Wrongful Foreclosures

foreclosure defense attorneys for homeownersThere have been a significant number of lawsuits brought by attorney generals in states throughout the country as well as the federal attorney general’s office involving numerous financial institutions acting inappropriately with regard to foreclosure lawsuits. Lenders such as Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, PNC Financial Services Group, Wells Fargo and GMAC mortgage company, have actually admitted to improprieties in the way these financial institutions handled the processing of foreclosure paperwork. These financial institutions and many others, including many mortgage servicing organizations, failed to verify the court documents they used to justify foreclosing on homes. In numerous situations, individuals referred to as “robo-signers” signed hundreds of documents which they did not read or were not familiar with. Far worse than that, many of these robo-signers were signing foreclosure documents for financial institutions they were not affiliated with.

Your Home

A family’s home is usually its most valued possession. No family should be forced from their home as a result of faulty bank practices. If your home has been foreclosed upon, is in the process of being foreclosed on, or is even being threatened with a foreclosure, it is important that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. There are numerous grounds to challenge foreclosures, numerous affirmative defenses, and potential lawsuits you may have available to you against the bank for financial damages. If you are the victim of a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit you owe it to yourself and your family to see to it your legal rights are protected.

Mortgage Servicing Companies

Many banks that make home loan mortgages do not service their loans. They either assign the loans to other financial institutions or they subcontract out the responsibilities to service the loans to mortgage servicing companies. Over the last 6 to 8 years, mortgage servicing companies have been overwhelmed with the large number of foreclosure cases they were required to service. Mortgage servicing is a high volume industry. The mortgage servicing companies sometimes hire employees with little formal training in handling these mortgages. In addition, many of them have inadequate supervision and have cut corners to make themselves more profitable. The unusually high number of mortgage defaults has added to this problem by overwhelming some of the mortgage servicing agencies. An example of the irregularities involved in servicing mortgages can be found with regard to Wells Fargo, one of the largest banks in the country, admitting to thousands of mistakes made in foreclosure documents. However, in spite of Wells Fargo’s admissions, they never took any action to stop those foreclosures based on mistakes and fraudulent documents from moving forward.


It was indicated earlier in this article the term robo-signer refers to individuals signing documents without authority and without reading these documents. During the course of depositions taken by foreclosure defense lawyers, some robo-signers have admitted to signing more than 10,000 foreclosure affidavits during a month. Most of these affidavits indicated the robo-signers actually personally reviewed the files and determined the paperwork they were signing was correct. During the course of depositions, these workers acknowledged there was virtually no time to even look at the files. They just simply signed the documents claiming to have reviewed files they never looked at.

Are You The Victim of Predatory Lending or
Improper Bank or Foreclosure Practices?

If you feel you are the victim of predatory lending or improper bank or foreclosure practices you should immediately retain a qualified law firm to investigate the situation. There are a variety of remedies available to you. You can even take legal action under certain limited circumstances to set the mortgage on your home aside. It may be that the mortgage loan against your home is unenforceable. If you feel you have grounds to challenge a mortgage or foreclosure practice, call our law firm for a free consultation. Our phones are monitored 24/7. We can be reached at 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645, or 718-350-2802.assistance for homeowners

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