How To Collect Money In Florida

How Do I Collect Money In Florida

Our clients call our Florida debt collection law firm asking to speak to our collection lawyer. They frequently ask the collection attorney how to collect money owed in Florida. If you are looking for a Florida collection attorney to assist your company collect past due account receivable, our Florida debt recovery law firm would be happy to answer your questions. Florida Law has several nuances when it pertains to collecting money.  Our website has many articles on Florida debt collection to assist our clients and help advise our debt recovery clients on how to collect their money.

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How to Collect on Florida Judgments

A very common topic that our Florida debt recovery clients asks is how do I collect a Florida Judgment. Post judgment collection in Florida has several different options for our debt collection law firm clients to consider. Our law firm’s collection attorney will explore several different options that may be available to assist locate assets that can be seized to satisfy in whole or in part a Florida Judgment.  Every debt collection case in Florida has its own unique set of facts. What may prove a successful debt collection strategy in one case, may not prove to be a successful debt recovery strategy in Florida in another collection case.

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Our Florida debt collection law firm has represented most industries in attempting to collect on past due accounts. How to collect money in Florida varies on the type of business and the type of debt owed. Our Florida collection lawyer will ask you questions about your company’s internal debt collection procedures.  We will work hard to understand your individual business needs when attempting to collect on the past due account receivable placed for collection with our Florida collection law firm. We welcome speaking to you on how our Florida debt collection lawyer can assist you or your company collect more  past due accounts owed

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Collection Law Firm in Palm Beach County Florida

Florida collection attorney will be attending the South Palm Beach County Bar Association  57th Annual Installation Gala at the Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton Florida. Our debt collection law firm has been providing debt collection legal services to clients in Florida since 2004. Our collection lawyer has thirty years of legal experience and he prides himself in offering companies seeking alternative ways of attempting to collect past due debt.  The South Palm Beach County, Florida Bar Association   has some of the top lawyers in the county as members. Our collection attorney is often asked for his advice from these Florida lawyers on how to help collect on some their law firm’s debt  collection matters.

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Lawyer Who Collects Debt in Florida

Obtaining a judgment in Florida is only the first step when trying to recover past due accounts.  Our collection lawyer will explain to our law firm’s clients that there are several ways to uncover assets and collect on past due accounts.  The collection attorney has been using charging liens to attach the interest of officers, directors and members of Florida entities.  There are other post judgment methods that will be presented by our Florida collection attorney and will explained to our Florid debt recovery law firm’s clients.

Florida  Collection Attorney Who Helps Recover Bad Debt

When you call our law firm in Florida that collects past due debt, our collection attorney will learn more about your company’s account receivable practice and procedure with the goal of helping your company reduce the amount of bad debt it has on the company books. Our collection lawyer will take the time to help shape your company’s internal debt collection policies and procedures. We are happy to assist all our Florida clients with their debt recovery and credit and collection needs.

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Florida Debt Collection Law Firm

When your company is looking to collect past due accounts, it can consider using a Florida debt collection agency or a Florida debt collection law firm.  A collection agency in Florida is only able to send collection letters and make debt collection calls. Using a Florida collection attorney puts the additional power of using a law firm that will be able to start suit to attempt to collect the past due account receivable.  The Florida collection lawyer would file a debt collection lawsuit and then prepare a summons to serve the debtor. Once a debtor receives a debt collection lawsuit prepared by a Florida debt collection law firm and signed by a collection lawyer, your customer knows that they will need to address the past due account.

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Florida Collection Law Firm

When you call our Florida collection law firm, ask to speak to our collection attorney. Together we will review your company’s credit and collection policy and procedure. The first step is to recognize that being proactive in your company’s internal collection efforts can reduce the number of delinquent invoices. The Florida collection lawyer will explain,  despite your company’s best efforts on collecting on past due invoices, there will always be accounts that should be turned over to a Florida debt collection law firm.  Our collection attorney will explain our debt recovery firm’s procedures, so your company is comfortable working with our collection lawyers.

