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I enjoy receiving harassing telephone calls from debt collectors at all times of the day. I enjoy when my doorbell rings and I meet another process server or sheriff’s deputy serving me with yet another collection or foreclosure lawsuit. I enjoy receiving mail, so I don’t want to stop the endless number of letters threatening…

BY: Jon L. Martin – Stuart and Port St. Lucie Bankruptcy Attorney Failla v. Citibank, N.A. (In re Failla), 838 F.3rd 1170 (11th Cir. 2016) The 11th Circuit has agreed that once a debtor makes the election to surrender their home on the statement of intention in the petition they cannot then turn around and…

BY: Jon L. Martin; Stuart and Port St. Lucie Bankruptcy Attorney   Small business owners filed 2326 cases under Chapter 13 which represented an increase of 10% from 2015. Thus, closely held businesses, and dba’s that qualified to file chapter 13, mirrored somewhat the Chapter 11 business filings (up 2% at 7,450), and represented the…