Elder Law Attorney Volunteers at ABC Action News Phone Bank

The firm’s Elder Law Attorney, Elizabeth Allen, volunteered at ABC Action News’s Taking Action For Your Parents campaign. The hour long TV segment aired live on July 31st and included segments on financial planning and consumer protection for the senior population. Volunteers were experienced in the subjects of elder law, financial planning, reverse mortgages, and […]

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What are the debtor’s responsibilities as to non-exempt property in Bankruptcy Court?

Remedies available in bankruptcy are intended to give debtors a fresh start. Surprisingly, many people who file bankruptcy do not understand their responsibilities when it comes to their non-exempt property. Upon the filing of bankruptcy, all assets belonging to the debtor, not otherwise claimed as exempt, become the property of the debtor’s bankruptcy estate. The […]

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Creditors Rights Attorney Lectures at WMU Cooley Law School

Gibbons | Neuman Creditors Rights Attorney Victor Veschio lectured at the WMU Cooley Law School on Florida Bankruptcy Law and Practice from the creditors’rights perspective in representing national banks, credit unions and mortgage servicers. Topics included Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy automatic stay relief to recover collateral, adequate protection to creditors, reaffirming an otherwise dischargeable […]

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Mediation Services

Pre-Suit Mediation

For many years, court-ordered mediation has been used extensively in Florida to help litigants resolve their dispute without going through a trial. Judges love mediation because it clears cases. For that reason, courts often require parties to go through mediation before setting a case for trial. Those parties who successfully reach a mediated settlement save […]

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Elder Law Attorney Discusses Long Term Care with Paralegals

On June 9, 2015, the Firm’s Elder Law attorney, Elizabeth P. Allen, spoke at the monthly luncheon meeting for the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association held at the Tampa Club in downtown Tampa.  The subject matter of her presentation was representing the elderly client and the basics of long-term care planning. The presentation also included a […]

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A Borrower Cannot Sell Business Assets That Are Intended as Collateral For a Loan, and Then Try to Discharge the Debt in Bankruptcy

Lenders often feel left without a remedy when a borrower transfers away the collateral for the loan and then runs into Bankruptcy Court – but no longer!  The Bankruptcy Court for the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida, relying on prior decisions of Bankruptcy Courts throughout the country, recently ruled that by transferring […]

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Thinking about purchasing a tax deed?

Many purchasers are surprised to learn that title to real property acquired by tax deed is not immediately “marketable”.  Most title insurers will not insure title to a tax deed property without the filing of a Quiet Title Action.  Assuming a proper quiet title action is completed (through all appeals), the title will be deemed […]

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So, you want to leave assets to a minor child or grandchild? Make sure that you create a Trust so that you don’t trigger the need for a Guardianship.

If the value of the assets that are left to a minor under the age of 18 exceeds $15,000.00, a Court-administered Guardianship will be required for the minor child.  This may happen inadvertently by designating a child as a contingent beneficiary on a life insurance policy or passing away without a Will.   Not only […]

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