It's The Law: Foreclosure, forbearance, forget it
Published 12/11/2008 at 3:42 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am behind in my mortgage and I am afraid I will lose my home through foreclosure. What might happen if I don’t get enough of money to pay the mortgage?
It's The Law: Learn about the new custody provisions in Florida
Published 11/13/2008 at 1:14 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am getting divorced. A friend told me Florida has a new law about child custody. Will that affect my case? A: Earlier this year, Florida’s Legislative modified the child custody provisions of Florida Statute Chapter 61. That chapter ...
It's the law: Can attorney fees be recovered after a legal suit?
Published 11/4/2008 at 4:48 p.m. 0 comments
Q: A company I do business with has threatened to sue me. I know law suits can be expensive and am wondering if I will be able to get my attorney fees paid as part of the suit?
It's the law: Personal injury award can be divided in divorce case
Published 10/28/2008 at 5:40 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I was in a car accident and am in the process of settling my claim for a substantial amount of money. My spouse just filed for divorce and claims my personal injury award is subject to division in our ...
It's the law: Short sales and deeds to lenders can be an option
Published 10/14/2008 at 5:52 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am in over my head on a condominium and cannot make the mortgage payments any longer. Friends of mine have told me I should try a short sale. Other friends tell me I should just deed it back ...
It's the Law: Unwanted developments
Published 10/7/2008 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I have a contract to purchase a condominium under construction. I just got an updated budget from the developer, showing an increase in the annual expenses and assessments. Can I terminate the contract?
It’s the Law: Do I have to pay the mortgage of a property I just inherited?
Published 9/30/2008 at 12:15 p.m. 0 comments
My uncle left me a condominium in his will. I just found out the condominium has a mortgage on it. Will I have to pay the mortgage or will the estate pay it off before I get the condominium?
It’s the Law: Are you dealing one party or two?
Published 9/22/2008 at 9:24 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I made an offer to purchase some property. The husband and wife owners signed the contract, but made changes. The husband brought me the contract. I made additional changes and the husband and I both signed it. Now, the ...
It’s the Law: Backup contract is a weak position
Published 9/15/2008 at 12:11 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I found a condominium that I really liked, but it went under contract just before I made an offer. The owner and I agreed to enter a backup contract. Closing under the earlier contract has been extended three times. ...
It’s the Law: An effective collection tool
Published 9/8/2008 at 4:52 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I got a judgment against someone that owes me money. Then I found out the judgment is not automatically paid and we do not imprison people for failure to pay debts. I know this guy has a lot of ...
It’s the Law: When to end child support
Published 8/31/2008 at 7:17 p.m. 0 comments
I am paying child support for my three children. One of my children turns 18 soon and I plan on reducing my payment by one-third. My ex-spouse tells me I have to go to court to do that. Can’t I ...
It's the Law: Building? Understand the contractor’s agreement first
Published 8/24/2008 at 7:41 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am ready to sign a contract with a builder. He has a clause in his contract that states he is not liable for any damage or injuries to me or anyone on the property with my permission, including ...
It’s the Law: Is my divorce settlement void if we re-married?
Published 8/19/2008 at 11:27 p.m. 0 comments
Q: My wife and I were previously divorced. We had a marital settlement agreement in our divorce case. We later remarried and are now getting divorced again. Is the settlement agreement from our first divorce still binding?
It’s the Law: My tenant does not want to pay — can I evict him?
Published 8/11/2008 at 7:46 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I have a tenant that stopped paying rent. He tells me I cannot just throw him out. Is he right?
It’s the Law: Can I force someone to pay me when court said they should?
Published 8/4/2008 at 5:49 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I sued someone and got a judgment that states the defendant owes me thousands of dollars. He has not paid me. How can I force him to pay the judgment?