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Can I Keep My Tax Refund in a Chapter 13 Case?

By Yesner Law |

This week’s blog is a common question we get from Chapter 13, Reorganization clients.  In a Chapter 13 case, the Bankruptcy Court requires that the debtor file a copy of his tax return each year that the bankruptcy is pending with both the IRS and the bankruptcy trustee, because the bankruptcy plan payments are… Read More »

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How do I Remove Someone from the Title to my House?

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We received another listener question this week: “When I purchased my home, I had my daughter added to the Deed so that she could inherit the house when I die. However, we have not talked in years and I want to take her name off of the house and leave it to someone else. … Read More »

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How Do I Come Off the Freddie Mac Exclusionary List?

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Over the years I’ve created content around the Freddie Mac Exclusionary List – videos, Crushing Debt Podcast episodes and blogs. Put simply, the Freddie Mac Exclusionary List is a list of real estate professionals that Freddie Mac believes have taken some action, failed to take some action, originated loans, or have some systemic failure… Read More »

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Ten Questions Every Home Buyer Should Ask!

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I have written blog articles, and have podcast episodes (www.yesnerlaw.com/podcast) about the seller’s responsibility to disclose issues with the house.  Florida law requires a seller to disclose any known facts that would materially affect the value of the property, that are not readily observed by a reasonable inspection. To assist with these disclosures, Florida… Read More »

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What happens after I file bankruptcy?

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Filing a bankruptcy is just the start of eliminating your debt. Very often we see pro se debtors (who represent themselves), debtors who hired a bankruptcy petition preparer (who simply files the case on your behalf), and even our own clients, hurt their case by failing to follow up on their obligations subsequent to… Read More »

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What Due Diligence Should I Do Before Investing in Real Estate?

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Due diligence is defined as “an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain standard of care.” When investing in real estate, due diligence is very important because most transactions are “as-is” or “buyer beware,” unless the seller does something fraudulent.  So what type of… Read More »

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Can I Avoid Paying Business Debts by Shutting Down the Old Business and Opening a New Business?

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We received another question from one of the listeners of The Crushing Debt Podcast: “I have an S-Corporation that is overloaded with debt.  I don’t think I’ll ever be able to repay the debts of the company. Can I close my old company, then open a new company free of debt?” Great question, and… Read More »

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Freddie Mac Exclusionary List, Lessons Learned

By Yesner Law |

I first discovered the Freddie Mac Exclusionary List years ago while preparing for a Realtor seminar on the topic of Realtor liability. Put simply, when Freddie Mac believes that you have done something to cause harm to the company, they will put you on their Exclusionary List – preventing you from participating in a… Read More »

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Small Claims Court

By Yesner Law |

In Florida, Small Claims Court is a division of the local county court reserved for disputes where the amount allegedly owed is $5,000 or less.  Small Claims Court is less formal than County Court or Circuit Court.  The pleadings, discovery, and other matters that typically drag out a County or Circuit Court case are… Read More »

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Credit Unions, Cars, and Cross-Collateralization

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This week, we have another question from a listener of The Crushing Debt Podcast.  Rather than repeat the question (it’s a bit long) we’ll summarize it. The borrower financed his car through a credit union and also has a credit card through the same credit union.  The car loan was paid off but there… Read More »

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