Message From A Bankruptcy Attorney in Clearwater, Florida

THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN BANK OF AMERICA V CAULKETT FURTHER ILLUSTRATES ITS LAWLESSNESS PART ONE Jay Weller is a Bankruptcy Attorney with Offices in Clearwater, Port Richey, and Lakeland, Florida. In Caulkett, the Debtor filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The Debtor in Bankruptcy owned a Home with a First and Second Mortgage. The Fair Market Value of the Home was less than the Balance of the First Mortgage. The Second Mortgage, in terms of Bankruptcy, is Wholly Unsecured. Section 506(d) of the Bankruptcy Code provides, Read More +

Introduction to Weller Legal Group

Jay Weller has been a practicing Clearwater Bankruptcy Attorney since 1993. Weller Legal Group has represented over 40,000 Clients in Bankruptcy Proceedings and other Debt Related Matters, since its founding in 1993. The Bankruptcy Attorneys, Paralegals and Staff, at our Clearwater Law Office, are dedicated almost exclusively to representing our Clients in the many facets of Bankruptcy Proceedings. The Bankruptcy Attorneys at Weller Legal Group are consistently the highest rated in the Tampa Bay area. If you are need of advice or representation in Bankruptcy, Read More +

the Coming Crisis – Part Vi

Pension and Health Plans in Detroit This is part VI in our series on the Detroit bankruptcy, and pension and health plans for governmental retirees. The approach to the bankruptcy in Detroit has important significance not only to the city of Detroit and its inhabitants, but to the bond market that finances much of many American cities efforts, and to pension plans and other benefits that governmental retirees receive nationally. Detroit is the largest city in the United States to ever file for bankruptcy. The Read More +

the Rise of the “foreclosure Rescue” Companies

   With the many millions of homeowners having difficulty with the terms of their mortgages, there has been created a large number of groups that portend to assist such homeowners in modifying their mortgages. While there are legitimate and well meaning participants, there are also a number of unscrupulous foreclosure rescue companies that are essentially scams. Such bad actors often make unsubstantiated promises such as guarantees that one can retain their home or receive a lower mortgage payment. Weller Legal Group and Jay Weller have Read More +

Origins of Bankruptcy Law in the United States

The United States Constitution gives Congress the power to establish laws on the subject of Bankruptcy throughout the United States. Congress first exercised this power the Bankruptcy Act of 1800. This act, which virtually copied the existing English law, provided for involuntary bankruptcies and was only available to traders (merchants). The act was repealed three years later in 1803. Two more short-lived federal bankruptcy laws were enacted from 1841 to 1843 and from 1867 to 1878. A permanent federal bankruptcy law would not go into Read More +

the Banks’ Stealth Campaign to Increase Overdraft Fees

Bank Overdraft Fees At Record High By Jay Weller The average fee for Overdrafts, which is defined as withdrawing more more a checking account than a Customer has in their account, has been increasing to thirty dollars in 2013, an increase from twenty nine dollars in 2012 and twenty six dollars in 2009, according to an investigation by Moeb Services, Inc, of 2890 Credit Unions and Banks. The Federal Reserve in 2010 prohibited Banks from automatically penalizing Customers for Overdrafts. The Dodd-Frank Law of 2011 Read More +