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I’m Behind in my Mortgage Payments…Now What?

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You lost your job. You became ill. COVID-19 shut down your company. And now you’ve fallen behind on your mortgage payment. There are any number of legitimate reasons for not being able to pay your mortgage. So, what can you do? First, don’t panic. You have options and you can get help. Step 1… Read More »

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Why You Must Act Within 20 Days of Receiving a Lis Pendens

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You missed a mortgage payment. Now what? When you miss your first mortgage payment your lender is required to send a Notice of Default before the true foreclosure process begins. If you receive this notice, do not take it lightly. This is your opportunity to contact your lender or seek legal counsel before you find… Read More »

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COVID-19 Silver Lining

A Paradigm Shift

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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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Important Considerations for Small Business Owners During COVID-19

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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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The Statute of Limitations for a Breach of Contract in Florida

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Sign here. And here. And initial here, here and here. Before you know it, the contract is pulled away from you before you got a chance to read it. Or even if you read the contract in its entirety oftentimes the language is intentionally vague or misleading. You are entitled to guaranteed delivery of… Read More »

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Common Reasons Property Insurance Claims are Denied in Florida

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In the battle between insurance companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars and everyday homeowners, the odds of homeowners successfully defeating an insurance company at their own game are pretty low. The good news for property owners, however, is that at Jacobs Legal, we don’t stop until our clients get the fair outcome they… Read More »

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Miami Judge Threatens Major Mortgage Company Lawyers With Criminal Charges for Hiding Documents

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Jerry Ianelli, Miami New Times December 14, 2017 Update 12/14: Miami-Dade County Judge Beatrice Butchko moved forward today with criminal contempt-of-court charges against Ditech’s lawyers. The attorneys say they plan to file an appeal. Ditech, one of America’s largest home-loan companies, achieved fame in the 1990s with TV commercials that showed its competitors complaining… Read More »

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Meet Amida Umesh Frey of Jacobs Legal in Downtown Miami

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Local Stories, VoyageMIA March 7, 2019 Today we’d like to introduce you to Amida Umesh Frey. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I was born and raised in Coconut Grove in the heart of Miami. My father grew… Read More »

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Miami Judge Issues Order to Show Cause Against US Bank for Flouting Discovery Order

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Zach Schlein, Daily Business Review April 16, 2019 Judge Beatrice Butchko’s order floats the possibility of sanctions if the bank fails to produce discovery documents the judge ordered it to release in August 2018. A major bank looking to foreclose on a Miami-Dade resident’s mortgage has been handed an order to show cause by… Read More »

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Sanction Awards to Miami Attorney Bruce Jacobs Could Help City Establish Affordable Housing Fund

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Zach Schlein, Daily Business Review June 19, 2019 Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Ken Russell sponsored the resolution to use sanction awards won by the outspoken foreclosure defense lawyer. City of Miami officials have partnered with one of Miami’s most outspoken foreclosure defense litigators to establish a novel method of adding affordable housing… Read More »

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