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Thirty-two percent of Americans filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy have student loan debt

In the past 10 years, 8.7 million bankruptcy petitions were filed in the federal courts under Chapter 7, also known as liquidation bankruptcy. Of those, 2.8 million petitions—32 percent—carried student loan debt. Why is this significant? Student loan debt is almost impossible to eliminate in bankruptcy. Given a fallacy in the law, student loan debt […]

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Bankruptcy Financial Tips: Insider Secrets to Save Money on Holiday Shopping

Black Friday and Cyber Monday—that’s amateur hour! We’ve compiled a list of five holiday shopping tips from the latest issue of Reader’s Digest that’ll help you save big on your own! Track Prices Online During the holiday season, websites constantly adjust prices of items. Savvy shoppers can watch for reduced rates and buy when the […]

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Florida Homeowners Need to Beware of Loan Modification Scams

The South Florida economy appears to be slowly improving; however, many homeowners continue to struggle to pay their mortgage because of unfavorable adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loans, negative equity, job loss and other adverse economic or personal factors. While a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may halt a foreclosure sale and provide a viable financial […]

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Student loans have become our modern-day debtor prisons

In 2017, Vera Thomas, 62, filed for bankruptcy relief. At the time, Vera was chronically ill and had been unemployed for two years. A Dallas resident, Vera had no income, subsisted on food stamps and was facing eviction. The bankruptcy court wiped out her credit card debt, medical bills and auto loan—but not her student […]

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Living Wisely: How to save enough money for summer vacation, starting now. Cutting back on a few simple luxuries each week can add up to an August getaway!

“I need a vacation.” If you’ve been saying that to yourself lately, it’s probably true. Vacations aren’t just about letting loose and having a good time—they help people de-stress, feel happier, and even boost productivity and mood. But, summer is already here and vacations cost money. ValuePenguin found that the average cost of a four-night […]

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Timing in Bankruptcy Cases

As in lots of things, timing can be everything. And the same is true in bankruptcy cases. There are multiple reasons for filing for bankruptcy sooner as opposed to later. Yet, there are good reasons for delaying a bankruptcy claim, too. The main point of this article is that, whether you file for bankruptcy now […]

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5 Myths Surrounding Bankruptcy

It’s not uncommon to experience fear upon hearing the word “Bankruptcy.” False expectations and pre-conceived notions cloud both what a bankruptcy filing actually is, and how it can be the smartest choice in times of financial turmoil. By confronting five of the most notorious bankruptcy myths, we’ll unmask a few of these unfounded fears and walk […]

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Florida Bankruptcy Exemptions

If you are filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Florida, you can use state exemptions to keep some or all of your property. Florida has one of the most generous sets of bankruptcy exemptions, including unlimited exemptions for homesteads, annuities, and cash surrender values of life insurance policies. In order to use Florida’s […]

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Bankruptcy News: Tips for Controlling Holiday Spending

For many families, the holiday season does not end with the New Year but lingers on for months.  Credit card bills arrive shortly after the festivities, and many are not paid off until the summer.  In a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, over two-thirds of American families do not know the true cost […]

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Bankruptcy Basics for Landlords and Tenants

The recent Great Recession and the wave of bankruptcy filings that followed have presented a lot of challenges for landlords and tenants.  Yet, even as the economy continues to recover, there are still many retail chains, such as American Apparel and Radio Shack, turning to bankruptcy courts for relief. As this trend continues, both landlords […]

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The New EMV Credit Card Drastically Decreases Risk of Fraud

If you’ve gotten a new credit card recently, you may have noticed it has a tiny microchip embedded in it. This is an EMV chip, and you’ll likely see one in each of your cards soon. But don’t worry, this is a positive change: EMV chips make your point-of-sale transactions more secure and allow you […]

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Verdicts and Settlements


$1.2 Million

Auto Accident Settlement

$1.6 Million

Wrongful Death Settlement

$11.1 Million

Settlement for motorcycle accident

Locations


Ft. Pierce Office
302 South Second Street
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: (772) 464-4600
Fax: (772) 465-4747
Port St. Lucie Office
1887 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Phone: (772) 344-7770
Fax: (772) 344-3838
Okeechobee Office
402 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: (863) 357-5800
Fax: (863) 763-2237
Vero Beach Office
2101 15th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 794-7774
Fax: (772) 794-7773