Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Claims

Expert FDCPA and FCCPA Claims Legal Assistance in Broward County Florida

Fair Debt Collection Practices ActThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is part of the Consumer Protection Act and it became effective in 1978 to protect consumers from abusive debt collection actions. At The Butler Law Firm, P.A., Broward County Debt Defense Attorney Howard Butler stands up for the rights of consumers who have experienced unfair harassment by debt collectors. If a debt collector has violated the FDCPA, you can take legal action to sue the collector in court. The FDCPA addresses a range of damages that may be recovered in lawsuits that are filed against violators, including monetary damages and attorney fees.

To protect consumer debtors from various abusive acts, the FDCPA stipulates that creditors:

  • Can only contact a debtor by phone between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  • Can only communicate with you after written request is made for the validation of debt and before they have mailed the proper documentation
  • Cannot perform repeated or continuous calling with the intent of abusing, harassing, or annoying you
  • Cannot use abusive or profane language during communication with you

If you are being subjected to abusive or illegal creditor harassment, these circumstances will likely become worse and more complex if you do not retain proper legal representation. You should obtain strong legal guidance at your earliest convenience.

Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act

The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) was created to supplement the provisions under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors and creditors from actions that are considered deceptive and abusive. The difference between the FDCPA and the FCCPA is that the FCCPA also covers original creditors.

The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act prohibits creditors from engaging in a variety of actions, including:

  • Pretending to be a police officer
  • Using / threatening violence
  • Contacting third parties
  • Reporting or threatening to report derogatory information

Damages Available in FDCPA Lawsuits

When debt collectors take certain actions that violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you can sue the collector in court to obtain monetary damages.

The types of monetary remedies you may be entitled to include:

  • Actual damages
  • Attorney fees
  • Attorney costs

Courts can also order injunctive relief, which is the termination of certain activities. If you are facing unfair practices from a debt collector, do not hesitate to consult with Broward County Bankruptcy attorney Howard Butler at The Butler Law Firm, P.A. and obtain a free case evaluation.

Contact The Butler Law Firm today for the expert legal assistance you need.

Get a good night’s sleep – Make your Problem Howard’s Problem Today

We offer Free Consultations. Call (954) 797-5338 or send Howard an e-mail for a Free Consultation at The Butler Law Firm, P.A.

The Butler Law Firm PA serves all individuals living in South Florida and residing in Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County; moreover we have worked for, counseled, or filed bankruptcy for individuals living in the cities of: Aventura, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Coconut Creek, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Cutler Bay, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Doral, Fort Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale, Greenacres, Hallandale, Hialeah, Hollywood, Jupiter, Lantana, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Miramar, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Palmetto Bay, Pembroke Pines, Pinecrest, Plantation, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Sunrise, and West Palm Beach.

Imagine Life Without Debt!

The next chapter of your life is waiting for you. Get started by talking to the Butler Law Firm today.

(954) 797-5338Call For FREE Introductory Meeting

The Butler Law Firm PA

8201 Peters Rd #1000
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 797-5338Get Directions
1 East Broward Boulevard 7th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301