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.
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.
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.
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.
Collection Lawyers and Debt Collection Law Firms Can Help Your Company Recover Past Due Invoices
When your customer owes your company money for goods sold or services your company provided, it can place huge strain on your company’s cash flow. Our debt collection lawyer has authored a free e-book on collecting past due accounts. Our debt collection lawyer has helped many companies improve their cash flow by implementing a better internal debt collection strategy. If you call our debt collection law firm, our collection attorney would be happy to discuss a debt recovery strategy that is tailored to your company’s debt collection needs.
Guide to Internal Debt Collection Procedures
When deciding to use a debt collection agency or debt collection law firm there are several factors to consider when trying to recover your company’s money. Collection agencies are not licensed to practice law. A collection agency if they are unable to collect the past due account, must then forward the claim to a debt collection law firm for a collection lawyer to proceed. A collection agency would then have to charge your company a higher contingent fee once they place the collection matter with a debt collection law firm.
Collection Agencies Are Limited – Collection Agencies Send Accounts To Debt Collection Lawyers
Collection lawyers are licensed to practice debt collection law. Collection attorneys can write debt collection letters on their legal stationary. Receiving a collection letter from a debt collection law firm has a bigger psychological impact on the debtor than receiving a collection letter from a commercial collection agency. When your customer receives a legal letter demanding payment for past due debt, they know that your company is serious in pursuing collection of the past due account. Our debt collection law firm can customize the debt recovery letter to maximize the effectiveness of the letter which will demand payment for the past due invoices. Your customer will know that our collection lawyer is ready to litigation, if necessary to help your company recovery money that is due.
Collection Lawyers Help Your Company With Debt Recovery
Collection lawyers can help your company recover bad debt. Collection lawyers are able to send demand letters to your customer making it clear that if payment is not made, the debt collection law firm may start suit to recover your money. Commercial collection agencies are not licensed to practice debt collection law. A collection agency must send the account receivable to a collection lawyer, as a result the collection agency typically charges your company a higher contingency fee to collect the past due account.
Collection Lawyers Differ From Collection Agencies
A collection lawyer is able to provide your company legal strategies to attempt recovery of the debt. Collection lawyers can call your company and determine the best legal course of action to take to attempt collection of your company’s money. There are many options a debt collection lawyer can consider. Once a judgment is entered against your customer for not paying its invoices, the debt collection lawyer has powerful tools to enforce the judgment. The collection lawyer can through post judgment discovery discover assets that may be subject to garnishment and/or execution.
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Our debt collection law firm concentrates its practice on the collection and recovery of past due account receivable. Our collection attorney, working with your company will map out a debt recovery strategy that is tailored to your company’s debt collection needs. Our collection attorney will speak to you about your company, your delinquent customer and then together map out a collection strategy to recover the debt.
Call Our Collection Lawyer
We encourage you to call our debt collection law firm and ask to speak to our collection lawyer. Recovery of bad debt is the thrust of our debt recovery law firm. Our collection lawyer will provide your company with several scenarios that could happen in the debt collection process. Our collection lawyer will make clear that we can not always collect every account that is placed with our collection law firm. However, our collection lawyer working with you will provide a debt collection strategy that will give your company the best chance at recovering the bad debt. Call our debt collection law firm today.
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 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.
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