Mediating Florida Debt Collection Cases
Florida Collection attorney, Stephen Gebeloff, will be forming a mediation group located in Boca Raton, Florida and serving Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami – Dade County Florida. Mediation is required for all cases before a Court will hear the case for trial. Without a mediation program, the Florida Courts would be not able to handle the volume of civil cases that are filed every year. Mr. Gebeloff believes with his twenty-five years practicing creditors’ rights, he will be able to offer his vast insight into the issues that arise is a debt collection litigation to the parties, to help them achieve an amicable resolution to their debt collection dispute.
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Mediating Debt Collection Cases is Cost Effective
Once a debt collection attorney files a lawsuit to collect on past due account receivable, either the debtor will default, if they did not file an answer to the summons and complaint, contact the collection attorney to set up a payment plan or offer some other lump-sum settlement or the mater becomes contested and litigation ensues. Mediation of a debt collection matter early on can help the parties identify the issues and hopefully reach an amicable solution to their dispute before both sides spend more time, money and other resources.
Mediate Debt Collection Cases
Our Florida debt collection firm has viewed mediation as a very valuable tool for our collection law clients. Mr. Gebeloff is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Civil Mediator. He is confident that he will be able to make an impact and assist other debt collection attorneys in the State of Florida help reach common ground and resolve their contested Florida collection matters. We will be establishing a link on our Florida collection attorney web site shortly where you will be able to learn more about our Florida Debt Collection Mediation Services.
Florida Judgment Liens
When a certified copy of a judgment is recorded in a Florida County, it creates a lien against real property located within the County. Our Florida collection attorney has written articles before, however, reminding creditors that Florida has very stringent homestead protection. Our Florida debt collection firm has several active debt collection cases where our collection attorney is attempting to have the court find the equitable exceptions to Florida homestead. If you are attempting to collect money from a debtor in Florida and you believe that the debtor may have a homestead, speak to our Florida collection lawyer and discuss if there is the possibility of piercing the Florida homestead protection.
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Florida Judgments Are Valid for Twenty Years
Florida Statute 55.081 provides that judgments shall act as a lien against both real and personal property in Florida for no more than 20 years. Our Florida collection attorney reminds creditors, however, that a certified copy of the judgment must be recorded in the county of the debtor’s residence to perfect the lien. The lien after recorded is valid for ten years and is able to be renewed one time, to extend the lien for the twenty year life of the judgment. Creditors should be mindful that to acquire priority against personal property of a debtor, a judgment lien certificate must be filed with the Florida Department of State. Judgment Lien Certificates a re valid for 5 years and are able to be renewed for an additional 5 years. Florida Statute 55.204 . Our Florida collection attorney can still proceed to execute on personal property if a Judgment Lien Certificate is not acquire. The caveat is that if there are other creditors who have recorded their judgment Lien Certificate, their judgments must be satisfied before your judgment upon execution by the sheriff.
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Our Florida debt collection law firm welcomes your inquiries to see if we will be able to assist you in collecting on your Florida Judgments. Our collection lawyer explains, getting a judgment is usually the easy part. How you collect your Florida Judgment can sometimes be difficult. Please call our Florida debt recovery law firm and ask t speak to one of our collection attorneys to devise a debt collection strategy.
Equitable Liens in Florida Debt Collection Case
An Equitable Lien is one possible factor to defeat homestead protection on Florida real property. Florida has very stringent homestead laws protecting debtors from having to sell their home, to satisfy a judgment held by a creditor. Our Florida collection attorney, Stephen Gebeloff, has been concentrating the firm’s debt collection practice on assisting creditors pierce Florida’s homestead protection. There are several other factors in the debt collection process, that may be uncovered, that could allow our Florida collection lawyer to consider the appropriate motion for the Court to consider equitable principles which may fall under several exceptions to Florida’s home stead protection.
