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.
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.