Debtors Can Strip Second Mortgages In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A new court decision by the Federal Appeals Court for 11th Circuit (In re: McNeal, No. 11-11352, (11th Cir., May 11, 2012) ) allows individuals to eliminate a second mortgage and any other inferior liens on real property that are under-secured, in other words, upside down, by filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In the past,

Florida Keys Car Accident Update:

New Changes Concerning the Availability of PIP Benefits Keep in mind that the law in Florida just changed concerning PIP.  Most of these laws will go into effect beginning on January 1, 2013. For example, a finding of an Emergency Medical Condition must be made within 14 days of the accident in order to qualify

Brickell Condo Owner Facing Foreclosure?

If you are a condo owner in the Brickell area of Miami and are facing foreclosure, there may be several options available to save your home. In addition to government sponsored modification programs such as HAMP, your own lender may have an in-house modification option available. However, there may be some serious consequences with the

Divorce in Brickell: The Dangers With Keeping the Condo

If you are a condominium owner in the Brickell area of Miami and are contemplating divorce, there are many issues you must consider that were not present just a few short years ago. A few years ago, with property values in Brickell soaring, anyone involved in a divorce was attempting to secure possession of the

Did You Suffer Personal Injuries from a Car Accident in Brickell?

The Brickell area of Miami was once known only for office buildings. However, due to the increase in population, there are numerous bars, restaurants and lounges. With additional traffic, comes the higher probability for a car accident or being injured as a pedestrian. If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered personal

The Anatomy of a Traffic Ticket: From Start to Finish

You've received a ticket. What now? Well, there are special rules that govern the practice and procedure in any traffic case and specifically apply to practice and procedure in county courts and before civil traffic infraction hearing officers. Anytime an individual has been issued a traffic ticket he or she has three options.