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Common Summary Judgment Mistakes Made By Lenders

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Creditors, lenders and collectors have a way of making you feel beat down, vulnerable and hopeless. They can make you feel like you’ve lost the battle before you even begin. But this is just another predatory tactic they use to put fear into you and make you feel like you have no chance of… Read More »

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Why the Creditor’s Intent Matters in Usury Cases in Florida

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Usury is that act of charging interest rates above the legal limit. In Florida the rate is set at  18% for loans up to $500,000 and 25% for loans above $500,000. Usury is no light matter. Even the Old Testament had laws against usury. But in Florida, charging interest at rate of 25-45% is… Read More »

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Responding to a Complaint Before Your Mortgage Company Forecloses

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You’ve been served a “complaint for foreclosure” or “petition for foreclosure,” along with a summons. What do you do? What do you need to know? In a previous blog, we defined some key terms in the foreclosure process. First off, it is good to know that Florida, in the case of foreclosure legal proceedings,… Read More »

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Take These Steps If You Are Being Sued For a Credit Card Debt

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Debt is not something to sweep under the rug. Debt collectors, banks, credit card companies, and other lenders will pursue you relentlessly until you are so badly beaten down that you have no choice but to succumb. At Jacobs Legal, however, we have a different approach. We face debt collectors and big banks head… Read More »

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Complaint, Summons, and Lis Pendens

The Difference Between a Complaint, Summons, and Lis Pendens in a Foreclosure Lawsuit

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In a foreclosure lawsuit, there are a series of documents the lender or bank must prepare in order to pursue a mortgage foreclosure. The mountain of paperwork signed at a property’s closing forms the basis for a potential lawsuit, most significantly of which are the promissory  note and mortgage. If you receive a Notice… Read More »

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