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Can I Sell My House When It Has A Lien Against It?

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A great question from a listener in the Florida Panhandle: I have a judgment filed against me 12 years ago. Can I sell my house without paying the judgment? The simple answer is yes, as long as (1) the property being sold is homestead property, and (2) the owner files a Notice of Homestead… Read More »

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Can Florida’s Homestead Exemption Be Used To Defraud Creditors?

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When it comes to Asset Protection, Florida has one of the best homestead exemptions in the Country. However, that exemption often comes under fire, especially in situations where creditors feel the exemption is an unfair impediment to them collecting against a borrower. In the case Havoco of America, Ltd. V. Hill, 790 So.2d 1018… Read More »

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Forfeit Your Foreclosure Defense In Bankruptcy Court

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In early October 2014, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, GA (which governs bankruptcy cases in Florida too), decided the case of Failla v. Citibank N.A. The Court held that debtors who “surrender” their house in a bankruptcy case may not later oppose a foreclosure action against that house in state court…. Read More »

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