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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

By Jacobs Legal |

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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How a Premises Liability Injury Case Works

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Accidents happen. We all know that, but sometimes personal injuries are the result of more than just an accident. They are the result of negligence. When property owners fail to ensure the health and safety of their customers and guests, either due to carelessness or simple lack of regard, they put the safety of… Read More »

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Important Considerations for Small Business Owners During COVID-19

By Jacobs Legal |

The crisis America is facing right now is unlike any other in our recent history, and among those who are taking the biggest hit is small business owners. While Americans power through day-by-day in quarantine, that means no one is walking through the doors of retail, restaurant, and entertainment venues, or any other small… Read More »

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3 Things You Can Do Now to Protect Your Constitutional Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jacobs Legal |

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has touched every single one of our lives, and we don’t have a clear end in sight. While many of us are facing real struggles and challenges right now, it’s important to bear in mind that there are several important things you can and should be doing to protect and… Read More »

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Getting at the Truth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Our world has unraveled before our eyes. During the past several months we’ve seen this global public health crisis spread rapidly around the world, and now here it is – staring us down at our doorsteps. The reality is that along with the very serious viral threat spreading among our communities, we are also… Read More »

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Debt Validation Letter: How to Avoid Getting in Hot Water

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Don’t fear the mailman anymore. If that dreaded letter comes in the mail, we can help. Below you will find sound advice for how to handle a debt validation letter. Collectors are obligated to send you a debt validation letter that details the debt that they claim you owe. Follow these steps if you… Read More »

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Should I Get a Lawyer if a Creditor in Florida Sues Me?

By Jacobs Legal |

When creditors come knocking it might be your first impulse to turn off the lights, shut the blinds and pretend like you’re not home. But if you get served papers or a suit is filed against you, it is in your best interest to deal with the issue quickly and correctly. Don’t Ignore It!… Read More »

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