How do I file a claim against the estate of Southern Family?
The Receiver's claim filing deadline of June 1, 2007 has now passed.
In order for a claim against the estate of Southern Family to be considered timely-filed, completed proof of claim forms and completed W9 forms had to be submitted and postmarked by June 1, 2007.
If you believe that your proof of claim form should be considered timely-filed, you may submit supporting documentation to the Receiver to accept your proof of claim form as timely-filed. With appropriate supporting documentation, Chapter 631, Florida Statutes also gives you the right to petition the Receivership court (Second Judicial Circuit Court, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, case number 2006-CA-1060) to accept your claim as timely-filed.
Can I still file a claim with the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association ("FIGA") for claims they may cover?
No. Per Section 631.68, Florida Statutes, the deadline for FIGA to settle claims is one year after the Receiver's court established claim filing deadline which for Southern Family was June 1, 2007. Therefore FIGA would only process claims up until June 2, 2008 (since June 1, 2008 was a Sunday) unless a lawsuit was initiated.
Can I file a proof of claim form in the Southern Family estate after the filing deadline? Will it be considered late-filed?
Yes, you may file a proof of claim. However, any proof of claim form postmarked after June 1, 2007 will be processed as late-filed.
How do I obtain a proof of claim form?
If you would like a proof of claim form, please contact the Receiver by using our "Contact Us" form. Alternatively, you may contact the Receiver at #850-413-3081 (toll-free to Florida Residents by calling #800-882-3054).