Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in Florida

I you have been paying monthly $50 or more in the state of Florida, do they have the right to turn the bill to a collection agncy

Asked on 5/09/13, 1:39 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Angelo Marino Angelo Marino Jr. PA

Not if it is an agreed upon minimum payment, but otherwise, yes.

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Answered on 5/09/13, 1:46 pm

You would have to have a formal agreement. If no such agreement is in place, even if you called the merchant or facility stating you will be making payments, they have the right to send you to a collection agency to collect an unpaid balance. The collection agency has to follow laws regarding fair collection practices, though. For instance, they cannot harass you at work.

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Answered on 5/09/13, 6:45 pm

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