An overview of the recent changes to the Mandatory Disclosure rule and tools to get the most out of the process. The CLE will provide tips on how to quickly determine which disclosures are missing and key follow up discovery requests that should be used to assist with understanding the opposing party’s entire financial situation.
Before filing bankruptcy, debtors have usually been subjected to collection efforts by creditors. It is a reality that during the course of collections many debtors have been the victim of statutory violations of both Florida and federal law. It is also common for collection efforts to continue after the debt files for bankruptcy. Some of the issues common to debtors can be filed as class actions. By knowing how to identify these potential violations, bankruptcy attorneys can provide additional services to their clients that result in debt forgiveness and money in their client’s pocket. Most of the applicable statutes also require the offending party to pay the debtor’s legal fees. This presentation will focus on the most common factual basis for claims and what bankruptcy counsel can do to maximize client satisfaction as well as their own profits.