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Foreclosure Defense and Loan Modification Blog

Using Your Statutory Rights to Adjourn a Sheriff's Sale in New Jersey

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Homeowners in New Jersey have a right to adjourn a sheriff's sale of their home for 14 days for any or no reason by paying a small fee.

And this can be done twice.

This foreclosure avoidance tool is called a statutory right to adjourn sheriff's sale. (Adjournment means a temporary postponement of a court action.)

It's not a permanent way out of foreclosure, and it doesn't cancel the sale, but it's a great tool for homeowners to use to temporarily stop the sale of their home when no other option is available.

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure process, i have a foreclosure sale date, prolong foreclosure, foreclosure defense attorney new jersey

The 5 Stages Of Foreclosure Grief

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Foreclosure is so stressful that you'll find yourself experiencing powerful emotions when you are faced with it. Your home is the most expensive, and most important purchase you will ever make, so the possibility of losing it is tough to reckon with. How do people do it?

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Topics: foreclosure defense, prolong foreclosure, loan modification help, foreclosure defense attorney new jersey, foreclosure

7 Reasons Not to Hire a Foreclosure Attorney

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

You are an attorney or you currently work or have worked for a bank and know their guidelines. You already know how many documents will you need to submit to your bank for a loan modification. **Free Amerihope Alliance Legal Services Document Checklist**

 

You know the general foreclosure laws and procedures in your state. For example in Florida, foreclosures are judicial, which means the lender must file a lawsuit in state court. The lender starts the foreclosure by filing a complaint with the court and having it served to the borrower, along with a summons. If you lose the case your house will be sold to satisfy the debt.

 

You don't need a foreclosure attorney to prove that the foreclosing party doesn't own your loan. In other words you know that your loan was bundled and securitized. Which means that in a process called securitization, your loan and other loans (includes both the promissory notes and the mortgages) with similar qualities are pooled, and then sold in the secondary market, often to a trust. Basically, securitization takes individual mortgage loans, bundles them into a package, and turns them into marketable securities (called “mortgage-backed securities”) that can be bought and sold. With that being said you believe you have a defense based on the fact that the foreclosing party can't prove that it owns your loan.

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Topics: illinois foreclosure lawyer, loan modification attorney, foreclosure defense, new york foreclosure attorney, foreclosure defense attorney new jersey, florida foreclosure attorney

Why Hire a Foreclosure Attorney?

Posted by Jake Sterling

Friday, May 22, 2015

If you are struggling to pay your mortgage, it's encouraged that you speak with an experienced and knowledgeable foreclosure defense attorney who can properly inform you of the best solutions for your specific situation. Not to mention that on average, a defended foreclosure usually takes anywhere from one to two years or longer.

Each foreclosure case is different and has complicated nuances that can ultimately make or break the case. For example if you have been served with a foreclosure lawsuit in Florida and New York you have 20 days to file a proper legal response in court. In Illinois, you have 30 days to reply. In New Jersey, you have 35 days. In your reply you can:

  • Accept the Claim -OR-
  • Dispute the Claim – Perhaps your loan servicer didn't follow proper foreclosure procedures or the foreclosing party can’t prove it owns your loan. Maybe your loan servicer made a serious error with your account such as misapplying funds, failing to credit payments to the account, or charging unreasonable and non-allowable fees. Or you’re in the military and as an active military service-member you have some special protections against foreclosure and have certain rights under the Service-members Civil Relief Act (SCRA). -OR-
  • Claim Affirmative Defenses – Which means that without denying responsibility, you may claim that the foreclosing bank had contributing negligence or perhaps there is an expiration of the Statute of Limitations.

Failure to file a legally satisfactory Answer could result in default being entered against you and not being able to fight the foreclosure.

The Attorney’s Role
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Topics: florida foreclosure defense, illinois foreclosure lawyer, foreclosure defense, new york foreclosure attorney, foreclosure defense attorney new jersey

Top Lawyers in Florida - 2015 Award

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Right Instead of Wrong - How Important Are High Ethical Standards?

The first two definitions found on Dictionary.com are:

  1. Pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong in conduct.
  2. Being in accordance with the rules or standards for right conduct or practice, especially the standards of a profession.

Here at Amerihope Alliance Legal Services we believe that treating our clients and others in the communities we service with the highest of ethics, professionalism, and sensitivity are very important. Which is why we are very proud to be honored with the 2015 Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence Award from The Legal Network. These awards are substantiated by the stellar reviews from thankful clients.

The awards honor attorneys who, as a representative of clients, perform various ethical and professional functions. Those functions include:

Providing clients with an informed knowledge of the their legal rights, obligations and explaination of their practical implications.

Asserting the client's position under the rules of the adversary system.

Negotiating results advantageous to the client but always within the requirements of honest dealing with others.

All listed above are fundamental, necessary, and vital characteristics that an attorney needs to practice, advocate, and live by in order to win this distinguishing award.

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Topics: illinois foreclosure lawyer, new york foreclosure attorney, foreclosure defense attorney new jersey, florida foreclosure attorney, debt collections harassment, law firm awards

3 Things You Needed To Know About New Jersey Foreclosures in 2013

Posted by Jake Sterling

Monday, December 9, 2013

It's hard to believe, but 2013 is already coming to a close. This has been quite an eventful year for New Jersey homeowners- especially because the events of 2012 have started a ripple -- or better yet, a wave of effects that lasted into 2013. For example:

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, new jersey foreclosure process, foreclosure defense attorney new jersey

More New Jersey Foreclosure Filings than Ever! Wonder Why?

Posted by Jake Sterling

Friday, October 11, 2013

The foreclosure crisis is finally slowing down, except in New Jersey.

Across the country, year-to-year foreclosure numbers have plummeted. For example, a report from August 2013 show that nationwide, foreclosures in July 2013 dropped about 25% when compared to July 2012. However, in New Jersey, foreclosures went up 89% during that same period. Although it has taken 2 1/2 years for the average foreclosure to be completed. New Jersey is speeding up the foreclosure process to clear out the foreclosure backlogs.

So why are there so many new foreclosure filings in New Jersey and how quickly are they moving through the system?

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, foreclosure defense attorney new jersey

Choosing a Foreclosure Defense Attorney in New Jersey

Posted by Jake Sterling

Monday, April 15, 2013

Millions of homeowners in the United States face foreclosure every year and thousands lose their homes. The highest foreclosures rates are in Florida, New Jersey and New York at 11%, 8% and 5% respectively. You can delay or stop foreclosure by hiring a professional foreclosure defense attorney to help you. The defense attorney will negotiate with the lender on your behalf and take steps to ensure that you do not lose your home.

Before you hit the road looking for a foreclosure defense attorney in New Jersey, you must know what a foreclosure is and why you need an attorney.

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, foreclosure defense attorney new jersey

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