Dealing With Foreclosure Lawsuits

If your house is in foreclosure there are a variety of  ways to deal  with foreclosure proceedings.  To  start  with, you should hire an attorney and fight the foreclosure proceeding.  The attorney will present to the court a legal defense to the foreclosure proceeding. During the course of litigation you should take the appropriate action to apply for a mortgage modification. Applying for a mortgage modification is not a defense to a foreclosure proceeding.  The large majority of people who apply for mortgage modifications are turned down!!! If you have not hired an attorney to fight the foreclosure proceedings, the  lawsuit will be considered to be unopposed. It will move forward faster through the legal system.  The purpose of the foreclosure proceeding is to sell your home at auction. This will result in you being thrown out of your home.

Elliot S. Schlissel, Esq. was formerly the president of the Commercial Lawyers Conference of  New York.  During that period of  time he represented financial institutions. The knowledge he received in representing financial institutions now is utilized in assisting homeowners who are being sued by financial institutions for foreclosure on their homes. The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo has numerous foreclosure defense cases pending through out the New York metropolitan area.  We have a very high success rate in holding off creditors seeking to foreclose against homeowners.  Call us for a free consultation at 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.

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Avoid Foreclosure Scams

The foreclosure rate in the United States is at an all time high. There are unscrupulous individuals who are using the foreclosure crisis to take advantage of homeowners who face the loss of their homes in foreclosure proceedings. A variety of scams exist. These scams cause further problems for homeowners. The following are a list of the types of scams that should be avoided:

1. Businesses that advertise with fliers placed in your mailbox or solicit door to door. There are various agencies that represent to homeowners facing foreclosure that they can help them. However some of the solicitations from these foreclosure help agencies not only do not help you in the foreclosure but further scam you out of your hard earned money.

2. You should review documents before you sign them. Sometimes the unscrupulous agencies advise the homeowner they need them to sign documents to authorize the agencies to negotiate for new payments plans with their financial institutions. Some of these documents actually surrender the title (deed) to your house in exchange for “rescue” loans. Do not sign any paperwork unless you have read it carefully or had it reviewed by an attorney that does foreclosure defense work!

3. Be careful about rent to buy programs. There are scam artist out there that will have you send a rental check every month to them. They will claim that they are
negotiating with your mortgage company regarding a refinance. However these rent to buy program scam artists keep your rental money and do not send the funds to your financial institution. Be careful not to sign any documents that deal with the title or deed to your house. Your home should remain in your name! The scam artists will sometimes tell homeowners that by giving up the ownership to your home you can obtain a better credit rating and secure new financing down the road. This is a lie!

4. Hire duly licensed attorneys who handle foreclosure defense cases. The world if full of lawyers. Some lawyers do divorces, some lawyers do car accidents case and some lawyers have experience in handling foreclosure defense. Make sure you are dealing with a licensed attorney in your state that handles foreclosure defense work. Attorneys who have experience handling real estate transactions do not necessarily have the experience to handle litigation involving financial institutions. Choose your attorney carefully!

5. If you have been scammed contact your local bar association for assistance. Local bar associations can provide you with a list of attorney’s that can help you with foreclosure defense and assist you in dealing with problems related to mortgage foreclosure scams.

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Foreclosure Defense Lawyer Serving Long Island, Queens, NY

During these turbulent economic times, many families find that they are falling behind on their mortgages. When foreclosure is threatened, it is often thought that there is nothing that can be done to stop the process from moving forward. This is incorrect! We can stop foreclosures. We can tie foreclosures up in court for long periods of time. We sometimes are successful in convincing banks to accept loan modifications and withdraw foreclosure proceedings.

Our New York and Long Island Foreclosure Defense Lawyers have been fighting foreclosure proceedings for three decades. There are several alternatives to dealing with foreclosures. It is important that you contact an attorney at the earliest possible stage when you fall behind in your mortgage to plan what type of measures you will take to deal with a potential foreclosure.

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