Why Hire a Probate Attorney?

When your family has just suffered the loss of a loved one it is faced with hard decisions when it is most difficult to make them. Your choice of Boyer Law Firm, PLLC to assist you in settling the estate’s affairs should add clarity, efficiency and peace of mind to the guiding the settlement of your loved one’s estate through settlement and probate proceedings. Boyer Law Firm, PLLC works with the family to demystify Florida’s sometimes difficult probate procedures, laws and rules. Only through aggressive representation and compassionate care will your family ease the tension in this difficult situation.

“You’ll want to hire the attorney who regularly handles probate matters, but who also knows enough about other fields to question whether the action being taken might be affected by laws in any other areas of law. For example, if the decedent had extensive real estate holdings, the lawyer should also know something about real property law.”

 

Unfortunately, the law waits for no one, a decedent’s estate must be settled in a timely manner. The responsibility of who will settle the estate is determined by the Last Will and Testament of the decedent. The person named in the will to complete the task is called the executor of the estate. Through the probate proceeding (which is the process of proving the validity of the will) the court appoints the executor to be the personal representative of the estate. Hiring a qualified probate attorney should be one of the estate’s first and top priorities. Therefore if you have a probate issue please do not hesitate to contact us today at Boyer Law Firm and we will be happy to assist you in these matters.

USCIS Japanese Tsunami Immigration Benefits

On March 11, 2011 a tsunami caused by a huge magnitude 8.9 earthquake devastated the Northeast cost of Honshu, Japan. In April 8, 2011 a second earthquake, 7.1 magnitudes, rocked northeast Japan. Responding to these recent disasters, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Japanese nationals of certain U.S. immigration benefits available upon request.

Indeed, USCIS understands that a natural disaster can affect an individual’s ability to establish or maintain lawful immigration status. Thus, few temporary relief measures are available to eligible nationals of Japan. For example, the grant of an application for change or an extension of non-immigrant status for an individual currently in the United States are possible, even when the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired. Moreover, the USCIS expedites adjudication and approval where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship. They process of immigrant petitions for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents; and employment authorization where appropriate. USCIS also offers assistance to legal permanent residence stranded overseas without immigration documents such as Green Cards and to visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program.

If you need help with an immigration issue, you should contact Boyer Law Firm. We deal with immigration cases on a daily basis for clients from different countries such as France, Italy, Canada… and we have been able to obtain good results. We will be happy to find a way to resolve your immigration problem.

 

The Importance of a Hardship Letter

A major procedure that borrowers often overlook in loan modification issues is the hardship letter. To apply for any mortgage assistance that involves cutting your monthly payments to match your current financial standing, banks and lenders require you to write a hardship letter, which contains the reasons for the default as well as your next set of actions to turn your situation around.

“In the effort to convince lenders into approving their application for mortgage assistance, homeowners often make the mistake of writing a sob story that’s 5-10 pages long. A clerk earning a minimum wage in the loss mitigation department of your bank will throw your hardship letter away because he still has a pending stack of applications for loan modification from thousands and thousands of homeowners to attend to.

Some homeowners also copy templates from blogs and websites online, only to find out that the hardship letter they almost xeroxed in terms of the density of words copied, does not apply to their situation at all.”

At Boyer Law Firm we can aid you in articulating your current circumstances and how they contribute to the default in your mortgage. This part of the letter should be detailed without being boring and overwhelming. Boyer Law Firm in equipped and ready to customize your hardship letter that aids you in your current circumstances.  Please contact us if you have any more questions.

To read more on this article see – http://blog.secretsaboutloanmods.com/home-refinance/a-loan-modification-attorney-can-help-write-a-hardship-letter-for-you/

Are you being harassed by Debt Collectors?

Have you been harassed by a debt collector? Debt collectors are required to abide by strict rules under both Florida Law and Federal Law. Those rules are designed to protect both the consumer and the integrity of the American credit system. If an unscrupulous debt collector is harassing you, Boyer Law Firm, PLLC can help you fight back.
What type of conduct is prohibited?
Debt collectors cannot:
• telephone you an unreasonable number of times
• telephone you at any unusual time or unusual place
• disclose information about your debts to third parties
• use profane or other abusive language
• contact you after written notification that you do not want to be contacted any further
• claim to be affiliated with any governmental organization
• misrepresent the character, amount or legal status of a debt
• threaten to take any action that cannot be taken legally
• accuse you having committed a crime
• threaten or communicate false credit information
• attempt to collect until honoring your request to validate
• use deceptive methods to collect debts
• call you before 8:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m.
• Call you, but not announce who they are
• Talk to your employer about your debt
• continue collection efforts until honoring a request by you to validate the debt

So if an unscrupulous debt collector is harassing you, Boyer Law Firm, PLLC can help you fight back.  Please contact us today if you have any further questions.

 

Northeast Florida Foreign Trade Zone Expanded

Northeast Florida Foreign Trade Zone Expanded: “JaxPort on Wednesday announced the U.S. Department of Commerce and its Foreign Trade Zone Board approved the port authority’s application for a zone that covers Duval, Nassau, Clay, Baker and Columbia counties.
Deborah Lofberg, who oversees the foreign trade zone for JaxPort stated that “the designation is based on showing an industrial site is served by a solid transportation network that can attract a cluster of businesses that import goods.”

Business located in foreign trade zones can either eliminate or defer the custom duties levied when goods are imported into the U.S. The foreign trade zones are aimed at convincing manufacturers and distributors to put their operations in the U.S. rather than overseas.

Here at Boyer Law Firm we have handled many business cases dealing with imports and exports. This trade zone expansion may benefit or even appeal to many businesses. At Boyer Law Firm we will be happy to help you with any issues you have with your business.  Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/business/2011-05-11/story/first-coast-businesses-expect-boost-being-foreign-trade-zone?sms_ss=email&at_xt=4dcb684bae77925d%2C0#ixzz1M9V1zykg