Tag: Tamarac Bankruptcy

Collections Question from a Visitor...

What is the connection between collection and foreclosure? Q: Chase ($7,092.00) to Midland Funding sold debt. They are trying to collect and I have not paid since 2009, when I lost my job. My husband is on Social Security and I am still not working. Our house is in Foreclosure. What should I do? A:

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Look out for Common Bankruptcy Pitfalls!

Bankruptcy is a legal process that helps us eliminate our debts and start afresh financial life. Furthermore, the purpose of bankruptcy is for you to declare your inability to repay your debts; even with the help of other debt relief or debt settlement options. Moreover, the bankruptcy laws enable you to take the required steps

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Can IRS Tax Debts be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

A question that often arises is whether IRS tax debt can be discharged in Bankruptcy. The answer is often surprising to the person asking the question. That answer is "Yes," under certain circumstances, certain tax debts can be discharged in bankruptcy. In fact, income taxes, both federal and state, over 3 years old can be

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How Long Before You Can Get a Mortgage Loan Again?

As a Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Attorney, I am frequently asked how long after Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, or Short Sale a mortgage loan can be obtained. While everyone's situation is different, the following table is a good overview. It elaborates on the relationship between mortgage loan, and bankruptcy, foreclosure, or short sale. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Chapter

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Chapter 7 Lien Stripping Approved by Broward, Dade, and (now) Palm Beach County Judges

Attorney Emil Fleysher recently obtained one of the first Chapter 7 Lien Strip Orders in Palm Beach County. Chapter 7 Lien Strip Orders: What Happened? Following the watershed case of in re: McNeal, in which the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that fully unsecured 2nd mortgages, Home Equity Loan Liens, and other junior mortgages

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Is the U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy?

Presidents have been warning for decades of the dangers of this country’s debt and deficits. But the big question is why this time is different? Is this the year we finally start to get our nation’s finances in order? Or, is the U.S. headed towards bankruptcy? One argument is that with the current President and

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Florida’s Wage Garnishment Exemption Applies in Bankruptcy

Florida’s Wage Exemption Statute provides protection for those who meet the definition of "head of a family". And, who are facing a judicial garnishment or filing for bankruptcy. A head of a family who pays for more than 50% of a dependent’s living expenses cannot go through garnishment. This is if their net income after

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WARNING! You are approved for full principal forgiveness of your Home Equity Account.

A client recently came into my office with a letter she received from Bank of America. It stated that her Home Equity account had been approved for participation in a principal forgiveness program. It was offered as a result of the Department of Justice and State Attorneys General global settlement. The letter about her Home

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Shooters Will Remain Open Despite Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Back in March of 2012, two companies associated with waterfront restaurant Shooters filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Roscoe, LLC (DBA Shooters) and BIMA, LLC filed for bankruptcy protection following a $10.5 million foreclosure lawsuit filed by FirstBank against BIMA, LLC; the company that owns the property that both Shooters and Bootleggers sit on. About a month

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Why didn’t my attorney strip my 2nd mortgage in my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filed last year?

A woman who had read my article in the Palm Beach Post regarding stripping 2nd mortgage liens in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy recently asked me this question. She states that she saw in my article that "a new case allows the 2nd mortgage to be stripped off with a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy". And, that her bankruptcy

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