THE PRICE OF ALTRUISM
I want to thank everyone who donated to help me avoid foreclosure on my home. Unfortunately, I’m learning how the game is played here in Florida and it’s not pretty. With your generous donations, I was able to pay off the maintenance and thought that I could negotiate with collections attorneys what I owed them. I came to find out that Florida law allows attorneys to collect their fees first and so my maintenance check went directly to them instead of my condo association.
So for the crime of being a dedicated full-time human rights activist who needed some more time to pay down what I owed, I am being financially punished to the tune of $5,283.79, (See below). Ironically, had these bill collector attorneys not ever been involved, I would be completely paid up and focused on my human rights activities. Instead I am in dire straits once again. Nevertheless, I manage to keep trying to make a difference.
It goes without saying that I need your help to stave off a Summary Judgment, foreclosure, and homelessness. Please donate whatever your heart tells you and pass this on.
This is what the bill collector attorneys sent to my pro bono attorney who graciously offered to help me out:
Attached hereto please find the updated ledger through 3/1/16. As previously discussed all payments made have been applied to the account and applied pursuant to statute “applied first to any interest accrued by the association, then to any administrative late fee, then to any costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred in collection, and then to the delinquent assessments.”
Please review and let me know if you have questions. Should I not hear back from you by close of business on Friday, February 26, 2016 we will proceed with updating the affidavits and proceeding with our Motion for Summary Judgment.
As such here is the breakdown of what is paid and what remains due and owing:
Christyne D. Santisteban, Esq.
Law Offices of Mirza, Basulto & Robbins, LLP
14160 NW 77th Court Suite 22
Miami Lakes, Florida 33016
Phone No.: 305-722-8900- ext 3386
Fax No.: 305-722-8901
Henry David Thoreau