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ZOMBIE HOMES Your Name Remains on the Title until the House Is Sold
For a variety of reasons, lenders may hold off on completing a foreclosure because they simply don’t want the house back, or because they have too much inventory on their hands, or because the costs of foreclosing do not justify completing the foreclosure.
It may seem counterintuitive, but banks are not obligated to foreclose and take legal title to a property if they feel the loss or potential liability is too great.   
If the property falls into severe disrepair, becomes occupied by rogue tenants or becomes cited for excessive abatement by a municipality, the bank could decide to charge off the debt and walk away.  The likelihood of these problems increases the longer a property hangs in limbo, a ZOMBIE TITLE.  
The online news outlet dailymail,  describes the phenomena very well.  I invite you to read there article, here. Then call me and find out how we can prevent you from being an owner of a ZOMBIE HOME. 

The adulterer Mind

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The Huffington Post ran a piece on it's divorce website regarding cheating. The article offers an interesting look into the mind of an adulterer. The article can be viewed by following this link here.
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The Impact of Social Media on Divorce

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The Impact of Social Media on Divorce Social Media Used In Divorce Courts It is not just in causing divorce that social media has had an impact, but also during a divorce case itself. Facebook posts and emails have been used as evidence in the family law courts. Social media has also been used as a tool to determine people's behavior. An example of this are situations where parents have lost custody of their children because of evidence gathered from social media. Facebook and other social networking sites could sabotage your divorce settlement negotiations if you're not careful? According to a recent study by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), over 80 percent of divorce attorneys acknowledge that the amount of cases utilizing social networking evidence have increased significantly since 2006. How:Seemingly innocent party photos, check-in, or instagram photos, and status updates can jeopardize a person's divorce settlement, resulting in the loss of child custo…

Spring Break Should Not Bring Confusion

Spring Break Should Not Bring Confusion:  Children are often out of school for a week during spring break, which usually includes Easter.
Spring Break is coming up and with it thousands of divorced parents are going over their time sharing and parenting plans. Since the Florida divorce courts now focus on equal time sharing and herald the value of children spending time with their parents, it is important to know how holidays and other popular breaks influence the parenting plan.
An experienced family law attorney Carmelina Marin can help parents negotiate a predetermined schedule can help you plan in advance for vacations alone or time away with your children when the schedule permits. Attorney Carmelina Marin will work with your family values and traditions to help create a plan that is workable, minimal disruption to children, and gets the approval of the courts.  When drafting a Parenting plan an important consideration is Spring break: If Easter is important to both parents, then you …