April 2010 Archives

April 14, 2010

Jacksonville Trial Attorney

Jacksonville-Trial-Attorney-court-house.jpg A Jacksonville Trial Lawyer can be very helpful in the event that your dispute needs to go to trial. There are many different types of Jacksonville trial attorneys. The Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC has Jacksonville Civil Trial lawyers as well as Jacksonville Criminal Trial Lawyers. We Deal with Family law, criminal, trust, will, estate planning, foreclosure defense, probate, guardianship, and asset protection issues. Many cases never go to trial and are settled by a Jacksonville Trial Attorney long before seeing a court room. If you would like t discuss your circumstances or what options you have to protect your rights please contact a Jacksonville Trial Attorney today.

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April 8, 2010

Jacksonville Foreclosure Mediation Lawyer

In Jacksonville Florida including Duval, Clay and St. Johns Counties, all new residential foreclosure lawsuits are directed to a "Mediation with the Lender". While some who participate in these mediation feel they are getting a good deal, most do not realize what they are actually agreeing to when an agreement is reached. It is important to be represented by a Florida Foreclosure Lawyer or a Jacksonville Foreclosure Lawyer before attending one of the court ordered Foreclosure Mediations.

We have seen many cases, where the purported owner of the note tries to get the home owner to agree that they are the real party in interest and have the right to sue the homeowner. The agreements try to get the homeowners to waive all future rights to defenses and counterclaims for the improper actions of the people who are have filed the lawsuit. The agreements also cost the homeowner more than if they preformed under the existing loan and set the homeowner up for a future default and foreclosure.

Without someone who understands the terms of these agreements to represent you and negotiate, your outcome will likely be worse than the agreement you are presently in. While your payment may be lower in the short term, the reduction and past due amounts will be added on to the end. Another trick they try to pull is to let the interest rate float in 3-5 years. This will likely make your future payments much higher than they are now.

If you anticipate the need for a loan modification, or are expecting or have been served with a Florida Foreclosure Lawsuit contact a Jacksonville Foreclosure Defense Lawyer or Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyer for a free consultation on what your options are and how to protect your home.

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

April 4, 2010

Do the heirs have a right to see a will?

Yes, heirs have a right to see the will and to know everything about the assets and distributions. Yes, some personal effects can be distributed before the "will closes" or the probate is closed.

Florida probate laws include many protections for the beneficiaries of a probate estate. If you are a beneficiary under a Florida Will and there are assets that were required go through probate, you should have received some notifications.

You should require that the Custodian of the will deposit it with the court. If they refuse, they can be ordered to by the court and are subject to reimbursement of your legal fees.

If you have a relative that is unwilling to share the contents of a Florida Will you should contact a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer or Florida Probate Lawyer to discuss your options.

Note, in Florida you do not have any right to see a will while they are still alive.

April 3, 2010

iPad and blogging

I was wondering if the iPad would be good enough to use for blogging when away from the office. In my first few hours of using the device it appears very fast and more than capable of doing most things one would use a notebook for. I see many of our clients able to heck copies of important documents and provide them to others in a flash.