Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Florida

Deciding to declare bankruptcy is never easy. There is a strong connotation associated with the word itself. Still, it may provide some solace to remember that even once-wealthy celebrities have filed for bankruptcy over the years. Just ask Mike Tyson. If used properly, declaring bankruptcy can offer a clean slate. This blog will provide an […]

Bankruptcy Judge Denies Bankruptcy Relief

Bankruptcy Relief Denied Last month a bankruptcy judge in Texas invoked a provision of the bankruptcy code to deny Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief to a man accused of statutory rape. The Bankruptcy Filing Husband and wife, John and Linda Sinclair filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief in 2011. Chapter 13 is a reorganization form of […]

Discharge Student Loans From ITT Tech

Discharge Student Loans As many have now heard, ITT Technical Institute (“ITT Tech”) has shut down its operations.The chain of schools was a ubiquitous example of for-profit post-secondary education and, at the time of its shutdown, maintained 136 campuses and boasted an enrollment of over 40,000 students.  ITT Tech is just one of a number of […]

Avoiding Mistakes When Filing Bankruptcy

Important Information for Filing Bankruptcy in Jacksonville, FL As FBI Agent William J. Maddalena stated in a recent press release, “[f]ederal bankruptcy proceedings can be a lifesaver for honest individuals overwhelmed by debt.” But why was an FBI agent talking about filing bankruptcy? Isn’t the FBI’s job to investigate crimes? Bankruptcy Fraud is a Crime […]

Municipal Code Violations May Impact Your Home’s Title

Municipal codes, as they relate to real property, serve to protect the welfare of local communities. They set standards for health and safety and aim to prevent treacherous conditions that may not be obvious to the lay person. Code violations may result in fines and will require that the owner of the offending property remedy […]

Florida Bankruptcy Exemptions Provide Protection

Florida Bankruptcy Exemptions Chapter 7 bankruptcy is what most people would think of when they think “bankruptcy.” It is the process by which individuals have many or all of their debts discharged. This is achieved through a liquidation process by which many of the debtor’s assets are sold. The proceeds from this liquidation are then […]

Florida Real Estate Basics: The Deed

If you are buying or selling a home in Florida, you expect to fill out a lot of documents in the process but may not know the meaning of each of the documents involved in your Florida real estate sale. One of the most important documents is the Deed. A deed is a legal document […]

Opportunities For Real Estate Purchasers and Sellers in Florida

The latest trends and reports from Florida Realtors® demonstrate shifting tides in the Florida real estate market that seem to favor sellers. The median sale price of single family homes rose from $199,900 to $225,000 between August 2015 and August 2016. This means that housing prices are on the rise and sellers, especially those who […]

Understanding the Bankruptcy Discharge

One of the biggest advantages of filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the bankruptcy discharge of certain debts that comes along with successful completion of the proceedings.  A Bankruptcy Discharge Is… A bankruptcy discharge is a permanent court order prohibiting creditors of the bankruptcy debtor from taking any action to collect discharged […]