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Defending Yourself From a Florida Foreclosure Part 1

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Education and representation Are we counting down to doomsday? Sometimes it feels like it. And in the current climate within the court system if it’s not doomsday, it certainly feels like the clock is winding down. 12:01 AM on October 1st, that was the final deadline for the extension provided by Executive Order (EO)… Read More »

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How Can I Find Out if My Florida Mortgage is Federally Backed or Not

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With the news that Florida is not protecting homeowners from foreclosure during the COVID-19 pandemic as of October 1st, now the only protection Floridian homeowners have is if their mortgage is federally backed. Nationwide, nearly half of the mortgages that exist are either owned or backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Those that… Read More »

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4 Ways to Avoid Foreclosure in Florida

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If you find yourself facing foreclosure on your home in Florida, you can bet the banks will be coming at you from all sides. Big banks don’t miss a beat, and if you begin falling behind on your mortgage payments, there won’t be much in the lines of forgiveness or empathy from them either… Read More »

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Mistakes with Summary Judgements in Foreclosure Cases

Common Mistakes Made With Summary Judgments in Foreclosure Cases

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A summary judgement is a motion to make a judgment on a case without going to full trial. The summary judgment can be motioned when the plaintiff believes that the defendant has no argument against their claim. In the case of foreclosure you would need to provide evidence against the bank that could oppose… Read More »

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When a Lis Pendens is Filed

What Happens After a Lis Pendens is Filed

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Lis pendens, Latin for “suit pending,” is a notice that a lawsuit was filed in regard to land or property. It is typically filed in cases of ownership dispute. The purpose of the lis pendens can be for a party to protect its claim on a property and make it difficult to sell the… Read More »

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Fighting a Foreclosure

Fighting to Keep your Property During a Foreclosure

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Here’s what we can tell you if you find yourself staring down a foreclosure – do nothing and you’re almost sure to lose your home to foreclosure. But put up a strong fight? You might be surprised by just how good of an outcome you can achieve. At Jacobs Legal, we’ve been fighting –… Read More »

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Truth About Forbearance

The Truth About Forbearance

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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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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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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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Disputing the Validity of a Mortgage Debt in Florida

Exercising Your Right to Dispute the Validity of a Mortgage Debt

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If you’re facing the threat of foreclosure from your mortgage lender, it is important to know and understand your rights – you have more than you may think. An important right that many homeowners fail to exercise is disputing the validity of the debt. What to Know About Fair Debt Collection Practices The Fair… Read More »

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