How an Attorney Can Help During a Foreclosure

 

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Owner of a law office in Palm Beach, Florida, Henrietta Feldman is a real estate attorney. With clients in Florida and Massachusetts, Henrietta Feldman specializes in residential cases, including foreclosures.

Many people assume when they are facing a foreclosure that they are definitely going to lose their home. However, with the right help from a real estate attorney, it may be possible to avoid this eventuality. One of the ways an attorney can help with a foreclosure is if your loan officer or lending institution didn’t follow appropriate procedures at some point during the foreclosure process. A foreclosing party is required by law and by legal agreements to follow specific steps. An attorney can look into the circumstances and let the homeowner know if a mistake or mistakes were made.

When involving an attorney in a foreclosure case, the entire process will slow down for the homeowner. As soon as an attorney is involved, the legal department at the mortgage company will have to get in contact with the attorney. During this process, it may give the homeowner a chance to catch up on their finances.

Additionally, an attorney can try to negotiate a payment plan with the lender to allow smaller payments so the homeowner can catch up more easily. Although an attorney won’t always be able to help, they often have a better chance of getting a mortgage company to listen to them than the homeowner.