Divorce. It isn't just difficult emotionally, it's often also a financial hardship that can lead to foreclosure. Following a split, it's difficult for the partner who keeps the marital home to pay the mortgage with just one income instead of two. That was the case for a recent client of our firm, who I'll refer to as Ms. Hassan to protect her privacy.
Ms. Hassan wanted to keep the Illinois home she and her husband had shared following their separation, but with only her salary from her job as a high school science teacher, she defaulted.
By March 2017 she was 20 months past due, and she hired Amerihope Alliance Legal Services to help her avoid foreclosure and apply for a loan modification.