Whittier Foreclosure Attorney At the Goldbach Law Group
WE TENACIOUSLY FIGHT AGAINST FORECLOSURE ACTIONS
If you have fallen behind on your monthly mortgage payments and are unable to catch up, your lending company may seek a foreclosure action on your home in order to satisfy your outstanding debt. In the event that you are unable to reach an effective agreement with your lender in this regard, a bankruptcy action may be the best way of delaying or even preventing the foreclosure of your home. With this in mind, the Los Angeles County bankruptcy attorneys at the Goldbach Law Group have developed the following tips to help you save your home, whether on a temporary or permanent basis:
- Consider your bankruptcy options. Regardless of whether you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the court will issue an automatic stay on your debt, which demands that all creditors, including your mortgage lender, cease their collection activities. Even if your house is scheduled for sale by your lender, such action cannot be pursued while the stay is in place. However, it is important to consider that not every form of bankruptcy allows you to indefinitely remain in your home. For instance, under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a person may not be able to save their home since it fully discharges all mortgage debts and home equity loans. While primary residences may be exempt, this is not always the case. However, this form of bankruptcy may be the best way for the individual to address their mounting debt situation. Hence, it is important for a debtor to weigh all of his or her bankruptcy options.
- Hire a bankruptcy attorney. Only a bankruptcy attorney is in the best position to advise you of your legal options and help you determine whether a bankruptcy action is right for you. For instance, an experienced bankruptcy attorney will be able to review your financial circumstances and offer you the most effective solutions to either delay or even stop all foreclosure actions. Many attorneys are also able to offer alternatives to bankruptcy, which may also help you keep your home.
- File for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the most viable way to stop a foreclosure proceeding. Not only does it temporarily stay all foreclosure actions, it gives homeowners the option of permanently remaining in their homes. Otherwise stated, the major advantage of Chapter 13 bankruptcy is that mortgage debts are included in a repayment plan that lasts for a certain period of time (usually 3 or 5 years). The homeowner is able to avoid foreclosure in the future by remaining current on their housing payments and submitting all payments on time.
- Consider your alternatives. Sometimes bankruptcy is not the most effective way to address your debt, especially if foreclosure is your only financial issue. To illustrate, there are several types of foreclosure prevention programs available to address an impending foreclosure, such as loan modification. This allows your lender to re-work the terms of your mortgage agreement by moving missed mortgage payments to the end of the payment term, in order to make the account current and avoid foreclosure. This can also lead to a reduced interest rate and sometimes even a principal reduction.
Help For Homeowners in Foreclosure – Contact us today!
At the Goldbach Law Group, we will fight tenaciously to save your home from foreclosure. If you want to save your home or buy yourself time to plan your next move, we can help. In order to successfully stop the sale of your home, we recommend consulting with us well in advance of the bank’s scheduled sale of your home and no later than one week prior to the sale date.
We offer same-day appointments, as well as evenings and weekends for urgent cases. Emergency consultations and filing appointments may be scheduled up to and including the day before the sale. For more information about your foreclosure and other financial options, contact us today at (562) 696-0582 for a free confidential consultation. For over 24 years, we have been successfully representing clients located throughout Los Angeles County, including the Whittier, Norwalk, Downey and El Monte areas.