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The Work Was Done Without a Written Contract, Can I Still Get Paid? 

There are those that think they have you beat. Perhaps your customer had no intention of paying in part or in whole and purposely did not sign the contract. You ask for payment and they remind you that you do not have a signed agreement and perhaps invite suit! Don’t worry, even without a signed agreement you can get payment for the work done.

It’s ideal to have a signed agreement. Despite technology and all the conveniences, in some business transactions, it isn’t always possible. Whether deliberate or not, there are those clients who get around signing a contract.

Many clients believe they cannot recover monies owed because they did not secure a signed, written agreement or additional written requests for work. For those customers who may have purposely engaged you with the intent not to pay, they will claim that you cannot collect because you do not have a signed written agreement. Not true.   Continue reading “The Work Was Done Without a Written Contract, Can I Still Get Paid? “

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NY Collection Attorney Offers Top 5 Tips To Increase In-house Collections Next Year

Just think, if more clients paid you in a timely manner what you could do with the money, not to mention the time. Give your business the gift that keeps on giving: Learn the secrets of increasing in-house collections and watch your cash flow grow. Here’s this NY Collection Attorney’s top 5 tips to increase in-house collections. Continue reading “NY Collection Attorney Offers Top 5 Tips To Increase In-house Collections Next Year”

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Is Free Mediation Coming To Resolve Your NY Debt Collection Claim?

Are you interested to see if mediation would resolve your claim? If so, you will need all parties involved in the dispute to agree. Without total agreement, mediation cannot go forward. If one party does not want to mediate, you can’t mediate. This is true even if your agreement provides for mediation of all disputes.

The mediation pilot program offered by the Civil Court of the City of New York is exciting and it is FREE. For now, consumer cases seem to be all they are handling. However, the intention is to expand the program to include B2B disputes. Besides the parties’ total agreement to mediate, the recovery amount in the underlying matter must be within the jurisdictional limits of civil court, which is up to $25,000.00.

Unlike mediation through the Supreme Court, where available, New York civil court mediation is also available for a permitted matter even before filing a lawsuit. In Supreme Court, the Judge can order mediation.  In Civil Court,  the parties can decide on their own to file for mediation. They need not have an active case or a Judge assigned to the case.  One party unrepresented by counsel is sufficient to qualify the case.

The civil court emphasizes that the mediation is free for up to three hours. This makes it convenient and fast. You can potentially reach a settlement in a one- or two-hour session with a mediator. After three hours, there is a $300 hourly fee payable to the mediator. To continue, the parties must agree to pay out of pocket. Continue reading “Is Free Mediation Coming To Resolve Your NY Debt Collection Claim?”

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