Bankruptcy After COVID-19, What Should You Do to Avoid Mistakes?

This is a difficult time for everyone – employer, employee, parents, and seniors.  Never decide to do something without understanding the consequences of those innocent actions. We all know it is important to plan ahead.  It cannot be more important than today.  Many of you lost your job or were furloughed, but almost everyone has […]

COVID-19 – Help for Homeowners and Renters

CORONAVIRUS ASSISTANCE INFORMATION July 11, 2019 – the following is information from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  FHFA is closely monitoring the coronavirus national emergency’s effect on the housing finance market and continues to update policies and guidance to ensure its regulated entities – Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), and the Federal Home Loan […]

COVID-19 FORBEARANCE IN ARIZONA CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCIES

The following is a guest post – by Gary R. Stickell, a great Arizona bankruptcy attorney and my friend and mentor for more than 20 years. COVID-19 and CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCIES Most, if not all, mortgage servicers are offering programs of forbearance to homeowners affected by income loss due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  These seem […]

Federal Home Loans, Foreclosures and COVID-19

As of 3/20/20: NOTE THE FOLLOWING ARE FEDERAL LOAN PROGRAMS and DON’T APPLY TO PRIVATE or CONVENTIONAL LOANS: A list of what the different federal lenders are doing in regard to foreclosures:

Protecting Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19

Announcement from NCLC:  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption in the daily lives of millions of people worldwide, and the hardest hit are the vulnerable people, families, and communities at the core of NCLC’s mission, and likely at the heart of our everyday life.

OCWEN/US Bank fined $3 million for reprehensible conduct for attempted wrongful foreclosure

Jury punishes OCWEN/U.S. Bank National for atrocious record-keeping (this is not the first time OCWEN has been exposed for intentional malice) Ms. Saccameno filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy to save her home.  She followed the chapter 13 plan and brought the mortgage current, ultimately receiving her hard-earned discharge.  Life should have been great, but OCWEN/U.S. […]

Mortgage Law Group to pay $59 million-scammed consumers

$59 million dollar judgment for deliberately scheming to evade the law and cause harm to their clients According to an article in news.bloomberglaw.com, 11/6/19, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “CFPB” won a $59 Million dollar judgment (restitution and civil penalties) against The Mortgage Law Group, LLP, Consumer First Legal Group, LLC, Thomas G. Macey, Jeffery J. […]

Seniors – A Guide to Getting Help with Debt

Debt isn’t fun at any age, but it can be especially scary for senior citizens. Seniors normally don’t have regular paychecks coming in, and the bulk of their income may comprise of Social Security checks. They’re often dealing with life changes such as retirement or medical issues. All of the sudden, they have less money […]

Senior’s with Reverse Mortgages Threatened by Ditech Plan

July 23, 2019 – According to an article in the New York Banker: Bank of America, which took heat for how it treated customers in the mortgage crisis a decade ago, has emerged as a champion of elderly borrowers in Ditech’s second trip through bankruptcy.

Reverse Mortgages – Why Seniors Lose Their Home

Urban African American neighborhoods are hardest hit as nearly 100,000 loans have failed. 6/2019 By Nick Penzenstadler and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, read extensive report – article from USA TODAY Reverse mortgages – thousands of seniors, who worked their entire life to own a home, are finding their homes foreclosed for several reasons.  The problem is […]