Home Sales, Foreclosures, Bankruptcys – Confusing?



Guest Post:

Buying a home these days may seem harder – it is in many cases.   Lending institutions are requiring higher down payments and credit scores and the restrictions on what you can buy and how soon seem to be getting more strict.  There is some excellent information on the web for home buyers including this article on Tips for VA Loans. There are mForeclosure Defense, Bankruptcy, Melbourne Lawyerany other articles available to help with foreclosures and bankruptcy as well.

Using all the resources available to you as a home owner or a future homeowner is important.   Nobody wants to buy a house and then end up in something they can’t afford and have to go through a foreclosure or bankruptcy.  If you or someone you know has a situation involving a foreclosure or even a personal bankruptcy there are legal resources available to help.    Foreclosure defense is an area practiced by Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley as well as bankruptcy proceedings.   Don’t go it alone.   Call for a completely free consultation about foreclosure processes and defenses or bankruptcy.  Experienced Brevard Attorneys are available to speak with you today.

Fingerprint Evidence Restrictions Per Judge

Here is a link to an interesting article about a ruling from south Florida relating to criminal law and the admissibility of fingerprint evidence. It is a quick read if you have a minute.

Miami-Dade judge rules fingerprint evidence
should be restricted

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch, who often wades into controversial legal ground, is questioning long-accepted scientific ideas on latent prints.

Read more here:

Comments from my Facebook post on this topic:

MJC:  Am I reading this right Ken? He thinks fingerprints should be limited b/c they could be similar?? I thought we all had exclusive prints like DNA?? Am I wrong??
Ken: The judge will allow fingerprint evidence to be presented to the jury but will not allow the fingerprint expert to say it “matches” the Defendant’s prints only that they are similar. From a strictly scientific point of view this is a correct ruling, however courts have allowed testimony that prints “match”.
DY: whats next throwing out confessions, oh wait they do that already, video tapes of the crimes, they could throw them out……
Ken: The area of false confessions is fascinating to me as innocent people sometimes confess where they have nothing to gain and the questioning seems non coercive. Then there are confessions made up by jail inmates and traded to the gullible. So yes, some “confessions” should be excluded from evidence.

You can follow my Criminal & Family Law related Facebook page or Twitter for updated information on many topics including local events, court rulings, interesting legal tidbits and more.

Great Day Oviedo – Seminole County Event 2012

From: Great Day in the Country

“… [This] is a huge family-oriented Arts & Crafts event hosted by the GFWC Oviedo Woman’s Club.

We have over 350 Arts & Crafts Booths, Business Booths, and Community Service Booths.  Entertainment is provided throughout the day on 2 stages.  We also have a special children’s play area and lots of food & drinks.

The event is located on the grounds of Lawton Elementary School, 151 Graham Avenue, Oviedo, FL 32765.  If you go to the intersection of Lake Jessup Avenue and Broadway (also known as S.R. 426 and Aloma), it’s impossible to miss it.

FREE parking is available at Oviedo High School, and you can ride the FREE shuttle bus to and from the show.

Shuttle Bus Details. The free shuttle bus will run continuously from 9 to 4, but if you’d like to walk, the high school is close enough to get to Great Day by foot. The bus picks up from the street that runs adjacent to the football field (King Street, look for a big sign). The bus drops/picks up at Great Day on the bus ramp of Lawton Elementary (on the east side of the cafeteria near ArtFest). It usually completes a drop-off/pick-up circuit once every 20 minutes.  The shuttle bus has room to stash strollers and wheelchairs for the ride, and it is air conditioned.

Paid Parking. Various close (and privately owned) locations around the show offer convenient parking at rates usually ranging from $5 to $10. The donations often benefit local civic groups or charities and the lots are typically roped off with signage indicating the rate and the cause.”

Runaway Country 2013 Brevard County Florida

Ken Rhoden Provides Info on Runaway Country Brevard County lawyerRunaway County is Back for 2013 on March 22-23-24

Last year’s event was fantastic and brought some talented artists together right here in our own Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida. Hosted in Melbourne’s own Wickham Park, 2013’s Runaway Country is destined to be a great event.

You can find more information about this great festival on Twitter:  @RunawayCountry; on their Facebook page: Runaway Country;  or on the main festival website: RunawayCountry.com.

This year the lineup is already big and promoters claim it is continuing to grow.  Take a look at what is listed now:

Lady Antebellum
Craig Morton
Lynrd Skynrd
Colt Ford
Charlie Daniels Band
Billy Currington
The Farm

You can order tickets online or on the phone and there are both general admission tickets and reserved seating tickets.  There also are corporate packages and corporate “cabanas”.  Use the same ticket link for information on those.

There is a lot of space for camping at the festival or you can check out the list of local hotels.   The Holiday Inn at I-95 & Wickham Road (Viera) is nice, has a restaurant, a bar, a pool, and is close to shopping and the festival site.

The Runaway Country music fesitval is a “Festheads approved festival”. Become a Festhead to connect with other attendees & to get festival news and even discount opportunities for tickets!  Want to become a Festhead?

*Note the logo on this page is the logo from Runaway Country.  It is not directly affiliated to this site and provided only to assist readers in finding information on the festival.

Boo at the Zoo – Brevard Zoo

Boo at the Zoo recommended by local firm of family and criminal attorneys: posted 10/11/12

Boo at the Zoo:
October 12-14; 19-21; and 26-28,
5:30 p.m.

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Brevard Zoo, 8225 N Wickham Road, Melbourne.  The Zoo’s popular annual Halloween event offers music and live entertainment, costume contest, a haunted trail, the Witch’s Den, lots of games & crafts, train rides, and trick-or-treating with over 30 treat tables all over the Zoo.  (tables are sponsored by local businesses)

For additional information:  (321) 254-9453 you can visit the Brevard Zoo website.