Permanent alimony in Florida could end

According to this story in the Florida Times-Union: A bill passed by the Florida Legislature and headed for the governor’s signature would make major changes to the state’s alimony laws and custody-sharing agreements, worrying family law advocates that women and … Continue reading

Private Student Loan Debt Could Become Dischargeable

For the fifth time, US lawmakers have introduced a bill which would treat private student loan debt the same as other private debt in bankruptcy proceedings. Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Danny Davis (IL-07) introduced the legislation. “Congress taking action … Continue reading

Jax bankruptcy filings at slowest pace since 2008

Good news for our community. The Jacksonville Daily record reports that bankruptcy filings have come down from their peak. Filings in the 16-county Jacksonville Division peaked at an average of 953 a month in 2010 and have fallen to 721, … Continue reading

Wells Fargo to Help Jacksonville Area Customers Facing Mortgage Payment Challenges

Wells Fargo & Company is hosting a free Home Preservation Workshop for Jacksonville area Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Financial, and Wells Fargo Home Equity customers facing financial hardships. Wells Fargo has invited more than 4,000 mortgage customers to … Continue reading

Florida buyers may not understand risks in coastal real estate purchases

Living along a Florida beach sounds like a dream, but it can bring nightmarish worries, including severe weather, erosion and regulations limiting how the land is used. A new study by researchers with the University of Florida’s Levin College of … Continue reading