Taylor King named Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018

For the second consecutive year, Taylor King has been selected to the Super Lawyers Florida Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding […]

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HOME EQUITY SECOND MORTGAGES – TAX REFORM CHANGES AND BANKRUPTCY

The new tax reform law passed by Congress in 2017 continues to offer new surprises in a variety of areas. For instance, mortgage interest is still deductible – Right? The answer is a qualified “probably for the first mortgage, but not a second”. As discussed in the below linked article, the new tax law suspends […]

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TITLE PAWNS AND CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY- NO REDEEMING QUALITIES

TITLE PAWN AND BANKRUPTCY – NO REDEEMING QUALITIES When I first started practicing bankruptcy law over 20 years ago, title pawns were a fast growing, very lucrative business in Florida. Then in the year 2000, the Florida Legislature adopted a title loan statute to get the industry under some type of regulatory structure. Gone were […]

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CURRENT BANKRUPTCY NEWS – JANUARY 2018

CURRENT BANKRUPTCY NEWS – JANUARY 2018 Several articles recently highlighted the deepening sense of financial pain being felt by middle class and working class Americans. Below are some of the recent bankruptcy related news stories for January of 2018 and how these trends may affect bankruptcy filings in the future. Hurricane mortgage woes continue to […]

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BANKRUPTCY PREDICTIONS FOR 2018: CONSUMER CREDIT NEARLY BACK TO PRE-RECESSION LEVELS

BANKRUPTCY PREDICTIONS FOR 2018: CONSUMER CREDIT NEARLY BACK TO PRE-RECESSION LEVELS Each year our office looks at the coming trends for consumer bankruptcy to figure out if bankruptcy filings are on the rise of will continue to fall. Based on my past research in this area, bankruptcy filings are tied closely to the level of […]

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FORBEARANCE ON MORTGAGE ISSUES AFTER HURRICANE

FORBEARANCE ON MORTGAGE ISSUES AFTER HURRICANE In September of 2017, Florida experienced it’s second major hurricane episode within the past year. Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage to major population centers in Florida, including Jacksonville. A federal disaster declaration was issued just prior to the storm making landfall in the Florida Keys. As a result of […]

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FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC SUSPEND FORECLOSURE SALES IN FLORIDA

  FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC SUSPEND FORECLOSURE SALES IN FLORIDA In September of 2017, Florida experienced it’s second major hurricane episode within the past year. Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage to major population centers in Florida, including Jacksonville. A federal disaster declaration was issued just prior to the storm making landfall in the Florida […]

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HURRICANES AND BANKRUPTCY: HOMEOWNERS BEWARE OF HIGH DEDUCTIBLES

HURRICANES AND BANKRUPTCY FILINGS: HOMEOWNERS BEWARE OF HIGH DEDUCTIBLES In September of 2017, Florida experienced it’s second major hurricane episode within the past year. Hurricanes Matthew and Irma both caused extensive damage to major population centers in Florida. The damages ranged from falling trees to complete flooding of homes. In any situation, the homeowner may […]

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ZOMBIE DEBT RETURNS WITH A TWIST

ZOMBIE DEBT ISSUES IN CHAPTER 13 CASES Zombie debt appears to be making a comeback due to some recent Court rulings involving Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Recently, there was a Supreme Court ruling which prohibited the filing of an FDCPA action against a debt collector in Chapter 13 cases where a “stale” claim had been […]

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Taylor King named Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017

Taylor King has been selected to the 2017 Florida Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice […]

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