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Homeowners

Hello.  Receiving a letter from a law firm can be concerning, so we hope the information on our site prepares you to contact our office and resolve your matter efficiently and with the least cost to you.

Our firm represents Associations and does not provide legal advice to homeowners regarding their specific matter.

The information contained in this web site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information is generalized and not related to any specific set of circumstances. Anyone obtaining information on this site should consult with an attorney for legal advice. If you would like legal advice, please contact the State Bar of Arizona for a referral to an attorney.

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions, which will help you be prepared with the correct information you need to contact our office to resolve your matter.

FAQs

A collection case generally follows 5 steps:

  • Initiate Case; Initial Demand Letter
  • File Lawsuit
  • Obtain Default Judgment
  • Send
  • Issue Judgment Demand Letter
  • Pursue Garnishment
On behalf of the Association, our firm has recorded a lien on your property with the County Recorder’s Office. A lien on your property restricts your ability to sell or refinance your property until the debt has been paid. The lien will remain in place until the debt is paid or it is cancelled by a Trustee sale.
On behalf of the Association, our firm has recorded a lien on your property with the County Recorder’s Office. A lien on your property restricts your ability to sell or refinance your property until the debt has been paid. The lien will remain in place until the debt is paid or it is cancelled by a Trustee sale.
Yes, you can enter into a repayment agreement any time prior to the summons and complaint being filed. A repayment agreement is a written agreement between the Association and the delinquent homeowner to pay off the debt over a period of time. If payments are not received when due and the assessments are not kept current, our firm will proceed with the next step in the collection process.
Yes, you may enter into a Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Judgment. This is a repayment agreement between the delinquent homeowner and the Association that is filed with the court. Both parties have agreed to settlement terms and the homeowner has agreed that the Association has a Judgment against them. If the terms of the Settlement Agreement are not met, then the Association will proceed to collect on its Judgment.
When your account comes to our firm for legal collections, the Association’s management company team will direct all communications from you regarding your delinquent account to our firm for handling. They are not trying to be difficult, as they want to be sure that you are speaking with the law firm who can provide you the best, most updated information regarding the status of your account and how you can work to resolve it.
Please contact our firm and have your current contact information ready including an alternate contact address.
Please document your disagreement in writing and contact our firm. Our account managers will forward your disagreement to the Association for consideration.