Getting your bank's approval for a trial loan modification is often difficult, but once you get it and make the payments, your permanent loan mod is basically a slam dunk, right?
In some cases it doesn't happen so easily.
A recent client of our firm, who I'll call Mr. Smith to protect his privacy, is a good example of that. Mr. Smith made his trial modification payments on time and in full, and wasn't offered a final loan modification like he was promised. Let's look at his story and what lessons can be learned from it.