Clearwater, Florida – More Than Just Beaches

Clearwater, Florida, situated on the Gulf of Mexico in West Central Florida, is the County seat of Pinellas County. The region surrounding Clearwater and Pinellas County is known as the Tampa Bay Area. Clearwater is the third largest City in the region; the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg are the two largest. Prior to the early-1800’s, the area surrounding present-day Clearwater was occupied by native Americans known as the Tocobaga people. In 1835, the United States Army began construction of an army fort which Read More +

Stand Your Ground In Clearwater, Fl

** BACK IN THE NEWS ** The accused killer of Markeis McGlockton, Michael Drejka, went back to criminal Court in Pinellas County on Thursday to seek a reduction in his $100,000 bail. The request – in a hearing described by the St Petersburg Times as feeling “more like a trial” – was denied. Drejka is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on one count of manslaughter in the July 19th shooting at a Clearwater, FL convenience store. The genesis of the shooting and resultant Read More +

Standing Your Ground In Clearwater, Fl

Clearwater, Florida is normally a quiet community that does not appear in the pages of national newspapers or on the nightly news broadcasts. Ordinarily, Clearwater’s “fame” centers on its laid-back lifestyle, pristine beaches, and a reputation for being a destination for vacationers and “snowbirds” seeking warmth in the winter and a place to frolic when the kids are out of school. That sense of the “normal” and “ordinary” was shattered on Thursday, July 19th of this year when an altercation over a parking spot at Read More +

Rookie Bankruptcy Paralegal Anthony Rodriguez

Episode 1: The Journey My name is Anthony Rodriguez. At age 33 I found myself barely making it in the San Fernando Valley located in the county of Los Angeles, California. Even making a decent income every year, I was still living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make ends meet. Single, no kids and still struggling! I have nothing but love for California but I do not miss the struggle. In my opinion, there is no longer a middle class in Los Angeles. You Read More +

Bankruptcy Waiting Periods

CHAPTERS WAITING PERIOD 7 TO 7 8 YEARS FROM PREVIOUS FILING 13 TO 13 2 YEARS FROM PREVIOUS FILING (CASE MUST BE CLOSED) 7 TO 13 4 YEARS FROM PREVIOUS FILING 13 TO 7 6 YEARS FROM PREVIOUS FILING UNLESS 100% OF THE UNSECURED WERE PAID IN THE PRIOR CHAPTER 13 OR AT LEAST 70% OF THE UNSECURED DEBTS WERE PAID IN THE PRIOR CHAPTER 13 AND THE PLAN WAS PROPOSED IN GOOD FAITH The above chart represents the period of time a debtor must Read More +

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Treatment Of Secured Property

STATEMENT OF INTENTIONS IN BANKRUPTCY In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor must complete and sign a form called the Statement of Intentions. The Statement of Intentions indicates which of the available options the debtor chooses towards his or her secured property. The primary examples of secured property are an automobile loan or a mortgage loan. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy one manifests his or her intent regarding such secured property through the Chapter 13 plan. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the Statement of Intentions Read More +

Bankruptcy Assistance

Bankruptcy assistance and representation in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and most avenues to address issues with debt, are available here at Weller Legal Group PA.  Weller Legal Group provides assistance in primarily Bankruptcy representation of debtors.  However, we offer programs to address debt outside of Bankruptcy, including Credit Counseling, Debt Settlements, Foreclosure Defense, and Credit Repair. Jay Weller founded Weller Legal Group in 1993 and quickly grew to seven offices throughout Florida, including Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland, Clearwater, Bradenton/Sarasota, and Port Richey, Florida.  Read More +

Clearwater, Florida

EARLY HISTORY According to Wikipedia, one of the early tribes that resided in the area now known as Clearwater, Florida, was the Tocobaga peoples. In the early history of the area now referred to as Clearwater, Florida, there were clear springs that led from the banks of Clearwater into the bay.  These springs no longer exist.  The banks were located upon the high bluffs where is now located city hall and downtown Clearwater.  The early settlers referred to Clearwater as Clearwater Harbor, ostensibly because of Read More +

Tax Refunds In Bankruptcy

The treatment of tax refunds is a popular issue in bankruptcy.  Income tax refunds are commonly considered to be part of the bankruptcy estate.  Therefore, if a debtor files Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the trustee may attempt to seize all or a portion of the debtor’s tax refund.  In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the trustee may seek to have the debtor turn over all or a portion of the debtor’s tax refund, to be applied towards the funding of the Chapter 13 plan. However, a tax Read More +

Executive Deli & Café In Clearwater, Florida

LOCATED ON US 19 NORTH The Executive Deli & Café is located at 25400 US 19 North, Suite 205, in Clearwater, Florida.  The owners and operators of the Café are Ed Quezada, and his wife, Kellen Quezada.  Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, the Quezadas decided to move to the Clearwater area in 2015, in search of a better quality of life.  Ed Quezada was formerly the District Manager of five Dunkin Donut franchises in the Boston area. In September, 2015, the Quezadas began operations at the Read More +