Debt Collection -Recovery in December – Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Collect Money
December brings the holidays and with it small business owners not only having to pay their suppliers, but also have the added pressure of having to buy presents for their friends and families. Our debt collection law firm has noticed a trend that many of the companies who we make collection calls to attempt to recover our clients’ past due account receivable overwhelmingly have the same outcome – “We really do not have the money to pay this invoice and/or open account.” Our collection attorneys have noticed that cash flow for most small businesses is on the decline making it harder for our clients to secure timely payments on their account receivable.
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Our collection attorney law firm believes that in most cases it takes a collection lawsuit to get the attention of your customer. Until a lawsuit is brought to collect on your company’s open account receivable, your customer may be out buying holiday presents for their friends and family, rather than paying your company on past due invoices. When it comes to collection money, our collection lawyers believe that time is not on your side. The more legal pressure that is put on your customer to pay past due invoices, the greater are the chances to recover the money due and owing to your company. A collection agency is not always the best option to collect money.
We Are Not a Collection Agency
When you call our debt collection law firm, you will be able to speak to our collection attorney to devise a debt collection strategy that best fits the needs of your company and takes into account the financial position of the customer who owes your company money. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A collection agency can only make debt collection calls and send collection letters demanding payment.
Collection Agencies Are One Dimensional – Call Our Collection Attorney
Ask us how our attorney debt collection law firm differs from a commercial collection agency. Yes, collection agencies have a purpose, but when in December collecting money is not the most wonderful time of the year, let our debt collection lawyers guide you in establishing the best strategy to help your company move into the new year with a debt collection strategy that is right for your company. Let our collection law firm help you recover ore money in the months and years ahead.
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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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.
Collection Agencies Refer Their Debt Collection Files from Their Collection Agency to Our Debt Collection Law Firm
We have been discussing the differences between a debt collection law firm and commercial collection agency in several past articles on our debt collection blog. The first thing that our collection law firm emphasizes to our clients who seek our counsel in how to collect on past due collection accounts is that collection agencies are not licensed to practice law.
Collection agencies are limited in the means and methods available to the collection agency in attempting to recover past due accounts.
A typical collection agency will send out a series of collection letters and then make repeated phone calls. In these tough economic times, that usually is not enough. Most businesses today have very tight cash flow and phone calls and letters from a collection agency may not give the debtor enough incentive to make payments to your company first.
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When you engage a debt collection law firm instead of utilizing commercial collection agencies, you know put the power of the imminent threat of legal action behind your demand for payment on the past due account. It is true that the cash flow of a business presented to a collection agency when they are attempting to collect a debt will be the same as presented to the debt collection law firm but, once a debtor is served with a summons and complaint from a collection attorney, the timetables for payment change.
In our next blog post we will discuss what some of the scenarios your company may expect from a debtor after being served with a debt collection lawsuit. A debt collection lawyer backed by a commercial debt collection law firm can provide several different debt collection strategies for your company to consider. We will make clear why using a commercial debt collection law firm over a commercial collection agency may be the better alternative for your company when implementing a debt collection strategy.
Collection Agencies Must Be Licensed
Florida collection agencies are licensed in the State of Florida to collect debt. It is important when choosing a commercial collection agency in Florida to make sure the collection agency is in fact licensed. Several of our clients have come to our Florida debt recovery law firm after first utilizing the services of what they believed at the time to be a reputable licensed full service commercial collection agency.
Our collection law firm recognizes there are several good commercial collection agencies in Florida. As we have stated in past articles, a Florida collection agency can be a very good option for clients that have a high volume of debt collection cases with small balances. The collection agencies can send out several demand letters and make multiple collection calls in an attempt to collect on the past due account receivable. These small balance cases do not warrant filing a law suit to recover your company’s money as the cost would be prohibitive.
Florida Commercial Collection Agency
It is important for our law firm’s clients and potential clients to recognize that a commercial collection law firm can provide the same debt collection services as a Florida commercial collection agency. However, what is most important to recognize is that Florida commercial collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. The collection agency cannot file suit. The case must be referred to an attorney. The end result is that you will have to pay a higher contingency fee on the collection of your money as the collection agency will share the contingent fee.
If you would like to call our Florida commercial collection law firm, one of our collection paralegals or collection attorneys would be happy to assist you in deciding the best debt collection strategy that is right for your company.