January 2010 Archives

January 18, 2010

Estate Planning Professionals Network of NRA

EPPN.jpgDavid Goldman of Apple Law Firm, Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog, and NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog became a member of the Estate Planning Professionals network (EPPN) of the NRA. The next EPPN event will be held in conjunction with the NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina in May 2010.

As a member of the EPPN, David can modify wills and trusts with language that can be added to Florida Wills and Trusts to make bequests to the national Rifle Association or any of the NRA charities or endowments.

January 10, 2010

Fighting Foreclosures

If you live in Jacksonville or anywhere in Florida and are facing a Florida Foreclosure Lawsuit or facing the foreclosure on your home in the future there are somethings you should know.

In Florida a foreclosure process my proceed in the courts. This is because Florida requires a Judicial Foreclosure with court supervision. Once you fall 30 days behind on your payments the lender can file a foreclosure lawsuit against the owners and tenants of the home. Most foreclosures happen when you become at least 60-90 days late on your payments. When this happens the bank or servicing bank will not accept any more payments from you.

The first thing that happens is a foreclosure notice will be filed. You then have 20 days to file an answer to the lawsuit or some other document with the court. You can also file a motion asking for more time or a motion to dismiss. It is important not to ignore this notice as the bank can obtain a default judgment if you do not file a response. Under Florida Foreclosure law, you can still save your home before it is sold if you pay off the note. Most individuals do not have the ability to do this.

It is important to discuss your circumstances and goals with a Florida Foreclosure Lawyer or a Jacksonville Foreclosure Lawyer to determine what steps are appropriate for your circumstances.

For more information on Jacksonville or Florida Foreclosure Defense See the Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog.

January 6, 2010

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer: What does Florida Divorce Law have to do with Florida Estate Planning? We often find that Estate planning is needed most around the time of a Divorce in Florida. We now have a Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer on staff to help deal with the unique issues of Jacksonville Child Support, Jacksonville Child Custody, and Jacksonville Family law.

These issues often arise around the time of Florida Estate Planning or in conjunction with a Florida Probate.

If you have questions concerning Florida Estate Planning contact one of our Florida Estate Planning Lawyer or Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer to discuss your situation.

We will begin to cover topics related to Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration and Florida Foreclosure Defense in relation to Florida Family law from a Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer's prospective.

For more information on Jacksonville or Florida Foreclosure Defense See the Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog.

January 1, 2010

Jacksonville Foreclosure Lawyer and Duval County Property Values

a Jacksonville Foreclosure Lawyersknows that foreclosures in your neighborhood hurt property values. Good news for Texas residents, Today they have help in dealing with property values and the taxes related to them.

Homeowners in neighborhoods that have been hurt by homes with foreclosures might find some relief. The new Teas law requires appraisal districts to consider properties that have been foreclosed on when determining a home's value. Homeowners in other states including Texas and Florida have complained that appraisal districts have excluded foreclosed properties and those with distressed resale values when setting some home values.

With as many as 1 in 6 homes in Florida facing a potential foreclosure, these values must be used to help determine real market value of the homes in an area.

If you need help determining if Florida Foreclosure Defense is a viable option in your circumstances contact a Florida Foreclosure Lawyer or Jacksonville Foreclosure Lawyers to review your circumstances.

For more information on Jacksonville or Florida Foreclosure Defense See the Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog.