New Student Loan Modification Program In Central Florida Bankruptcy

Student loan debt is a huge concern for many Floridians engaged in the bankruptcy process. Traditionally it has been extremely difficult for a debtor to discharge student loan debt in a bankruptcy case, barring an extensive showing of “undue hardship”. However, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida has recently created the Student Loan Modification Program which allows debtors and creditors to work together to develop modified repayment plans of student loan debt in the bankruptcy setting. The Student Loan Modification Read More +

Tampa Bankruptcy Court

Going through a bankruptcy can be a stressful and time-consuming situation. We at The Weller Legal Group are here to help make the bankruptcy process easier and more efficient for you and your family. In this article we are going to talk about some facts about the Tampa Bankruptcy Court that will hopefully answer some of the most common questions in regards to the Tampa Bankruptcy Court that you may have. Location The Tampa Bankruptcy Court is currently located at 801 N Florida Ave, Suite Read More +

The Duties Of The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee

We at The Weller Legal Group know how difficult it is to file bankruptcy. We are here to help you with making the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process easier for you and your family. In this article we are going to discuss a common question that we get asked and that is what are the duties of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. WHAT IS CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY? Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the type of bankruptcy where a trustee is appointed to liquidate nonexempt assets to pay Read More +

Pinellas County In West Central Florida

Florida and Pinellas County The first permanent white settlement on the Pinellas Peninsula was established in 1832 by Odet Philippe in the present-day Safety Harbor area of Pinellas County. The settlement history of the county, however, dates back much farther, to about 200 A.D., when the Weeden Island culture took hold along the central Gulf Coast of Florida. In about 1000 A.D. the Tocobaga Indians were thriving in central Pinellas County. In the 1500’s, the first Spanish exploration of the area occurred. In 1528 a 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 +

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 +

Florida Homestead Exemption

The State of Florida provides a homestead exemption which is designed to protect persons from the attachment or seizure of their places of residence by creditors. The homestead exemption provides protection against such creditor action to debtors who file bankruptcy and debtors who do not file bankruptcy. The homestead exemption for purposes of asset protection is often confused with the homestead exemption that provides a reduction in property tax obligations. This article will discuss the homestead exemption as it applies to debtors seeking to protect their Read More +

A Brief Introduction To Lakeland, Florida

LAKELAND, FLORIDA EARLY HISTORY The Paleo-Indians came to the area known as central Florida and what is today known as Lakeland, Florida around the time of the end of the last ice age, according to Wikipedia.  It is estimated that such pre Colombian cultures existed in the Lakeland area almost 12,000 years ago.  According to this source, the Indians came to this area because they were searching for hunting and game opportunities.  The Indians stayed and their communities grew. According to such sources, when the Read More +