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Children of Divorce

Charlie T. Boyle | November 2010

    Here is an interesting blog on myriad aspects of Divorce: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-smiley/divorce-its-good-for-the-_b_782469.html.

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Attorney Charles T. Boyle | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida (image)
Attorney Charles T. Boyle | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida (image)

Parenting Post-Divorce

Charlie T. Boyle | November 2010

If you and your former spouse are still experiencing problems communicating about parenting post-divorce, I would strongly suggest you explore this site:OurFamilyWizard This software has been utilized twice by me within the last two weeks in cases where the parties were still spending thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees because they could not communicate effectively about […]

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Remediation of Homes Containing Chinese Drywall

Natalie C. Lashway | November 2010

  One of the biggest Chinese drywall suppliers, Knauf, has agreed on a preliminary settlement to remediate some homes containing the defective drywall.  Knauff has agreed to remediate these homes in accordance with Judge Fallon’s decision in the consolidated federal action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  The current […]

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Banks Must Produce Note and Mortgage in Florida Foreclosure Cases

George T. Williamson | November 2010

  On October 27, 2010, the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that banks foreclosing on homeowners must produce an original note and mortgage or other proof of ownership to prevail on summary judgment motions. See Servedio v. US Bank Nat’l Ass’n – So. 2d – (Fla. 4th DCA 2010) (available at District Court of […]

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October Economic Indicators for Southwest Florida

David A. Holmes | November 2010

  Florida Gulf Coast University has released its latest review of regional economic indicators.  Among the highlights for Charlotte County: Home Sales.  Sales of existing single-family homes in Lee and Collier Counties decreased in September 2010 from the previous month, while sales in Charlotte County edged up from 236 in August to 241 in September, […]

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Inherited IRAs not Protected

David A. Holmes | October 2010

  Many clients accumulate significant balances inside of 401k and other qualified retirement vehicles during their working years. After retirement, those plan balances are often rolled into IRA accounts.  In many cases IRA accounts are subsequently inherited by other family members after the client passes away.  Florida’s statutes have long provided an exemption for retirement […]

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Fannie Mae to stop foreclosure work done by South Florida lawyer

George T. Williamson | October 2010

South Florida foreclosures are more akin to a roller coaster than a court proceeding; or at least that seems to be the national perception. If you recall, just last week I discussed Bank of America’s decision to restart its foreclosures in Florida and a number of other states. See: South Florida Foreclosure Freeze Set to […]

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Attorney David A. Holmes | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida (image)
Attorney David A. Holmes | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida (image)

Forgiveness of Debt Income in Loan Modifications

David A. Holmes | October 2010

  Many clients are pursuing loan modifications, including short sales, that involve the lender writing off a portion of the loan balance.  While obtaining this form of relief can be very beneficial, it is important to recognize that so called “forgiveness of debt” generally constitutes income under the tax code. In almost every situation, the […]

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