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Collecting a Debt: To Certify or Not to Certify

In my previous post, I discussed the what documents are necessary to properly protect your money and then how to ask for the money back upon the loan’s maturity. In this segment, I’m would like to touch on a topic that vexes my client time and time again: do they send the letter certified, by mail, or by email. Certainly, sending the letter by email is the quickest.  What’s more, there is usually metadata that ensures that the parties know that the letter was received (i.e. a read receipt). The nice thing about email is you know the message was

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Collecting A Debt: The Anatomy of the Lawsuit

I’ve provided three separate posts about the things you can do, short of a lawsuit, to attempt to get paid.  However, in the event you cannot get paid, the courts often act as a place where you can complain and seek relief from the person that is not paying you.To file a lawsuit, you have to meet the standard notice requirements.  You have to serve the defendant and put them on notice of the lawsuit.  You have to make sure you are in the right court to bring the cause of action, and you have to make a claim for

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Tax Lien Investing: An exceptionally effective passive income investment

The key to “passive income” is to allow your money to work for you.  Tax liens are an effective way to do this.  In Arizona, an individual may buy tax liens and gain up to 16% on their investment if they are redeemed.  If they are not redeemed, the investor may foreclose upon the home after three (and up to 10 years).The process is relatively straightforward.  After a property owner fails to pay its taxes, an individual may “buy” a tax lien by paying the property taxes for the property owner.   The Government is entitled to 16%.  As such,

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Collecting A Debt: The Art of the Ask

As I previously blogged, the best way to collect a debt is to make sure you have the right documents.  If a debt is in default, the first step is to ask for your money back. This sounds easy in theory, but it’s important to properly state your claim.  In Arizona, at least, the court will want to see that you’ve made a good faith attempt to resolve the dispute before marching into court.  In fact, as an attorney, one generally is required to provide notice of the debt and take certain precautions that my client owns the debt before

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Collecting A Debt: Lending Money for Passive Income

Financial investors are quick to suggest that investors diversify.   One of the best ways to diversify your investments is to loan money to others.  Effectively, you are the bank.  You are entitled to the return of your investment (principal) and interest on the loan.  By lending money to others, you are letting your money work for you The key to collecting a debt is to make sure you have enforceable documents.  It seems simple, but I can’t tell you how many people come into my law firm and say that they don’t have a contract.  Of course, if you

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Arizona Supreme Court limits the “show me the note” defense

One of the more common defenses in a foreclosure actions is the “show me the note” defense.  The defendant is effectively saying “I may be guilty of not paying my loan, but you can’t prove that you own it.”  For a while, this defense might have worked, due to poor record keeping or some other reason.  However, as more courts address that defense, it is becoming very limited. In Hogan v. Washington Mutual Bank et al, CV 11-0115-PR (Ariz. 2012) the Arizona Supreme Court granted review to determine “if Arizona’s statutes require the beneficiary to prove its authority or ‘show the note’ before

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