Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, amendment to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), was brought about as a reaction to the lending practices that had lead to the burst of the real estate bubble in 2008. Many mortgages prior to the burst of the real estate bubble included clauses that were unfavorable to those who had borrowed the money. Some such clauses made it impossible to pay off mortgages where the value of the property dropped below the amount of the loan. Mortgage Reform Read More +
OFFENDING PARTY A DEBT COLLECTOR? MUST BE A DEBT COLLECTOR AND NOT ORIGINAL CREDITOR COLLECTING DEBT. DID DEBT COLLECTOR IDENTIFY HIMSELF AS A DEBT COLLECTOR? WAS DEBT A CONSUMER DEBT TRANSACTION? INCLUDES BAD CHECKS, CONDO ASSESSMENT FEES, RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PAYMENTS, MUNICIPAL WATER SERVICE, REPOSSESSIONS EXCLUDES CHILD SUPPORT, TORT CLAIMS, AND PERSONAL TAXES VALIDITY OF DEBT IRRELEVANT FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT – FEDERAL LAW [15 USC 1692]. STRICT LIABILITY STATUTE, STATUTORY DAMAGES UP TO $1,000 PER VIOLATION. ACTUAL DAMAGES ALSO. REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES. ONE YEAR Read More +
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 +
Under Florida Statute, Section 121.131, benefits under the Florida Retirement System are Exempt or protected for attachment, seizure, or garnishment by Creditors, in the State of Florida.
Pension Plans And The Detroit Bankruptcy Please refer to the earlier parts of this series to better understand the context of this article. The City of Detroit is in bankruptcy. Detroit is probably one of the most visible of the cities in the United States that have entered or filed bankruptcy proceedings. The primary issue confronting Detroit and many other large cities are the unrealistic pension and medical benefits with its police, fire and other governmental unions, negotiated with the governmental agencies or politicians that Read More +
How Do I Reduce The Chance Of Becoming A Victim Of Credit Card Fraud? By Jay Weller Although the Credit Card companies are generally behind the efforts of fraudsters in preventing Credit Card fraud, there are some things you, as a Consumer, may do to stymie the efforts of these miscreants. For example, Capital One customers can activate email or text alerts when such customers balances exceed a certain limit, when a transaction happens or the customer does not have sufficient funds in their bank Read More +