A frequent question here on Avvo is why nothing has happened after a Motion has been filed, and why hasn't the Judge ruled on a Motion. Here is an explanation. 1) How are pleadings filed with the Cler
It can be difficult when one is no-man's land--not so much debt that a bankruptcy is an obvious better course of action, but too much to get out of the way in a short period of time. Here are some co
Chapter 77 Florida Statutes governs garnishment procedures. Notice to a judgment debtor is required but only after the Writ of Garnishment is either issued or served on the Garnishee. A judgment deb
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.
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.
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
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...
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
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
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...