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St. Pete Bankruptcy Attorney Kristina Feher published her article on Florida’s New Summary Judgment Standard. The article can be found in the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association Cramdown. The article, featured in the Summer 2021 edition, discusses Florida’s New Summary Judgment Standard. The full article is below. St. Pete Bankruptcy Attorney Kristina Feher is a member of the The Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (TBBBA). TBBBA has over 300 members representing debtors, creditors and trustees…
It starts as a thought – where would I even start for filing for divorce? Once those thoughts become more common and the reality that divorce could happen sets in, it is important for you to understand where to start. Although everyone’s case is different, here are 5 steps you can take to start the divorce process. Step one: Get the paperwork – The Florida Supreme Court provides all of the forms to start the…
If your business’s financial situation is dreary, you may need to consider filing for bankruptcy. If your business leases space (or equipment) in order to operate, your landlord could be the biggest obstacle in your case. Businesses can file either a Chapter 7 bankruptcy to dissolve and stop operations or a Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize debt and get back on track. For this reason, Feher Law wants to let you know the six things…
bankruptcy and actual fraud My article was recently published in the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association’s Cramdown Newsletter. My article reviews the United State Supreme Court case of Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz, and whether “actual fraud” requires a false representation or whether it encompasses other traditional forms of fraud without a false representation, such as fraudulent conveyance of property to evade creditors. The Spring 2021 edition also includes articles about The Honorable Lori…
As you consider whether to move ahead and file for divorce, there are steps you can take to make yourself more organized and to have a better understanding of your financial situation as it currently stands and what it may look like in the future. Clients can also help keep their costs down by being organized and gathering their financial documents ahead of time. Our checklist helps you start working on collecting your documents that…
Are you a tenant behind on your rent? Here is what you need to know about filing for bankruptcy. Many people facing eviction often hear recommendations that filing bankruptcy can “stop” their eviction. Bankruptcy can help stop your eviction, in some, but not all cases. Here, we decipher how bankruptcy can assist with your eviction. Your situation will depend on how behind you are on your rent payments. Your situation will depend on what chapter…
The classic lawyer answer: It depends. Your mediation will last as long as it takes to get through the issues, come to a breaking point, or time runs out. What is mediation? Mediation is a process where the spouses use a neutral third party (a mediator) to come to an agreement. The mediator tries to help the two parties settle the case with terms everyone agrees with. A Mediator cannot make a decision or ruling;…
When people get divorced, we often see that they are divorcing because of “irreconcilable differences”. Why do people say that? This is usually because the divorce is happening in a no-fault state. In Californica, where many celebrity divorces take place, the no-fault term they use is “irreconcilable differences”. In Florida, they use the term that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”.  In Florida, one of only 17 no-fault states[1], there is no option to…
Many people going through a divorce or a bankruptcy seek answers on how to remove their ex from the deed and mortgage of a home, condo, or other property. First, we need to review the difference between the deed and the mortgage. A deed is a document that entitles a person to a right in the home and to the home. A person may be on a deed as a way to avoid probate. For…
Divorce cases never move as quickly as people getting divorced would like them to move. Here are the six reasons we often see as to why divorces take so long. Divorce is something many people have to budget for. If your divorce is going to have fighting and you have to be in court a lot to have a judge make decisions for you, that can be expensive. Retainers for divorce lawyers can start anywhere…