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Our Florida debt collection law firm helps other attorneys throughout the State of Florida collect the Judgments they have obtained for their clients. Our Florida collection attorney has lectured throughout Florida helping other attorneys understand how to use advance debt collection tools available once a judgment is obtained. Our collection attorney looks at different ways to impose personal liability on officers of companies when the company has not paid for goods or services your company has provided. Call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our Florida debt collection attorney to discuss your company’s various debt collection options.

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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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Mediator – Collection Attorney Stephen B. Gebeloff

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.

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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.

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 Collection Agency  or Debt Collection Law Firm

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.

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Florida Collection Agencies Differ From Florida Collection Law Firms

Many creditors continue to send past due accounts to Florida collection agencies.  Florida collection agencies send demand letters for payment to your customers that owe money.  A collection agency can make debt collection phone calls to attempt to recover   your company’s past due accounts.  Many creditors come to our debt collection law firm after their account has been with a collection agency.  What our collection attorney finds after reviewing the delinquent account is that a collection agency holds on to the past due account for too long.   Florida collection agencies loss profit when they need to forward your collection account to a debt collection law firm. The reason is that the collection agency has to split the contingent collection fee with the debt collection lawyer.

Florida Collection Agencies and  Fictitious Collection Agency  Names

Our law firm is not a Florida collection agency. Florida collection agencies  are not licensed to practice law. We see many Florida collection agencies take on  fictitious names that  lead not only companies to believe they are a Florida debt collection law firm, but  deceptively try to lead your customers that they are  collection attorneys  licensed to practice debt collection law. By way of example, a Florida collection agency will take on the fictitious name   Jones, Williams and Smith. The Florida collection agency then instructs their debt collectors to make collection calls stating they are with the firm of  Jones, Williams and Smith.  That is a highly deceptive practice misleading your customers  who are in collection to believe they are being contacted by debt collection attorneys from a Florida debt recovery law firm.

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Our Florida collection attorney believes that creditors will get better results sending  their delinquent accounts directly  to  our Florida debt collection law firm. Our  Florida collection attorney will send an attorney demand letter, demanding payment of the Past due account. If immediate payment arrangements are not made, our debt collection attorney will set forth  a debt collection strategy and discuss with your company how your company’s money may or may not be able to be collected.  Please feel free to call our Florida collection law firm. We will explain in detail how we differ from a Florida collection agency. Together we will devise a collection strategy that is just right for your company to pursue past due delinquent accounts.

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Staffing Industry Collection Attorney

Collection Law Firm For Staffing Industry

Recently our firm has been receiving more requests from staffing agencies to help them collect from clients for whom they have placed both temporary and permanent employees.  Recruiters work hard at staffing agencies to  find  capable candidates/ employees for employers who need to fill positions at their companies. Typically staffing agencies are paid a percentage of the candidate’s salary as compensation to the staffing agency. The staffing agency takes on an inherent risk when placing a candidate  with a company. Typically compensation to the agency until a period of time down the road.  Cash flow sometimes down the road makes it difficult for  the company for whom the recruiting firm has placed the candidate to thereafter collect the amount due as compensation for their services.

Recruiters Need  Collection  Attorneys

Our collection law firm has worked hand in hand with recruiters to help them collect their compensation for placing a candidate.  Our collection attorney also helps staffing company review their current contracts to make sure they have important clauses in their contracts, including clauses to ensure that in the event the staffing agency has to  pursue collection of  their past due accounts they are also able to seek recovery of their legal fees and court costs.  Debt collection firm has worked closely with staffing agencies  who concentrate in placing candidates for employers in most industries.

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Staffing Industry – Collection Law Firm

Once a lawsuit is brought on behalf of the staffing agency, our collection lawyer will draft a complaint for breach of contract to attempt to collect the money due for your compensation under your company’s staffing agency contract.   Our collection law firm will be able to pursue the compensation due  to your firm  for the hard work you and your recruiters have put into placing an ideal candidate to the employer.  Please call our collection attorney to ask about how we can help your staffing firm recover the money that is justly due and owing.

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Hurricane Irma – Harder to Collect Money in Florida

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.

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.

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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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Florida collection law firm

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.