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What are the Florida laws on debt collection?

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debt collection in this state is also a federally mandated industry and highly regulated. The FDCPA is a federal guidline and law that governs how floridians can be treated when they owe a creditor money. Please look on internet and find a copy of this. They will be held to the strickest of standards. If you are being harrassed, then try to tape record coversations and catch them in the act. You could very easily find yourself settling this matter out of court and allowing them to pay your debt for you.

State Statutes of Limitations for Debt Collection

A statute of limitations sets forth the maximum period of time, after the debtor becomes delinquent, that legal proceedings (law suits) can be initiated. After the times shown below, a court will throw out any lawsuit.

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Federal Collection Laws regulate collection laws and practices, for consumer or business debt. Federal Collection Laws are also known as Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)


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The time frame on debt collection is 5 years in Florida. Oral contracts and credit cards are going to be limited to 4 years. The time usually starts from the point of last payment or acknowledgment of the debt.


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