January 9, 2022 – “But judge, if I could just explain!” Avoiding Common Traps of Representing Yourself in Court

Good Afternoon! I hope this newsletter finds you doing well. For this week’s newsletter, I want to offer a few useful tips in case you ever find yourself in a lawsuit but cannot afford legal counsel. I cannot tell you how many times I have been in court, waiting...

October 26, 2021 – Using Requests for Admission in Your Foreclosure Case

If you have been sued for mortgage foreclosure, don’t forget the importance of Requests for Admission. Under Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.370, you can send Requests for Admission to the lender’s attorney, demanding that the lender make certain admissions. For...

October 9, 2021 – How Can The Bank Foreclose on a Loan Modification?

At our firm, we often see foreclosure cases where the lender is trying to foreclose after the borrower defaulted on a loan modification. What is required under Florida law for the lender to foreclose when the mortgage has been modified? A few important things to know:...

October 9, 2021 – The Practical Challenges of Perfecting An Appeal of A Foreclosure Judgment

One question I get a lot in our law practice is “If I lose the foreclosure case and I appeal, is the foreclosure sale automatically cancelled?” Pursuing an appeal after suffering a foreclosure judgment can be challenging and complicated. The main reason is the...

October 4, 2021 – Don’t Forget About The Surplus!

Under Florida Statute § 45.032, if a home in foreclosure sells at the foreclosure auction for more than the judgment amount, there should be surplus funds held by the Clerk of Court. So when this happens, who is entitled to that money? The answer: junior lienholders...