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Rebecca Ann Kendel

Rebecca Kendel’s Legal Guides

12 total


  • Foreclosure Mediations: A Corner Not to be Cut

    On December 28, 2009, the Florida Supreme Court entered an order In Re: Final Report and Recommendations on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases. The supreme courtlargely adopted the findings and recommendations of the Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases, whic...

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  • Shotgun Foreclosures - When The Banks Take the Law Into Their Own Hands

    It is bad enough that a foreclosure action has been filed. Maybe you're saving up the money to reinstate the loan. Maybe you're working on a short sale. Maybe you have been told by the bank you are just about to be approved for a loan modification. In the meantime you try to go ...

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  • New Changes to Foreclosure Laws in Florida

    Requirements for the Filing of Foreclosure Complaints The plaintiff in a foreclosure action against residential property must now verify the allegations in the complaint. In other words, the plainti

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  • A Tour of the Florida Court Local Foreclosure Rules; Part 1: Palm Beach County

    Filing Requirements for Homestead Foreclosure Actions The Court states that "homestead property is real property for which a homestead exemption for real property taxation is shown in the records of

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  • Florida Law Begins Its Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    Currently the main priority in the Gulf of Mexico is to stop the bleeding of oil gushing into our ocean and desecrating both the human and animal worlds. This crisis has raised numerous legal problems and issues. Some of the legal issues deal with the immediate task of stop...

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  • A Tour of the Florida Court Local Foreclosure Rules; Part 2: Broward County

    This article provides a summary of some of the key points of Broward County Court Administrative Order dated March 25, 2010, and the requirements set for both borrowers and plaintiffs to the foreclosures (often banks, lenders or investors, referred to in this article simply as p...

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  • An Overview of the Qualified Written Request (QWR) Process with a Focus on Borrower's Rights

    Qualified written requests (QWR) may be an effective tool for homeowners in foreclosure. As Margery Golant has stated in her Legal Guide Foreclosure Defenses, litigation is about leverage. Through a QWR, a borrower may obtain useful information and build specific defenses to fo...

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  • General Releases in Foreclosure Actions

    Just as we pass through bands of a hurricane, the bands of the foreclosure storm are intensifying and changing even as thousands of Floridians have already lost their homes to foreclosure. Newer bands of deficiency judgments are overlapping with the mounting number of lawsuits, ...

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  • Tips To Fight Foreclosure If You Want to Keep Your Home

    In Florida, there seems to be no light at the end of the foreclosure tunnel. For some, fighting the foreclosure is not worth it or leaving the property is the better option. However, for those who want to keep their home and are determined to work hard to save it; the foll...

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  • A Tour of the Florida Court Local Foreclosure Rules; Part 3: Miami-Dade County

    Mediations The Dade Court requires that all homestead foreclosure cases submit to mediation before final judgment may be entered. Effective May 1, 2009, the Dade Court implemented the 11th Circuit H

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