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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:...

September 25, 2021 – The Reality of Mortgage Deficiency Actions in Florida

One of the common questions we get in our law practice is “If I agree to give up my property in foreclosure to the bank, do I still owe money on the mortgage?” This, of course, is an excellent question and should top of mind for anyone considering settling a mortgage...

September 12, 2021 – What is Lis Pendens?

When I sat for the Florida bar exam in February 2011, a gentleman sitting next to me piped up after the first session and asked “what the hell is a lis pendens? I wrote ‘action pending’ because I had no idea what that was.” Turns out, he was right! When a homeowner is...

August 22, 2021 – So You’ve Been Sued. Don’t Forget Your Answer!

Good Evening:  I hope this newsletter finds you and your family doing well.  For this newsletter, I will focus on the importance of filing a written response to a lawsuit. This topic is timely given the forthcoming expected wave of eviction and foreclosure suits. When...

August 19, 2021 – Why Should I Hire A Foreclosure Defense Lawyer?

Many homeowners in foreclosure assume that they have limited rights against a foreclosure because they fell behind on their mortgage payments. While the courts have undoubtedly made it more challenging to defend foreclosure cases, there remain many benefits to hiring...