Jacksonville Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Lawyer

The American family farmer is at the center of this country’s history and self-image. The independent farmer was the core element of Thomas Jefferson’s vision of democracy. He believed that independence of judgement was a by-product of the self-reliance that farmers exemplified. That vision is still an important part of America’s identity. Just ask any of the artists who performed at Farm Aid 2017. The legal system should be especially responsive to the needs and concerns of America’s fa[...]

Jacksonville Real Estate Lawyer

  As a realtor, is there anything more exciting than seeing your clients lay eyes on the exact property they have been looking for? Maybe it is a newlywed couple who have found their dream home with granite counters, four bedrooms, and great neighborhood schools nearby. Or, maybe it is a pizza-shop owner relocating from some hole-in-the-wall to a corner shop on Elm Street. Whatever the case may be, after the initial thrill of bringing buyers and sellers together comes the technical work of [...]

Florida Student Loan Forgiveness Lawyer

Stop me if you have heard this one before: “Student loans are the only kind of debt that you must always continue to pay, even if you declare bankruptcy.” Odds are, you have heard it before. Heck, it has been at the center of some high profile presidential races recently. As with any exceptionally strong statements that rely on words like “only” or “always,” the cautious observer will remain healthily skeptical until all the facts are in. While it may be true that discharging student[...]

Florida Broker Commission Disputes

Closing a sale. Is there any greater feeling in the world? You have spent your time and energy prepping the house, creating buzz, getting prospective buyers in, negotiating a price, getting the paperwork done. You have poured your blood, sweat, and tears into making the sale. Now, once that is all said and done, is there any feeling worse than not collecting your full commission? Keep reading this blog to learn the rules of the road are in Florida and what steps you should follow in order to col[...]

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 overview of when you should consider declaring bankruptcy and which steps to follow if you decide to do so. What to Consider The Chapter 7 bankruptcy statute[...]

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 bankruptcy. It allows debtors who are earning a living wage to propose and then execute a plan for repaying a specified amount of their debts over a period of years. [...]

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 private institutions and chains, including Corinthian Colleges, Inc, that have closed their doors in the past few years leaving students wondering wh[...]

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 As a matter of common sense and ethics, most bankruptcy filers know that they should not lie in their bankruptcy filings. But some[...]

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 the issues at their own expense. Existing code violations present issues for prospective buyers of property and may impact the marketability of title. Municipal Code Violat[...]