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Foreclosures Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers

Foreclosures Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers

How do I get 2nd mortgage to settle the debt?

Answered 20 hours ago by attorney Mark Tischhauser, Esq.   |   1 Answer   |  Legal Topics: Foreclosures
You simply won't. You can't expect to not pay a bank, force them to foreclose on your property and then after then spend 80k in the effort expect them to just eat the expense for your benefit. You probably just cost yourself a bunch of equity not handling this properly and the 2nd mortgage lender see plenty of equity to pay both first mortgage and second debt so you dont seem to have a lot of leverage. ... Read More
You simply won't. You can't expect to not pay a bank, force them to foreclose on your property and then after then spend 80k in the effort expect... Read More
Letting it go to foreclosure seems like the right idea.  You will be sued in that case to clear title, but not for money, so you can ignore the foreclosure case when it comes.
Letting it go to foreclosure seems like the right idea.  You will be sued in that case to clear title, but not for money, so you can ignore the... Read More

Am I homeless, if I have a shelter address

Answered 2 months ago by attorney Michael D. Siegel   |   1 Answer   |  Legal Topics: Foreclosures
If you are homeless what is being foreclosed?  Being homeless is not a barrier to any legal claim.
If you are homeless what is being foreclosed?  Being homeless is not a barrier to any legal claim.
My biggest advice is to consult with a mortgage foreclosure defense attorney immediately.  Most offer a free consultation.  Even if you don’t end up hiring a lawyer, it is a good place to get your options.  If you are talking about the initial default letter from the lender, you may still be able to get something worked out before a foreclosure lawsuit is filed against you.  To be clear, if a lawsuit has been filed and what you received as a Clerk’s Default (or some notice of default in court), it means you have to act very quickly to get that taken care of or you could lose your chances to raise defenses.  However, it sounds like the initial default letter.  So, my advice would be to consult with an attorney to review the letter and your particular situation to see what options may be available to you.   If you do nothing to address things now, the next step is a lawsuit being filed against you and the lender will seek a foreclosure sale of the property and possibly seek a deficiency judgment as well (that just means seeking any money from the judgment that wasn’t recovered by the sale).  Unfortunately, it means you are in a tough spot, but it sounds like it is still early so you may have some options.... Read More
My biggest advice is to consult with a mortgage foreclosure defense attorney immediately.  Most offer a free consultation.  Even if you... Read More
It could be a legit deal.  There is certain paperwork you would need to see first.
It could be a legit deal.  There is certain paperwork you would need to see first.
Nope - needs court order if you are a tenant. Fla. Stat. 83.67(1)
Nope - needs court order if you are a tenant. Fla. Stat. 83.67(1)
While you could litigage to challenge the loan, you do not want to risk the house over it.  I think you should pay.  If you are worked up over a $650 fee, which is next to nothing, you would not pay what a full blown quiet title action would cost.
While you could litigage to challenge the loan, you do not want to risk the house over it.  I think you should pay.  If you are worked up... Read More
As the first is fully secured, the first will generally wait for the foreclosure by the second to finish and get paid at the end.
As the first is fully secured, the first will generally wait for the foreclosure by the second to finish and get paid at the end.
Lawyers that charge this way are often scammers.  This guy has taken your money and done nothing.  Your only remedy at this point to avoid losing your house is bankruptcy before the auction.  You do not need these documents to do this.  Report this lawyer to the police as a fraud, and file an ethics grievance with the bar.  Ethical lawyers charge by the hour or a flat rate for work they actually do.... Read More
Lawyers that charge this way are often scammers.  This guy has taken your money and done nothing.  Your only remedy at this point to avoid... Read More
This is too complex a situation to advise by way of email or text. My office has a focus on bankruptcy and could assist you, but we need more information and probably would want to have a meeting to go over all the details. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.... Read More
This is too complex a situation to advise by way of email or text. My office has a focus on bankruptcy and could assist you, but we need more... Read More