Illegal Foreclosures on Homes Owned By Military Personnel

Banks, mortgage companies and other financial institutions have been illegally foreclosing on homes owned by men and women actively serving in the military  of our country. Men and women in the Armed Services of the United States are supposed to be protected by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. This is a law designed to protect members of the Armed Services who have financial difficulties. This federal statute prevents foreclosure on properties owned by men and women on active duty in the military of the United States. Foreclosures in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act are punished by the justice department’s civil division.

Fifty Illegal Foreclosures of Property Owned By Members of the Military

In a recent report the General Accountability Office of the United States government has disclosed that they have found more than fifty wrongful foreclosures of homes owned by members of the military. These foreclosures have been undertaken by 14 of the largest banks in the United States. Al Franken, the democratic senator from Minnesota, stated “the idea of wrongfully forcing service members families from their homes while their loved ones are risking their lives to protect our country, is not only unconscionable, it’s illegal.”

In February of 2011, JP Morgan Chase disclosed it had improperly foreclosed on 18 homes owned by military members. The bank has recently either rescinded the foreclosure sales or reached a financial settlement with a dozen of these military borrowers. JP Morgan Chase’s chairman, Jamie Dimon, referred to these foreclosures as “a painful apparition.” Recently JP Morgan Chase has found another 30 situations where they may have illegally foreclosed on service members homes.

Protect Your Country and Lose Your Home

Men and women who are risking their lives in the armed services of the United States should be protected from having their loved ones thrown out of their homes and the home sold in foreclosure!

Lawyers Helping Victims of Foreclosure

We help families whose homes are being foreclosed. We assist our clients with mortgage modifications and dealing with mortgage modification programs that fail to meet their needs. We litigate violations of federal laws regarding foreclosure,  predatory lending issues, defective foreclosure lawsuits, real estate related issues and defective mortgages. We attend foreclosure court conferences for our clients.

We file foreclosure related bankruptcies, such as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies for our clients. At our initial consultation we discuss the types of bankruptcy that are available and why the situation may require the filing of a bankruptcy petition. At the end of the bankruptcy case we explain to our clients how to re-establish their credit. It should be noted that bankruptcies stop foreclosures and also stop debt collection activity. Feel free to call us for a consultation. Thank you for visiting our foreclosure defense blog.

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