How to Avoid the Next Flood of Foreclosures

Millions of Americans will soon see monthly bills shoot up on their home equity lines of credit (HELOC) taken out during the housing boom from 2005-2008, because they will convert from interest-only (no principal) to principal and interest payments at the loan’s ten year mark.

Using a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan To Keep Your Home and Investment Properties For Much Less Than You Owe

Most consumers are familiar with a simple Chapter 7 bankruptcy in which all of the debtor’s assets are liquidated and all unsecured debt, such as credit cards and medical bills are wiped out.

MOST COMMON MISTAKES BY HOMEOWNERS ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN A LOAN MODIFICATION

As a result of various nationwide class actions and lawsuits filed against mortgage companies by private individuals and government agencies, lenders have become more receptive and willing to assist homeowners in modifying their loans

Reasons Why You Should Not Try a Do It Yourself Foreclosure Defense

We have counseled hundreds of clients through the years, and the most significant mistake homeowners make when faced with a foreclosure case is that they wait until the very last minute to contact an experienced attorney

STILL THINK YOU CAN DEFEND FORECLOSURE AND OBTAIN A MODIFICATION ON YOUR OWN?

If you still think you can defend the foreclosure of your home or obtain a mortgage modification on your own, here are some sobering facts to consider.

Winning Defenses to Foreclosure Take Center Stage

In the quickly changing landscape of foreclosure cases in Florida, at least two new defenses are being accepted by courts in favor of homeowners

Homeowners Must Beware of Foreclosure Rescue and Short Sale Scams

South Florida homeowners and consumers in foreclosure or at risk of foreclosure are inundated with commercials, mailers, phone calls and even personal visits from companies claiming they can save their home

Three Reasons Why You Should Hire a Law Firm to Negotiate a Successful Short Sale

Recently our law firm has been retained by numerous clients who are being sued by their former lender after completing a short sale of their homes

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ARE TRICKY IN FORECLOSURE CASES

Perhaps the hottest topic in foreclosure cases at the moment is the proper application of a statute of limitations defense. The laws that set deadlines by when lawsuits must be filed are called statutes of limitations

NEW LOAN MODIFICATION PROGRAM THAT IS 85% SUCCESSFUL

It has been about one year since the Loss Mitigation Mediation Program (“LMM”) was launched in all South Florida Bankruptcy Courts

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