Missing Mortgage Payments

MISSING MORTGAGE PAYMENTSHomeowners who miss making mortgage payments may be facing the risk of being placed into foreclosure. A foreclosure, is a legal proceeding designed to effectuate the bank taking the house back from the homeowner and thereafter evicting the homeowner from their homes.


The best way to deal with the foreclosure is to avoid it. Homeowners who are falling behind on their mortgage payments, should look into a forbearance agreement which involves delaying their mortgage payments. In addition, they can look into modifying their mortgage to make it less expensive in the short run to keep up with their mortgage payments.


In New York, home mortgage loans have a 15 day grace period regarding making mortgage payments. After the 15 day grace period, the homeowner may incur a late fee on the missed mortgage payment. In addition, missing mortgage payments late or making mortgage payments can have a negative impact on the homeowner’s credit rating.


A mortgage modification is a means of restructuring the mortgage payments to avoid default and make the mortgage more affordable for the homeowners. If this is done, it has a minimal impact on any potential damage to the homeowner’s credit score. There are a number of different ways to modify a mortgage. Here’s a list of some of them:

  • You can seek to reduce the interest rate on your mortgage payment. ∙ You can temporarily pause making mortgage payments and have them made-up at a later point in time.
  • You can ask the bank to reduce the amount of your mortgage.
  • In cases where the homeowner has an adjustable rate mortgage, the homeowners can request the mortgage be changed into a fixed rate mortgage.


If the homeowner falls three months or more behind on their mortgage, the financial institution has the ability to accelerate the mortgage, which means call the entire mortgage due and owning and thereafter start a foreclosure lawsuit. A foreclosure lawsuit is usually started by a process server showing up at the homeowner’s home and serving them with the foreclosure lawsuit documents. If served with the foreclosure lawsuit set of documents, the homeowner will be shocked to find out how complicated and long the paperwork is. Foreclosure lawsuit legal documents can be anywhere from 100 to 500 pages long, including exhibits attached to the summons and complaint. What do you do if you get served with the foreclosure lawsuit? It is strongly suggested you immediately hire a foreclosure defense attorney.

schlissel-headshotThe law office of Schlissel DeCorpo have been defending homeowners regarding mortgage issues for more than three decades. They can be reached at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802, 631-319-8262 and 914-998-0080 or emailed at Elliot@sdnylaw.com.

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