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Law Firm in Florida to Collect Money
Our Florida Law Firm focuses its practice on assisting companies collect money from other companies and/or individuals that may owe money. Our Florida collection lawyer recognizes that Florida is one of the most debtor friendly states in the United States. Our Florida collection attorney has devised collection strategies to pursue some of the toughest debt collection cases presented. The Gebeloff Law Group, Debt Collection Law firm, recognizes that there are alternative ways to collect from individuals who used their corporations to attempt to shield the individual from liability for paying for your company’s account receivable. By recognizing that fraud may be a factor, our collection attorney is able to assert individual liability for the debt in a debt collection lawsuit.
How to Collect Money in Florida
There are collection agencies in Florida and other debt collection law firms. We have spoken in the past about the difference between a debt collection lawyer, a collection law firm and Florida collection agency. We would ask that you call our Florida debt collection law firm. Ask to speak our lawyer to discuss different collection strategies that can be put in place to assist your company collect past due accounts.
Collecting Debt in Florida – What is the Statute of Limitations
Statute of limitations on debt collection cases in Florida are five years for written contracts and four years for oral contracts. Many collection cases presented to our Florida debt collection law firm relate to goods sold and services delivered. When an account receivable is placed for collection relating to goods sold and delivered the statute of limitations is four years. Our debt collection attorney will confirm to you that when attempting collection of account receivable, the earlier you place your claim with our Florida debt collection law firm or with a commercial collection agency for that matter, the odds of being able to collect your money increase.
Call Our Florida Debt Collection Attorney
Our Florida collection law firm hands commercial collection accounts. Our Florida collection lawyer will send a written demand letter to your customer demanding payment for the products your company has delivered for their services your company has provided but has not been paid. If the demand letter from the collection attorney does not secure payment of the account, our collection law firm would then be able to bring a law suit to collect the past due account. A collection agency is not licensed to practice debt collection law and therefore must send the account to a Florida collection attorney, if the collection agency is unable to collect the past due receivable.
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We welcome your company calling our debt collection law firm. Ask to speak to our Florida collection attorney about different collection strategies that might be just right for your company. When you work with our Florida collection law firm and collection lawyer, you will be assured that an effective debt collection strategy will be implemented to help maximize your recovery of past due Florida account receivable.
Mediating a Florida Debt Collection Case
Not every debt collection case that gets litigated by a Florida collection attorney persuades a debtor to start making payments to the creditor. Even though a debt collection law firm brings suit to collect on a past due account receivable, a debtor will hire an attorney to assert a defense to paying the past due invoices. Sometimes the debt collection defense is legitimate and there is a dispute to paying the past due invoices. Other times collection attorneys find that the defenses asserted our no more than a delay tactic to buy the debtor more time. In Florida before a case goes to trial, cases must be mediated.
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Florida Debt Collection Attorney to Mediate Florida Debt Collection Matters
Our Florida debt collection lawyer will be joining a mediation group to offer parties who are involved in debt collection litigation, a mediator who has three decades of practicing in the area of creditors’ rights and debt collection. Helping both the debtor and creditor understand the strengths and weaknesses of their debt collection dispute will be the objective of our Florida debt collection attorney. Having litigated thousands of debt recovery cases, our Florida collection attorney will offer the participants of a debt collection mediation insight not only to their position, but the economic reality of considering resolving their contested Florida debt collection matter.
Our Florida Debt Collection Law Firm Assists in the Debt Collection Process
We invite you to call our Florida debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our Florida collection lawyer. Our collection attorney will explain the collection process, including what happens if the debt recovery case becomes contested and a lawsuit has to be started. The goal at our Florida debt collection firm is to attempt to achieve an early and effective debt collection recovery for our clients seeking recovery of past due account receivable.
Florida Collection Attorney to Assist Collect Past Due Accounts
Our Florida collection attorney has been getting many calls from companies that are actively trying to recover bad debt. Our collection lawyer hears time and time again that many of these companies seeking our Florida debt collection law firm’s assistance is that there were not proper internal credit and collection procedures in place at the company. To minimize the chance that an account has to be placed with either a collection agency or commercial debt collection law firm, our Florida collection attorney has authored an e-book on how to help a company set up better internal credit and collection procedures.
Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures
Florida Collection Lawyer Explains Difference Between a Collection Agency and Debt Collection Law Firm
Despite setting up credit and collection procedures, there will be times when your company will have to refer a past due account to either a commercial collection agency or a Florida debt collection law firm. Our collection attorney will be able to explain to you the differences between using collection agencies and a Florida collection lawyer to help your company recovery past due account receivable. Collection agencies are useful when it comes to high volume placements of past due collection accounts. The collection agency can send a series of collection letters demanding payment and then make debt collection calls attempting the collection of money.
A Collection Agency is Not a Licensed Florida Collection Attorney – We Are a Florida Collection Law Firm
Remember a collection agency is not licensed to practice law. A Florida collection law firm also sends collection letters and makes collection calls demanding payment of the past due account. The Florida collection attorney then will be able to file a law suit to attempt recovery of the past due debt. A collection agency would have to refer the collection case to a collection lawyer and in turn charge your company a higher contingent fee upon collection of the money.
Call to Speak to Our Florida Collection Lawyer
Call our Florida Collection Law Firm and speak to our debt collection lawyer. Our Florida collection attorney has three decades of experience in debt collection. Working with your company our collection attorney will devise a debt collection strategy for your company that is just right for your company’s debt recovery needs.
A Florida Collection Lawyer Can Help Your Company Collect Delinquent Account Receivable In 2018
Our Florida collection lawyer has been concentrating his practice on commercial debt recovery for more than twenty-five years. Our collection lawyer looks at each debt collection case when it is received in our collection law firm to devise a strategy to maximize the potential to collect money for each client. No two debt collection cases are the same. Our collection attorney will explain the debt recovery strategy to your company so that the company is made aware of the various scenarios that could occur when pursuing collection of past due invoices.
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Collection Lawyers Versus Collection Agencies
When collecting debt, your company should be aware of the differences between using a collection agency to collect your company’s money versus using the collection lawyers at a debt collection law firm. Collection agencies are very limited in what they can legally do to attempt to collect past due accounts. Collection agencies can only send demand letters and make debt collection phone calls. A collection lawyer not only is able to make collection calls to recover past due accounts, but can send demand letters for payment. The power of a collection lawyer signing a demand letter for payment has a much bigger impact than a debtor receiving a demand letter from a collection agency. When a debtor receives a letter from a collection lawyer, they are made aware that litigation may be imminent to collect on the debt.
Call Our Collection Lawyer
We encourage you to call our Florida debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our collection lawyer. Our collection lawyer will take the time to understand your particular debt collection needs. Working directly with our collection lawyer, our debt recovery law firm will be able to devise a collection strategy that is just right for your company on each case to help your company achieve a higher rate of collecting past due account receivable.
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As the economy continues to struggle, our debt collection attorneys continue to contact businesses attempting to collect money on past due accounts. Our collection lawyers are finding many honest business owners admitting to owing the debt, but because of their own personal cash flow struggles are not able to pay the debt in a lump sum payment. Our debt collection law firm is entering into many debt repayment plans. Creditors should keep in mind that until a matter is in in suit, there is no real teeth in the debt repayment plan. Many times, our collection attorney will recommend starting suit to recover money and then enter into a repayment plan secured by a court order.
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Collection agencies are unable to start suit to collect money. A collection agency is not licensed to practice debt collection law. Collection agencies send out a series of collection letters and then attempt to collect money by making repeated phone calls. Many times a collection agency will try to collect the account for an extended period of time when in reality a debt collection attorney will be more effective. The debt collection law firm is able to file a lawsuit to collect past due accounts. The collection lawyer will then be able to either settle the account or secure a judgment for the amount that is owed.
Use a Florida Collection Attorney to Collect Money
Once judgment is entered, there are many different post judgment options that our collection attorney will discuss with you. Simply a collection agency is limited in what it can do to collect money. Collection agencies do have their purpose, but creditors typically find that placing an account for collection with a collection attorney has many advantages over placing an account for collection with a commercial collection agency.
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.
Call Our Debt Collection Law Firm
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.
Speak to a Collection Attorney
Call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our collection attorney. Together we will devise a collection strategy that is just right for you.
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