A common refrain at the end of a tenuous case is that the judgment is “only as good as the paper it is written on.” This phrase is repeated by both clients and practitioners alike. The Boatman Law Firm knows that this commonly believed phrase is a misguided characterization of a creditor’s ability to collect a debt. The difference between a “collectible” judgment and an uncollectible judgment often depends on the firm or attorney that is hired to enforce it. A lawfully obtained judgment placed in the hands of an ethical and experienced debt collection firm can be enforced and collected.
On the other hand, when you are on the wrong side of a judgment, you can feel trapped and defenseless to the attacks of an overly aggressive debt collector. Fortunately, Florida is debtor friendly state and both state and federal law offer several protections to debtors in Florida. It is important that a debtor hire an experienced attorney with an in depth knowledge of the federal and state laws that protect debtors and their Florida assets including their homestead. Read our blog article here.
Our Experience in Debtor-Creditor Disputes
The Boatman Law Firm has experience on both sides of the debtor-creditor relationship. The Firm has helped individuals and businesses with asset protection and the prevention of the collection of unlawfully obtained judgments. The Firm also has extensive experience helping a broad array of clients—from individuals to fortune five-hundred companies—enforce and collect debts and judgments. Having been on both sides of these disputes, the attorneys at the Boatman Law Firm have an in depth understanding of both how to prosecute and defend against collection efforts.
Our Approach to Debtor-Creditor Disputes
The Boatman Law Firm is Truth Guided in its approach to debtor-creditor disputes. Whether they are representing a debtor or a creditor, our attorneys believe that every litigation strategy must be grounded in objective truth. The Firm believes that clients make the best decisions when they fully understand their duties as well as the protections afforded to them under the law.
The Boatman Law Firm is Relationship Driven meaning it seeks to provide legal solutions that are tailored to each individual client’s needs. Whether you are a small business with outstanding accounts receivable or a fortune five-hundred company with several large judgments to enforce, the Boatman Law Firm is able to offer efficient and effective solutions to help creditors collect in Florida. For debtors, the Boatman Law Firm has the resources and knowledge to effectively assist clients with finding legal and practical solutions to settling debts short of filing for bankruptcy. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or call us at 239-330-1494.