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Jeffrey Lampert’s Legal Guides

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  • Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy

    Although a bankruptcy filing will be reflected on credit reports for 10 years, there are steps that can be taken to establish your credit worthiness after. Remember, you are a better credit risk after bankruptcy than before--there are fewer creditors competing to get your money.

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  • Evictions: How Much Time for Possession in Florida--the Hurricane "Cone of Doom".

    Floridians are familiar with a Hurricane "Cone" projecting a path of a storm's eye. The further out in days, the wider the possible area affected. Evictions are not about space but time and typically takes3-4 weeks. How hearings are set paper handled can vary from county to county.

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  • Attorneys Fees in Florida

    Legal Fees Are Different from Court Costs Typically, a party winning a law suit is entitled to taxable court costs, such as filing fees, witness fees, costs to have a Summons issued, fees to serve th

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  • Florida Foreclosure: How much time to stay in house

    Homeowners, unaware of the legal process, become fearful upon being served with a 20-day Summons that the Sheriff will be coming to throw them out of the house soon after the 20-day period expires. Nothing could be further from the truth In Florida, a homeowner has 20 days to res...

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  • Time to Remain in Home in a Florida Foreclosure

    The Complaint is just the start.... The service of a Complaint for foreclosure is just the start of the process. A homeowner will have at least 20 days to serve a response. If the Complaint fails

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  • Bankruptcy Does Not Mean The Nightmare Of Home Foreclosure Is Over

    Keep the property maintained Until title to the property goes to another, a homeowner is still responsible for keeping the property safe, regardless of whether the homeowner still lives in the premis

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  • Bankrtupcy Obligations AFTER the Petition is Filed

    So often, getting the bankruptcy petition and schedules filed is such the major focus of attention that when the case finally gets filed there may be a natural let-down. The debtor knows there is a creditor's meeting to attend but that will occur 3-5 weeks after the filing, so no...

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  • Protecting A Tenant's Security Deposit

    The expression that a "picture is worth a thousand words" can have no better application than when a tenant moves into and out of a rental unit Pictures are much more convincing in Court if a law suit is filed based upon the landlord making a claim against the Security Deposit. ...

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  • Preparing for an Initial Bankruptcy Consultatioon

    "What do I need to bring to the consultation?" is a common question for prospective clients making an appointment for bankruptcy consultation. Others do not ask but bring all their bills, spreadsheets, lists, schedules and so forth. Others bring nothing at all. I can not speak f...

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  • How to Identify and Locate the Owner of a Business

    Understand what a fictitious name or trade name is. A fictitious name or trade name is a name used for business purpose. Obviously, a business named " Best Food Store" and owned by a person uses a n

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