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    • 60 days to claim Florida Foreclosure Surplus Funds

      What happens if a foreclosure surplus claim is made before, or after the 60-day time frame? Click here to watch and find out!

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    • Trademarks: What Are They & How to Legally Protect Them

      A trademark is a unique sign that identifies certain goods or services by a specific person or provider. Certain things like the Nike Swoosh, the LV on Louis Vuitton merchandise and the famous ...

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    • Do I Need an Estate Plan?

      Having an estate plan in place is critical to ensuring what will happen to your estate—your assets, property—and how your family will be taken care of when you pass away. You no doubt are interested ...

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    • Haynes Law Group announces firm updates, job opening

      The Orlando law firm of Haynes Law Group is pleased to announce the following: -Our facilities have been expanded and includes a luxurious lounge for clients to relax in while filling out paperwork or ...

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    • Deathbed Marriages

      Florida is a popular retirement destination because of its warm climate, advantageous asset protection laws, and the affordable cost of living. However, this influx of retired residents has resulted ...

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    • CUSTODY MODIFICATIONS IN FLORIDA

      In Florida, the suggestive labels of "primary parent" and "secondary parent" have been abolished with the hope that custody battles and power struggles over who wins the title of "primary parent" ...

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    • Florida Condominium Association Foreclosures and the Resulting Surplus Funds

      Today, we will be discussing Florida Condominium Association Foreclosure Auctions and the Surplus Funds that can result from them. Much like a Florida Homeowners’ Association (HOA), a Florida ...

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    • Florida Mortgage Foreclosure Cases Starting Up Again Despite Covid-19 Spikes

      As you may know, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has just signed Executive Order 20-180 . This Executive Order amends the previously entered Executive Order 20-94 and extends Florida’s moratorium on ...

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    • What Governor DeSantis’ Moratorium Extension On Foreclosures Through August 1, 2020 Means To You As A Florida Homeowner

      As you may already know, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has just signed Executive Order 20-159 extending Florida’s moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions through August 1, 2020. Executive order ...

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    • COVID-19 and Florida Homeowner(s) Claims to Florida Mortgage Foreclosure Surplus Funds

      Recently, I have had many consultations with former homeowners looking to file a claim for their Florida Mortgage Foreclosure Surplus Funds and the main question I get is: “how COVID-19 will impact ...

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    • Florida Foreclosure Surplus Funds - Can a Former Spouse Make a Claim to Surplus Funds?

      Can a former spouse (or their heirs) make a claim to your Florida Foreclosure Surplus Funds? This seems like a strange question but claims like this have been made. Let me explain further. I have a ...

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    • Florida Tax Deed Sale Surplus - How to Maximize Your Surplus When There Are Government Liens

      Fighting for every penny of your Florida Tax Deed Surplus is what I do. One of the most difficult things to fight against are Governmental Liens. These liens must typically be paid off by the surplus ...

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    • Loan Modification Post Hurricane Irma Forbearance

      Since Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September of 2017, many homeowners were called by their lenders and asked if they would like to be put on a “forbearance”. Essentially, a forbearance can ...

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    • 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Modifying Your Mortgage

      Times are tough for many Floridians. With a practice focused on foreclosure defense, I often have people coming into my office describing how difficult their situation is, and how they have fallen ...

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    • The Three Keys of a Successful Orlando Loan Modification Lawyer: First Key

      First Key: Communication is King I give quite a few consultations regarding retention options. Most of the time, the only viable option available to homeowners is to apply for a loan modification . ...

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    • If You Are An Heir Of A Former Owner Who Was Supposed To Receive Florida Foreclosure Surplus Funds, Do You Need A Probate?

      We are often contacted by people who have lost a loved one and have just found out there might be some Florida Surplus Funds from a Foreclosure Sale. One question we are often asked is whether a ...

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    • Who Gets the Life Insurance?

      A question I get all the time is “who gets the life insurance in my Florida probate case?” The answer is not always so clear. For example, if you are not named as the primary beneficiary on a life ...

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    • What is Probate and Why Should I Avoid It?

      Formal Probate in Florida is a judicial process to transfer assets after a death to the heirs of the estate. The circuit court will appoint a personal representative and issue legal authority to ...

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    • Former Florida Homeowners Beware - Stay Away From Florida Surplus Funds Recovery Companies

      I am often contacted by former Florida homeowners who are attempting to recover pending surplus funds from the recent Florida foreclosure sale of their home. However, during my initial consultation ...

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    • Claiming Florida Surplus Funds: The Big Decision

      After a homeowner loses their home in a Florida Tax Deed Sale or a Florida Foreclosure Sale, there is usually an aura of defeat and overwhelming sadness surrounding the former homeowner. If you have ...

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    • What is the Basic Process of Receiving Tax Deed Surplus Funds in Florida?

      We have handled many Florida Tax Deed Surplus cases over the years, but many of our clients are not aware of the process before contacting us. The process to receive those surplus funds can be a ...

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  • Tax
    • How Do Surplus Companies Find Out About Your Foreclosure or Tax Deed Surplus Funds?

      We are often contacted by new clients who have found out that they have surplus funds available to them because some third-party surplus company has contacted them. The company tells the client that ...

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    • Who Can Claim A Tax Deed Surplus?

      You may be entitled to a Tax Deed Surplus, but you either don’t know it or you don’t know how to retrieve those surplus funds. The first question should be, “what is a Tax Deed Surplus?” This means ...

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    • Florida Tax Deed Sales Surplus Statutes and What You Need to Know

      Many questions arise when it comes to a Tax Deed sale of a home. If your home or the home of a deceased family member has been sold at a Tax Deed Sale, you may be entitled to surplus funds from that ...

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