you have a right to be compensated.

          Having debt does not justify being treated like a criminal. Many debt collectors exercise abusive debt collection practices to intimidate and coerce debtors to pay a debt owed. However, many people are unaware that debt collectors have to follow strict debt collection practices. violations of those practices allows the debtor to exercise his/her right to be compensated for the illegal practices.

You may be a victim of debt collection if:

1. The debt collector called you and did not inform you that the purpose of the call is to collect a debt;

2. Th...

Many individuals decide to avoid the costs associated with a lawyer to save a few dollars or simply because they do not have the financial resources to hire a lawyer.

Although damage to a case can be caused by a lawyer, notary, third-party, or even the client themselves, it is important to keep in mind that a lawyer is the only one that can be held responsible if something goes wrong as lawyers are licensed and regulated by the state.

Notaries and third-parties are aware that they cannot be held responsible for any professional misconduct. in trusting them to handle your legal matters you run the risk that your case may be damaged, and sometimes that d...

Florida encourages that parties attempt to resolve their disputes/issues in mediation and/or arbitration.

generally, parties overlook the benefits associated with these types of dispute resolution. specifically, in mediation a neutral third-party (licensed mediator) assists the parties in communicating their wants and concerns to each other in hopes that they will come to a legal agreement without court intervention.

in mediation the parties have the opportunity to come to an agreement on all or most issues. the parties can agree to terms that are beneficial and acceptable to both. Being able to control some of the decisions in you situation is one...

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