Tag Archive | "Florida Bankruptcy Attorney"

What does “a lost promissory note” mean?

Friday, July 6, 2012

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Banks require buyers to have all their paperwork organized and ready. They require numerous amounts of information—making sure that buyers have all their ducks in a row. So, banks should really be on top of things and keep their files immaculately, right? Well, in a perfect world—yes. However, sometimes this is not the case! The […]

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Recognizing Bullying in the Workplace

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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A previous piece on the SmithLaw blog dealt with bullying in the workplace. (It can be found here.) There you will see some ideas about how to deal with a bully. However, as we discussed in that article, workplace bullies can be hard to spot. How can you tell that you are dealing with a […]

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Bullies in the Workplace

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Bullying is a hot topic in schools right now. Legislation is being enacted all over the United States to deal with bullying in schools. Teachers attend training so they know the proper ways to deal with both the victim and the aggressor. Students are taught about bullying too. But employees (and sometimes managers) are often […]

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My attorney is ignoring me. How do I fix this issue (or help avoid it to begin with)?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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We all know attorneys are busy people. But that is not an excuse to repeatedly ignore clients. One of the best ways to gauge whether or not a specific attorney is right for your case is by asking many types of questions during an initial consultation. Make sure you ask questions about their skills and […]

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Can bankruptcy get rid of my tax debt?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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SmithLaw is often asked this question during our bankruptcy consultations. Some income tax may be dischargeable during a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. (Other types of taxes are usually treated differently.) But specific rules govern what type of income tax debts can be discharged. The basics: Tax debts are all associated with specific years […]

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The National Mortgage Settlement Agreement

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Florida will get about 8.4 billion dollars in relief from the new National Mortgage Settlement. (California is the only state that will receive more.) That is great news! However, it will not happen quickly and it will not help every homeowner. Specifics First off, the settlement is restricted to mortgages run by JPMorgan Chase, Bank […]

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Five Things You Wanted to Know About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in the State of Florida

Friday, January 27, 2012

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1. How long does the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy process take in Florida? Typically, a Florida bankruptcy case can take four to six months. However, no case is the same and timelines vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Your attorney’s schedule, the trustee’s schedule, and the timing of when you take your educational […]

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Four Resources for Managing Your Money Wisely

Friday, January 27, 2012

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These days, everyone can use a little advice on managing his or her money. We have compiled some links below to help you with budgeting, reducing debt, and more.   https://www.bankrate.com/calculators.aspx Bankrate.com offers many calculators to help you figure out your home equity, time it will take to pay off credit cards, what a mortgage […]

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Do I Need an Attorney to File Bankruptcy?

Friday, January 27, 2012

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An attorney is not required for individuals when filing bankruptcy in the state of Florida. Individuals may file pro se, representing themselves. (Businesses must use an attorney.) However, the courts strongly suggest that you hire an attorney to represent you during your case. Let us examine why. The appointed trustee and other court personnel cannot […]

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