Tag Archive | "Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer"

How Does Florida Law Stack Up versus Federal Law When an Entity Refuses to Participate in the Selling of Goods or Services on Moral or Religious Grounds?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

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Say what? What does this mean? What does Florida think about merchants refusing services on moral or religious grounds? Some might think that a shopkeeper or service provider can refuse service to anyone they want. After all, there is the “no shoes, no shirt, no service” sign, right?  Then there are discrimination laws. How do […]

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Can I Get Some of My Soon-to-Be Ex-Spouse’s Retirement Account Money?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Divorce is a big mess financially and otherwise, of course. Many unfair things take place on both sides. No one is ever fully happy with the arrangement, and it’s not a lot of fun. Nevertheless, there are laws for a reason. The reason isn’t always fair to both sides, but divorce laws in Florida were […]

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Can I Keep My Car if I Declare Bankruptcy?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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The answer is sometimes. If you are filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy as a single person in Florida, you receive a $1,000 exemption for your car. If you own the vehicle outright and the car is worth less than $1,000 you would be able to keep it. If you are married, and you are jointly filing […]

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I am Owed Money from Someone Who Declared Bankruptcy. How Can I Get My Money?

Monday, August 3, 2015

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That depends on the scenario. So your cousin owes you lots of money for some work you did for him. You were going to file a judgment but then he declared bankruptcy. Can you get your money? Yes, theoretically, as long as he didn’t include the debt in the bankruptcy or add it later. However, […]

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The Confederate Flag

Monday, July 20, 2015

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It’s hard not to notice that the confederate flag has been in the news as of late. There’s debate about whether it should fly or not fly, whether it should remain in historical displays, what it stands for, if history should be a factor in whether it should fly, and more. The confederate flag is […]

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Bankruptcy Education and Recovery

Friday, July 3, 2015

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Education about bankruptcy does not usually happen until you or someone you know is facing it. Often, an opinion about bankruptcy is formed with inaccurate information or from societal jokes and innuendos—sort of like locker room talk. Before you even know it, you have opinions and thoughts that cloud the issue. This behavior is not […]

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Helping Your Child Prepare for a Successful Financial Life

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Many of us grew up without anyone teaching us about budgeting. Perhaps parents didn’t have time, or thought there would be time later or even that school was teaching this sort of thing. The sad fact is, not everyone receives a detailed budgeting education. Enrolling your child for any available household budgeting classes is a […]

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Necessities vs. Desires

Saturday, May 2, 2015

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Food, clothing, and shelter are pretty basic needs. Humans need these to survive. Most of us are not at the point where this is all we desire in our lives, however. It’s hard to separate necessity and desire for everyone from time to time. And a little splurge now and again won’t be the undoing […]

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Moving On After a Bankruptcy

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Moving on from a bankruptcy is hard. It’s as tragic as a breakup or a death for many people. That’s because not all bankruptcies were as fun getting into as some people might think. In addition, not all bankruptcies were the person’s first choice. In addition, the circumstances leading up to a bankruptcy are often […]

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