Blog Posts in 2013

  • Today, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal released its earthshattering decision in Focht v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. The appellate court is asking the Florida Supreme Court to review the proposition of whether standing in a foreclosure, which has previously been a borrowers #1 defense, can be established AFTER the lender has filed the foreclosure action. It has been a bedrock principal of ...
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  • Tips to Avoid Foreclosing Your Home

    || 2-Aug-2013

    If you are a homeowner, the idea of losing your house can be a frightening thing to imagine; especially if you have a family in the picture as well. Even if you feel as though all hope is lost, don’t give up! At The Edwards Law Firm, PL, we are committed to helping those in the Sarasota and surrounding areas fight against foreclosure, because we understand how valuable our homes can be, in ...
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  • Is the new Florida Fair Foreclosure Act Really Fair?

    || 22-Jul-2013

    On June 7, 2013, Governor Scott signed the Florida Fair Foreclosure Act into law. The Act makes many substantive and procedural changes to how foreclosures are processed by the courts with the intention of speeding up the process. The Act became effective on July 1, 2013 and applies to all new foreclosure actions filed after this date, and with the exception of the provisions of Section 702.015, ...
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  • Sheryl A. Edwards Featured on SNN Local News

    || 23-May-2013

    On Thursday, May 2, 2013, Sheryl A. Edwards was featured on SNN Local News in a segment addressing Florida's foreclosure increase. The news anchor discussed how the American dream of owning a home has become a nightmare for a significant number of people, especially those living in the Sun Coast. SNN Local News reported that Sarasota County has some of the highest rates of people losing their ...
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  • What is a hardship? The answer may surprise you!

    || 21-Mar-2013

    One of the key ingredients to a successful short sale or loan modification is a hardship - the underwater property owner must be able to demonstrate a hardship to obtain a waiver of deficiency or loan modification with a reduced payment. Many of our clients who feel "stuck" with their underwater property do not realize that they are experiencing circumstances that would constitute a ...
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