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What is a Foreclosure Moratorium?

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It’s a word we’ve heard frequently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but what exactly does it mean, and what should you as a homeowner in Florida know about a foreclosure moratorium?         Moratorium explained   A foreclosure moratorium is a temporary halt in the initiation or continuation of foreclosure procedures. Moratoriums can… Read More »

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What It Means When a Lis Pendens is Filed

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Lis pendens, which is Latin for “suit pending,” is a notice declaring that a lawsuit has been filed in regards to land or property. If you are facing a Florida foreclosure and receive a notice of default followed by a notice of lis pendens at the beginning of the foreclosure process, it means that… Read More »

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What are the Foreclosure Laws in Florida?

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Foreclosure laws vary by state, so if you’re a Florida homeowner, it’s important to partner with a trusted foreclosure defense lawyer who is a member of the Florida Bar and has extensive experience fighting and defeating Goliath banking institutions like the one you’re up against. In Florida, like elsewhere in the country, if you… Read More »

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What Happens When Forbearance Ends for Floridians

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Here in Florida, thousands of families have been able to experience some relief from their monthly mortgage obligations with forbearance under the CARES Act. But soon that forbearance period will be ending and homeowners will have to make some decisions about what to do next. As a temporary relief program, forbearance allows you to… Read More »

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How to Avoid Foreclosure and Save Your Home

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When you buy your new home, the last thing on your mind is foreclosure, but unfortunately economic hardship can fall on anyone. If you find yourself nearing the prospect of foreclosure, there are steps you can take to avoid foreclosure and save your Florida home. What to do if your home is at risk… Read More »

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Bank of America fights contentious court battle over purge of nearly 2 billion bank records

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I am very proud that after years of fighting foreclosure fraud by Bank of America and months of investigation by CNBC.com, they have finally published an in-depth story about my work. “Miami attorney Bruce Jacobs, a former prosecutor, says the bank got rid of loan records that he claims may have contained evidence of fraud…. Read More »

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Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Bruce Jacobs Seeks to Oust Dem. Party Leader

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Esteemed Miami foreclosure lawyer Bruce Jacobs has been given the go-ahead to proceed with his lawsuit that aims to oust the new Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel. The lawsuit recently survived a motion to dismiss after Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh ruled the complaint should be allowed to proceed. Walsh declined, however, too… Read More »

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Chase Debt Collection Practices Targeted by CFPB, State Attorneys General

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Consumer advocates have been warning for years that bank debt collection tactics by third-party collection agencies are unfair, deceptive and abusive. Now, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the attorneys general of 47 states and Washington, D.C., have filed an enforcement action against one of the largest banks in the country for allegedly… Read More »

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Report: When Banks Face Felonies, Few Fear Real Consequences

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If you or I were convicted of a felony crime, we would almost certainly lose our freedom. We’d be facing prison time. We’d likely lose our job. We would also no longer have the right to a host of civil liberties, including the right to vote. But we are not large financial institutions. If… Read More »

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Judge: Banks Broke the Law, Caused Financial Collapse

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For years, Wall Street sympathizers have defended actions of bankers in the lead-up to the collapse of the housing market and subsequent financial crisis. While many practices within the financial industry have drawn criticism, under special scrutiny was the practice of packaging shoddy mortgages and then selling them to unsuspecting investors prior to 2008…. Read More »

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