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There are 2 things to consider when we discuss “which” court you should file in. First, we need to consider which level of court you should file in. Second, we need to consider which geographic location of a court you should file in. This situation addresses where to file when both spouses live in Florida. First, divorces are handled in Circuit Courts, as opposed to small claims or county courts. A Florida Court can only…
There are 2 things to consider when we discuss “which” court you should file in. First, we need to consider which level of court you should file in. Second, we need to consider which geographic location of a court you should file in. This situation addresses where to file when both spouses live in Florida. First, divorces are handled in Circuit Courts, as opposed to small claims or county courts. A Florida Court can only…
A meeting of creditors is called a “341 Meeting” because that is the section of the Bankruptcy Code that requires the meeting to be held. A Meeting is where a Debtor appears before the Trustee to answer questions about their petition, schedules, and statements, under oath.   The meeting is also an opportunity for the Trustee to review the information you provided, confirm the information is correct, and ask any additional questions they may have.…
Our easy to follow flow chart can assist individuals or married couples who are interested in filing for bankruptcy. Whether you choose to have an attorney represent you, the process is still the same. If you have questions about the process, questions about whether filing bankruptcy is right for you, consider meeting with a bankruptcy attorney to discuss your options. At Feher Law, there is no charge or fee for bankruptcy consultations. The post How
Many people often fear that filing bankruptcy will ruin their credit forever. The truth is, bankruptcy is just on part of your financial strength. I often say that restoring your credit is similar to losing weight and working out. The harder you want to work at it, the more results you will see.   In order to restore your credit, you need to begin working it out and strengthening it. If you are preparing to…
Many people often fear that filing bankruptcy will ruin their credit forever. The truth is, bankruptcy is just on part of your financial strength. I often say that restoring your credit is similar to losing weight and working out. The harder you want to work at it, the more results you will see.   In order to restore your credit, you need to begin working it out and strengthening it. If you are preparing to…
Are you ready for divorce? Do you want to work through the process as amicably as possible? Do you and your spouse have financial assets that you need help in figuring out how to divide? Could you and your spouse use a neutral third party to help you get through the divorce process? If you answered “Yes” to all of these – The Collaborative Law process may be for you. What is Collaborative Law and…
read article The most common mistake you can make in completing your Financial Affidavit is not listing all your income. Income is not just the money you make at a job. Income is any money coming into your household for a variety of reasons. These are the 6 most common things that are not listed on your Financial Affidavit. Tips – If you are a tipped employee (waitress, bartender, Uber/Lyft, etc), you must list the…
On Saturday, July 13, 2019, I spoke at the 2019 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference on the “Looking Out Into the Horizon: Strategic Planning and Board Retreats”. The purpose of the discussion was to help other attorney organization set the tone of their year with board retreats and strategic planning sessions. I spoke as the Immediate Past President of the Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“PFAWL”). Also on my panel was…
In Florida, until recently, the law has a presumption was that any child born to a married woman was her husband’s child. This means that if you have been separated for 8 years, but never got divorced, and now have a child with your new partner, the law would still consider that child as your husband’s child. It seems a little antiquated and old-school, right? Now that times are changing and family units look different,…