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Crushing Debt Podcast

The Crushing Debt Podcast is hosted by Shawn M. Yesner, Esq., owner of Yesner Law, P.L., that helps our clients eliminate the financial bullies in their lives by providing options. We help clients with real estate litigation, partition, quiet title, chapter 7 liquidation, chapter 13 reorganization, short sales, loan modifications, and creditor harassment.
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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

Episode 59 of the Crushing Debt Podcast is a great interview with Jason Crawford. Jason's company is called Fierce, Inc., and they help clients with visual marketing.

Fierce, Inc. takes your message, your vision and mission, and describes those things visually, to create more engagement with your customers, clients, referral sources, and the general public.

We talk about social media, Facebook Live, content creation, and other engagement topics.

To contact Jason, visit his website at www.wearefierce.net or JCrawford@wedarefierce.net, or his phone number is 813-789-5773.

To contact us, please email Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.YesnerLaw.com.

Apr 20, 2017

In Episode 58 of The Crushing Debt podcast, we discuss a case called In Re: Failla. This case impacts both bankruptcy and foreclosure cases in Florida, and was a win for lenders, against homeowners and borrowers.

Mr. and Mrs. Failla bought a house in Boca Raton, Florida.  Eventually circumstances caused them to fall behind on their mortgage and the bank filed a foreclosure.  The Faillas then decided to eliminate their debts in bankruptcy, including stating their intent to "surrender" their house to the mortgage company.

However, when the bank proceeded to foreclose, based on the Failla's intent to surrender the house, the Faillas fought the foreclosure case.  The bank objected to the Failla's actions.  The case found its way to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, GA (which governs bankruptcy and Federal Court cases in Florida, Georgia and Alabama).  The decision is from October 2016 and now, unfortunately, means that when someone in bankruptcy indicates an intent to "surrender" the house, they're no longer allowed to later defend the foreclosure case.

Do you agree with the Court's decision?

Please let us know at Shawn@Yesnerlaw.com or www.yesnerlaw.com.

Apr 13, 2017

Regular listeners to the Crushing Debt Podcast know that we are HUGE fans of AFLAC.

In this week's episode, we interview Brian Morris, We talk about a very personal story about why Brian became an AFLAC Agent.

AFLAC helps people with short term disability for accidents, cancer, and other situations.  AFLAC pays money to bridge the gap between the promise of health insurance, and the protection of health insurance.

Not only is Brian responsible for helping business owners and individuals obtain AFLAC, he is also responsible for growing his AFLAC team here in the Tampa area.

If you are interested in AFLAC, either to purchase a policy or become part of Brian's team, please contact him at 727-492-9960 or David_Morris@us.AFLAC.com (Brian's first name is actually David).

To contact us, please reach out at Shawn@Yesnerlaw.com or www.yesnerlaw.com.

Apr 6, 2017

In Florida, there is a committee made up of 10 Realtors and 10 attorneys that get together every few years to review the standard form contract in use by most residential real estate agents in Florida.  The contract is called the FAR/BAR (Florida Association of Realtors / Florida Bar).  The intent of the contract is to provide a fill-in-the-blank form for Realtors to use to avoid an allegation of the unlicensed practice of law.

In this week's episode, we discuss some of the major changes that just went into effect on April 4, 2017, including:

  • What are the duties of Buyer and Seller with respect to expired or unpermitted work;
  • The location of the closing;
  • Changes to the financing contingency, including a definition of the phrase "diligent effort;" and
  • Approval to obtain notice if the Buyer does, or does not, obtain financing.

This is not an exhaustive list of all the changes.  If you have questions about interpretation of the revised FAR/BAR, or any real estate contract, commercial or residential, please reach out to us at Shawn@YesnerLaw.com or www.yesnerlaw.com.

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