Why You Need An Elder Law Attorney Now

As we or our loved ones age the possibility of long-term care is that ever present fear in the back of our minds.  The total upheaval of lives due to long term health matters takes its toll.  A wife struggles to keep her husband at home while watching him deteriorate from Alzheimer’s; a daughter becomes […]

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THE 11th CIRCUIT RULES THAT A DEBTOR WHO ELECTS TO SURRENDER REAL PROPERTY IN BANKRUPTCY CANNOT CONTEST A FORECLOSURE IN STATE COURT

In the case of In re Failla, 838 F.3d 1170 (11th Cir. 2016), the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals resolved a split among the Bankruptcy Courts as to what “surrender” means within the context of Section 521(a)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code, by ruling that a Debtor who elects to “surrender” real property cannot oppose a […]

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Law Resources

Foreclosure Sale Date or Date of Issuance of the Certificate of Sale— Which Comes First for Purposes of Starting the Clock to Claim Surplus Funds From a Foreclosure Sale?

If you are an inferior lien holder who is named as a defendant in a mortgage foreclosure suit, there is a 60-day period in which you must file a claim to receive any excess funds that may be available from the foreclosure sale.  The question is, when does that 60-day period begin to run? The […]

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GET ADVICE BEFORE DEEDING PROPERTY TO FAMILY MEMBERS

Hardly a week goes by without someone contacting our office to discuss an intra-family transfer of real estate.  Usually, a person calls and tells us what they have in mind, and if they have not already acted by themselves without our advice, we are able to keep them from making costly mistakes.  In other instances, […]

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Happy New Year from Gibbons | Neuman

From all of us here at Gibbons | Neuman, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy New Year.  We truly appreciate and value our clients and our community.  We look forward to our continued legal service to the Tampa Bay area in 2017.

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Gibbons | Neuman Donates Hand-Made Quilts to Hospice

For the last few years, the firm’s elder law attorney, Elizabeth Allen, has donated hand-made lap quilts to LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough County.  This year, other members of the firm- Office Manager Linda Thompson, and retired Office Manager, Sally Johnson- decided to join in.  They donated three hand-made quilts.  Quilting has been a hobby for […]

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Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Signed Into Law

On December 7th, the Senate passed H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act and President Obama signed it into law on December 13th.   The package included the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act which corrects an error in the law that presumes that all persons with disabilities lack the mental capacity to handle their own affairs. […]

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