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.
Looking For a Florida Collection Attorney
If you are looking to find a collection attorney in Florida, our collection lawyer welcomes your call to discuss your company’s debt collection needs. There are many collection attorneys who practice in creditors’ rights in Florida. What sets our collection law firm apart from other attorneys who practice debt collection, is our approach to finding solutions to the toughest debt collection cases.
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Florida Debt Collection Attorneys Help Collect Past Due Accounts
Placing an account for collection is the first step in helping your company attempt recover of money owed on account. Our collection law firm will send out a letter to your customer that owes your company money demanding that payment be made, or possible legal action may ensue to further the debt recovery process. In previous blog posts we have discussed the difference between using a commercial collection agency to send demand letters for payment versus hiring a debt collection law firm.
Sending Collection Letters From a Florida Debt Collection Law Firm
When retaining a debt collection firm in Florida to help your company recover money, ask the firm to let you speak directly to their Florida collection attorney. Our Florida collection attorney will work with your company to devise a debt collection strategy that is tailored for your business debt collection needs.
Speak to our Florida Collection Lawyer
When you call our Florida debt collection law firm, we strive to give each customer individual attention. Our Florida collection lawyer recognizes that no two debt collection matters are the same. Our Florida collection attorney will egt to know your specific debt collection methods and make suggestions on how to better utilize better internal debt collection procedures to cut down on the amount of delinquent account receivable. Our Florida collection law firm looks forward to assisting your company recover past due accounts that your company thought could never be collected.
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.