If you want to stop foreclosure in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia, you must act quickly to protect your rights. If you have missed mortgage payments and a foreclosure auction or court hearing, contact the foreclosure lawyers at Lee Legal today. Your lender will not stop the foreclosure process until the sale of your home is complete. We will fight for your rights.

The experienced foreclosure prevention attorneys at Lee Legal can help you determine your options. You may want simply to “buy some time” in which to figure out which option is right for you. We can help you:

  • Delay or stop a foreclosure sale or auction
  • Obtain a modification, short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure
  • File Chapter 13 bankruptcy to stop foreclosure
  • Negotiate more favorable mortgage terms
  • Review mortgage documents to determine chain of title
  • “Strip” unsecured equity loans

We will work closely with you to identify and prepare a strategy specific to your individual circumstances and goals. Lee Legal will help you examine all of your options. Foreclosure can have a serious impact on both your credit score and tax liability, so you should seek legal advice on how best to proceed.

Hire a foreclosure attorney familiar with every aspect of the foreclosure process. If you are facing foreclosure, you have options, but you must be proactive! Don’t wait until it is too late.

Beware of Temporary Mortgage Modifications

December 1, 2010 Brian V. Lee

On December 1, 2010, Chris Dodd’s final Senate hearing featured testimony from senior Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives. These execs blame mortgage servicers for triggering the mortgage meltdown. As a bankruptcy lawyer practicing in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, I have [ . . . ]

Washington, D.C. Officials Combat Foreclosures

November 11, 2010 Brian V. Lee

On October 27, 2010, Washington D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles issued a homeowner-friendly Statement of Enforcement. The statement prohibits the commencement of any foreclosure against a D.C. homeowner unless the current mortgage note holder demonstrates the note’s recordation with the District’s [ . . . ]

Anatomy of a Foreclosure: How Foreclosure Works

November 4, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Foreclosure activity in the U.S. totaled 676,535 properties in 2017, down to a 12-year low. Foreclosure activity includes default notices, auction sale notices, and bank repossessions.  Many of those seeking foreclosure assistance ask how foreclosure works. If you are seeking [ . . . ]

Gambling Debts Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

October 26, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Gambling is a form of entertainment for some, but a serious addiction for others. Most people gamble for fun and know when to stop. But compulsive gamblers suffer from an addiction disorder and need professional help. In the past, bankruptcy [ . . . ]

What is a Reaffirmation Agreement?

September 12, 2010 Brian V. Lee

In bankruptcy, a reaffirmation agreement refers to a contract between the debtor and a secured creditor. The reaffirmation (or “reaff”) is an agreement that waives the discharge of a debt that would otherwise be discharged. They allow the debtor to [ . . . ]

Bankruptcy and Marriage

September 9, 2010 Brian V. Lee

When a spouse is involved, filing bankruptcy can be significantly more complicated than filing a simple individual bankruptcy. The intersection of bankruptcy and marriage can create complicated circumstances for both spouses. In many cases, a married couple may find themselves [ . . . ]

You Can’t Be Fired for Filing Bankruptcy

August 29, 2010 Brian V. Lee

You can’t be fired for filing bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Code expressly prohibits your employer from discriminating against you for filing for bankruptcy protection. The Code has two separate provisions. The first one deals with public employers, that is, the government. [ . . . ]

Discuss Bankruptcy With Your Family

August 26, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Families can face strain when a member of the family faces bankruptcy. Financial problems often lead to damaged relationships and sometimes even divorce. When considering whether to file for bankruptcy, be sure also to weigh the effect it will have [ . . . ]

File a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: A Step-by-Step Guide

July 26, 2010 Brian V. Lee

You may be aware that bankruptcy involves a complex set of laws and procedures specific to each individual jurisdiction. Filing for bankruptcy may seem daunting at first. If you are considering filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in DC, Maryland or Virginia, [ . . . ]

Should I File Bankruptcy?

July 6, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Bankruptcy is not for everyone, and not a decision to take lightly. Over three quarters of a million Americans will declare bankruptcy in 2017. But how do you know if bankruptcy is right for you? If you find yourself asking, [ . . . ]

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