to satisfy the debt.
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Attorney Demand Letter for Payment
Our debt recovery law firm has also developed a program to offer a flat fee for sending a demand letter for payment of debt followed by a phone call from one of our attorneys to help recover money due to your company. Using this program a creditor does not have forfeit a high contingent fee to a collection agency. A demand letter from a collection attorney has a greater impact and has the potential to save your company significant amounts of money in collection fees. Call our debt recovery law firm today and ask to speak to a collection attorney to discuss an effective debt collection strategy that is just right for your company.
Collecting on Past Due Accounts Using a Collection Agency or Debt Collection Law Firm
For small business owners, collecting on past due accounts from your company’s customers is time consuming and keeps you from focusing on your company’s core business. Because of that, many businesses turn to commercial collection agencies and or debt collection law firms to assist with debt collection efforts. A collection agency can offer some value for those companies that have many small balance accounts that need to be sent to outside collection. However, as we have previously talked about in previous articles is the fact that collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A collection agency must send accounts to collection attorneys and debt collection law firms for further debt collection efforts once it is determined that the collection agency will be unable to collect on the past due debt. In doing so the collection agency raises its contingent collection fee.
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Collection Agencies Can Serve a Limited Purpose
Debt collection law firms send out demand letters as well as make debt collection calls to your customers just as a commercial collection agency would do. However, a major distinction between a collection agency and a debt collection law firm is that the demand for payment of your company’s past due accounts will come from a collection lawyer. Receiving a demand letter for payment from a collection attorney lets your customer know that your company is prepared to take your customer to court if an amicable resolution to the past due account cannot be reached. In addition, your company will not have to pay an inflated contingency fee by sending accounts directly to a collection law firm as your company will not have to pay the collection agency an extra fee for simply sending the past due account to a collection law firm.
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We invite you to contact our debt collection law firm and speak to our collection attorney. Together we would devise a debt collection strategy that was just right for your company. We would be happy to go into more detail about the differences between your company using a debt collection law firm rather than a commercial collection agency.
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Thanksgiving means a lot of different things to different people. However, for a small business it may be time to start looking at different areas of the business that may need adjustments to better help with the overall cash flow of the business. Collecting on past due account receivables and/or setting up credit and collection procedures for your company may be one of those areas that with paying closer attention to collecting past due accounts, might make a difference.
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Commercial Collection Agency
Our debt collection law firm offers small businesses a variety of options to consider. Commercial collection agencies are one way, but our collection attorney has discussed in past blogs the difference between a collection agency to collect past due accounts and a collection lawyer in a debt recovery law firm to collect your company’s past due account receivable.
Our Collection Attorneys Can Help Collect Past Due Account Receivable
Our firm has recently added a flat fee commercial demand letter for payment of debt. Our clients were asking us for examples or templates of collection letters but, most found that a debt collection letter coming from a collection attorney was more effective than the company simply sending a letter demanding payment. A company should send a demand letter for payment first, but after time passes it will become apparent when a company is simply stalling or cannot pay on the past due account. If your company is interested in exploring our debt collection law firm’s flat fee letter to collect on past due accounts, feel free to visit our website.
Of course, or debt collection firm offers the same traditional collection agency services – letters and phone calls, but unlike a commercial collection agency, our commercial collection lawyers will be able to bring suit to attempt collection of your company’s past due account receivable when warranted.
Demanding Payment With Collection Letters
Sending a demand letter for payment of past due account receivable is the first step in effectively managing your company’s cash flow. A demand letter puts your customer on notice that your company is ready to take collection of the past due account to the next level. Our commercial debt collection law firm has established an attorney demand letter program.
Demand Letter Are Effective Collection Tools
An attorney demand letter for payment of money due to your company indicates to your customer that you are willing to start a legal proceeding to collect on the account. The difference between a demand letter from a collection attorney rather than a demand letter from a commercial collection agency is obvious. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. Most debtors know that and will ignore demand letters from a collection agency.
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A demand letter from our collection lawyers will be firm and the letter for payment will make it clear what the consequences may be if the letter for payment does not result in your customer paying you. Our collection law firm also has begun to offer flat fee pricing for the demand letters for payment. Typical collection agencies charge a contingent fee upon collection. Our flat fee debt collection demand letters are offered at a low price with no contingent fee if the letter results in the customer paying you.
Of course, if the demand letter does not secure payment of your past due account, our law firm can then assist you with moving your collection matter into the litigation arena. No matter where your customer is located, with our demand letter for payment and/or litigation services, we can assist your company collect on past due account receivable.
Attorney Demand Letter for Payment is Effective Debt Collection Tool
Sending a demand letter for payment when trying to collect account receivable puts your client on notice that your company is preparing to send the account to a third party to collect if payment arrangements are not made. We have written about the differences between commercial collection agencies and commercial debt collection law firms. Creditors that use a collection agency end up paying higher contingent fees upon collection of the account when the collection agency sends the account to a collection attorney when the collection agency cannot collect on the debt without litigation. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law.
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Demand Letter for Payment May Save Your Company Money
The Gebeloff Law Group has started an attorney demand letter program for creditors seeking to recover past due collection accounts. The attorney demand letter for payment advises your customer that this is their last attempt to make payment arrangements before your company may decide to pursue legal action to collect on the debt. The demand letter for payment also serves a purpose to verify that the customer still has an active mailing address so that in the event litigation is necessary to collect on the debt, the sheriff will be able to serve a summons and complaint.
Our law firm offers creditors a flat rate for sending a demand letter for payment. The demand for payment instructs your customer to make payment arrangements directly with your company. By offering a flat fee, our clients may save money because they will not have to pay a commercial collection agency a contingent fee which usually ranges between twenty and thirty-five percent.
Many creditors look to our law firm to provide complete debt collection services. Our demand letter for payment is just one tool for debt collection that our law firm provides. We invite companies to call our firm and see if sending an attorney demand letter for payment of past due accounts is right for their company. If the attorney demand letter for payment is not effective alternative collection tactics can be explored.