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Getting Student Loans Discharged

The Only Way to Get Student Loans Discharged in Bankruptcy

By Jacobs Legal |

There are 45 million student loan borrowers in the country, with nearly $1.6 trillion dollars in debt. While students are being sold on the “American Dream,” the cost of living is rising and jobs are getting more competitive without an equal raise in pay. The fact is, so many people are drowning in student… Read More »

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Fraud, Deception and Unfair Trade in Florida

When Business Goes Bad: Fraud, Deception and Unfair Trade

By Jacobs Legal |

Fraud, deception and not “playing fair,” too many businesses initiate deals under false pretenses or deceptive practices. At Jacobs Legal, we fight for you when you need to void a deal and recover damages. We believe in the law. In the case of bad business we follow the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices… Read More »

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Why So Few Florida Lawsuits Go to Trial

Settlement Before Trial: The Process of Litigation in Florida

By Jacobs Legal |

The image you may have in your head of a full court with an injured party and their lawyer fighting the powers that be is rarely the case in many civil lawsuits in Florida. The fact is, most of these suits are settled far in advance of ever proceeding to court. This is a… Read More »

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Your Rights in the middle of a Foreclosure

Understanding Your Foreclosure Rights

By Jacobs Legal |

Falling behind on your mortgage payments can lead to very serious legal consequences and the potential loss of your home, but just because you face the prospect of foreclosure, it doesn’t mean you are without your rights. In fact, there are many steps in the Florida foreclosure process. Understanding them and having good legal… Read More »

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When Foreclosure is a Possiblity

What to Do if You Think Foreclosure is a Possibility

By Jacobs Legal |

For many people, the current economic crisis is unlike any we’ve experienced in recent history. There are simply too many unknowns about how and when the economy will recover, how long people will be out of work, and what the future will hold in terms of how we interact with others going forward. Yes,… Read More »

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CARES Act Winners and Losers

CARES Act Winners, Losers, and What It Means For Small Business Owners

By Jacobs Legal |

There’s no denying that among the hardest hit from the economic fallout related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been small business owners. And while the federal government has promised help, the way that help looks across America has appeared far from equitable in its distribution. Lessons Learned? From the very beginning of this economic… Read More »

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Bankruptcy and COVID-19

Should I Declare Bankruptcy During COVID-19?

By Jacobs Legal |

We get it. COVID-19 did more than make people sick with a virus, it broke our economy and it put you and millions like you into risk of default on your mortgage and other payments. You’re experiencing financial hardship. Maybe you lost your job. Maybe you were put on furlough and you are only… Read More »

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COVID-19 Silver Lining

A Paradigm Shift

By Jacobs Legal |

The Silver Lining of COVID-19 Be forewarned: this post is going to stray a bit from our usual subject matter. You can find plenty of information about foreclosures, credit card debt, and consumer rights in our blog, but this one today is about you. It’s about us. It’s about what we can learn through… Read More »

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Truth About Forbearance

The Truth About Forbearance

By Jacobs Legal |

What the banks don’t want you to know The law is out. There will be no more evictions. There will be no new foreclosures for the foreseeable future. Forbearance is being offered to any homeowner. But what happens when the forbearance ends and life turns back to closer to how it was back in… Read More »

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summary judgement lenders

Common Summary Judgment Mistakes Made By Lenders

By Jacobs Legal |

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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