Legal Question in Consumer Law in Florida

Is it true by writing in 'paid in full' in the memo of a check and the check is cashed - the account is considered paid?

Asked on 8/14/13, 12:33 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Joseph Justice The Justice Law Firm

It can mean that. Usually you also need to provide some explanation with the paid in full check. For example a payment sending a partial payment for repairs done to an appliance stating that some of the repairs were faulty and as such the payment has been reduced by 25$ along with a "paid in full" check. If you are looking for more information you can use the internet to look up accord and severance which is the legal term for the process.

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Answered on 8/14/13, 12:42 pm

Byron Petersen Byron G. Petersen P.A.

From Byron Petersen:

It is not true.

In the past special language could be put on the back of the check at the endorsement section, but even that has changed.

Byron Petersen

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Answered on 8/15/13, 2:47 pm

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