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August 2016 Archives

Are debtors’ prisons still in effect in America?

If you are contacted by a bill collector, you may be told that you can go to jail for not paying your debts. However, as we have discussed in previous posts, this claim is false and violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. However, is it possible for you or other Fort Lauderdale residents to be arrested over unpaid court fees and legal fines associated with a criminal charge?

How long is your right of redemption in Florida? Do you have one?

You've tried everything, but the end is looming. Due to unforseen circumstances, you've fallen behind on your mortgage. You've spoken to the bank on numerous occassions, but there just doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. They are speaking of foreclosing on your property.

Your responsibility if an ex does not pay debt

When couples in Florida divorce, debt is an issue that is frequently addressed. Marital property, such as the family’s home and vehicles, must be divided, and shared debts are treated the same. What happens if one ex-spouse does not repay the debt that he or she has been ordered by the court to pay?