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What Effect Does Bankruptcy Have on a Foreclosure?

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When the economy went sour, and thousands of people started losing their homes to foreclosures, one way that the general public thought was a good idea to stave off a foreclosure was bankruptcy. There was a common perception that filing a bankruptcy would put off a foreclosure, or even allow someone to keep their… Read More »

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Banks are Big Winner Under the New Tax Plan

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When the foreclosure and economic crisis that started in 2008 started to come to an end, and the lives of Americans began to improve, it was time to take an autopsy of the American economy and figure out what happened and what went so wrong. A major cause was related to the greed, fraud,… Read More »

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What Does Standing to Sue Really Mean?

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During the height of the foreclosure crisis–and even now, as homes continue to be foreclosed on–the word “standing” was heard routinely. It is often said that banks don’t have standing to bring their suits, or that a foreclosure case was won on the basis of standing. But what does that word even mean? Having… Read More »

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Illegal Fees are Often Added to a Homeowner’s Indebtedness in Foreclosure Cases

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Almost every mortgage has a provision allowing a homeowner to reinstate a defaulted mortgage by paying what is due and owing as of the time of the default. This provision applies even if the loan has been accelerated (i.e., everything borrowed is immediately declared to be due), and even if the loan is in… Read More »

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Florida High Court Protects Consumers’ Right to Collect Attorney’s Fees

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The Florida Supreme Court has taken a step to help homeowners who seek out attorneys to help them fight foreclosure cases. The recent case allows firms like ours to continue helping those in need. Prevailing Party Contract Provisions It is established law that where a contract (which includes a mortgage) says that a party… Read More »

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Court Sanctions Bank Foreclosure Attorneys for Skipping Trial Three Times

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Since the days when the foreclosure crisis first started, one thing has been consistent: Banks and their attorneys don’t want to provide or produce evidence to homeowners trying to defend their case, and they will make every argument—even frivolous ones—to avoid doing so. It’s one thing to abuse court resources and everyone’s time making… Read More »

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What is a Servicer and What is its Role in Foreclosure Trials?

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If you are in foreclosure—or even if you aren’t but have gotten any type of notices or letters from your bank—you may have noticed that the communications don’t actually come from your bank or from the company that lent you the money originally. Who is this company sending you all this information about your… Read More »

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Our Firm Gets Big Win for Homeowner in Foreclosure Defense Case

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It’s no secret that the big banks perpetrated some of the biggest acts of fraud on the American people and our economy during the late 2000s, leading to the economic and foreclosure crisis. Although foreclosures are down and the economy has recovered somewhat, many foreclosure cases still linger in the courts, as banks still… Read More »

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Get the Pros and Cons About Reverse Mortgages

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You see them all the time on TV–ads for reverse mortgages. They seem like free money. The bank pays you money usually on a periodic basis out of the equity in your home. It’s like a loan, only the loan funds come from the value of your house, and are added onto what you… Read More »

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Case Strengthens Need for Foreclosing Banks to Prove Notice Requirements

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In the world of contract law, a pre-requisite or a condition precedent is a fancy legal term that means something has to be done before there is a right to enforce an agreement. So, for example, if I say that I must mail you a letter saying you’ve breached an agreement before I can… Read More »

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