West Palm Beach, FL asked in Collections for Florida

Q: My wife recently received a letter from Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. to collect a debt. What should we do?

The letter says they "have been retained to collect" an outstanding balance and "an attempt to collect a debt."

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Jennifer Isaksen
Jennifer Isaksen
Answered
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Bushnell, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If you believe the debt is not owed, you should notify them in writing to verify the account. If the debt is owed, you will want to negotiate a payoff or installment plan so you can avoid getting a judgment against you and your credit. If you do not have means to pay and you have lots of debts, you may want to schedule a consultation with a local bankruptcy attorney. Best of Luck! Jennifer

James Turner
James Turner
Answered
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Hayt, Hayt & Landau is a debt collection law firm located in Miami. I assume that the letter offers you the opportunity ask for documentation in support of the debt. You should get this documentation.

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