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July 22, 2013
The National Mortgage Settlement has provided relief to Florida homeowners in its first 12 months, with more to come over the next two years. Unlike previous federal programs, relief is available to eligible homeowners that are current on their mortgages and those that are in default. Nancy Cason... Read More
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July 17, 2013
Our attorneys Michael L. Resnick and Teresa D. Jones have been selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers list in Florida and Attorney Nancy E. Cason has been selected as a 2013 “Rising Star.” Syprett Meshad president Michael L. Resnick and partner Teresa D. Jones have been selected to the 2013 Super... Read More
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July 13, 2013
Kenneth M. Poole, Jr. With the current media and public attention currently being paid to the issues of privacy for governments and individuals, the recent ruling that the government and police may not obtain a person’s cell phone location data without a warrant, is of significant interest. The... Read More
July 10, 2013
On July 1, 2013, HB 87, commonly known as the “Florida Fair Foreclosure Act,” took effect. What does this mean for homeowners facing foreclosure? Real Estate Attorney Nancy Cason explains key elements of the law and discusses the importance of seeking solid legal advice as early as possible in the... Read More
July 03, 2013
Nancy Cason The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Relief Act, which alleviates the adverse tax consequences of debt forgiveness in connection with certain primary residence short sales, is set to expire on December 31, 2013. Since short sales take approximately six months to complete, there’s still time to... Read More
June 28, 2013
F. Scott Westheimer Syprett Meshad is proud to announce that Managing Partner F. Scott Westheimer has been named to Florida Trend magazine’s 2013 Legal Elite list. This year’s list of 1,348 Legal Elite attorneys represents approximately two percent (2%) of the more than 67,000 Florida Bar members... Read More
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March 12, 2013
The vengeful message designed to let your ex know exactly how evil he/she is, and why you are better off alone. Everyone who goes through a break up has been tempted to do it, and every family law attorney in the country warns against it. Whether it’s a picture flaunting a new love interest, a text... Read More
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September 17, 2012
This issue of The Syprett Meshad Sidebar newsletter contains these stories: Homeowner Relief is Here – PG 2 So You’re Declaring Bankruptcy – PG 4 Syprett Medhad Handling BP Claims – PG 4 Avoid Accident-Related Mistakes – PG 5 Handling Divorce Assets and Debts – PG 5 Download (PDF, Unknown)
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September 13, 2012
When one spouse provides insurance coverage to their family under a group insurance plan, the other spouse is often concerned that they, and possibly their children, will lose their insurance coverage in the event of a divorce. However, in a divorce case, the Judge can require one spouse to... Read More
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September 11, 2012
Dividing assets in a divorce can be complicated. The first step after finding an experienced and compassionate Sarasota area divorce lawyer is to identify each asset or debt as “marital” or “nonmarital”. Nonmarital assets are generally those acquired prior to the marriage, or assets which were... Read More
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