Ramifications Of The Supreme Court’s Lawless Decision In Bank Of America V Caulkett

MESSAGE FROM A BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA PART TWO Jay Weller is a Bankruptcy Attorney in Clearwater, Florida. Jay Weller and Weller Legal Group have Law Offices in Clearwater, Port Richey, and Lakeland, Florida, and have filed over 40,000 Bankruptcies, since 1993. In order to understand this Article, please read Part One. What are the ramifications of the Supreme Court Decision in Bank of America v Caulkett? Why is its construction of the Bankruptcy Code important? Please note that the Supreme Court Decision in Read More +

How Are The Proceedings To Determine An Exemption Conducted In Florida?

Florida Statute Section 222.12 states: Whenever any money or other thing due for labor or services as aforesaid is attached by such process, the person to whom the same is due and owing may make oath before the officer who issued the process or before a notary public that the money attached is due for the personal labor and services of such person, and she or he is the head of a family residing in said state, When such an affidavit is made, notice of Read More +

Florida Law In Homesteads

In Southern Walls, Inc v. Stilwell Corp, the 5th District Court in Florida, in discussing the Florida Homestead Exemption, stated, “although a castle to one may be a shanty to another, the law does not so discriminate. Thus, regardless of whether one’s castle is a traditional home or a modest cottage, whether it is a rural farmhouse or a villa by the sea, whether it floats or sits on wheels, whether it is a condominium or a co-op, it should receive the same protection under Read More +

Homestead Exemptions

In order for a Debtor to claim the benefit of the Florida Homestead Exemption, against a Creditor, he must be a Resident of the State of Florida.   In re Bermudez, a 1992 South District Court decision held that a Debtor who has a permanent visa or green card can qualify as a Resident of Florida for purposes of the Florida Homestead Exemption. An Alien Debtor, or a Debtor illegally within the borders of the United States, and specifically Florida, cannot claim the Homestead Exemption against Read More +

When Can A Student Loan Borrower Contest A Tax Offset?

Grounds To Fight The Government When They Seek To Take Your Tax Refund To Pay Student Loan Debt There are a number of Defenses that Student Loan Borrowers can use if the Department of Education or its Guaranty Agencies attempt to take your Tax Refund through a Tax Offset, in order to Collect on a Student Loan Debt Obligation. These Defenses Include: 1. Cases in which the Student Loan Borrower qualifies for a False Certification Discharge based upon Ability To Benefit, Unauthorized Signature, or Disqualifying Read More +