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.

Can Refinancing Stop Foreclosure?

September 10, 2013 Brian V. Lee

If you default on your mortgage, the mortgage lender will foreclosure on your property. The bank will enforce its legal right, as a secured creditor, to repossess and sell the property. At foreclosure auction, the lender attempts to recover the money [ . . . ]

What is a Foreclosure in Virginia Like?

September 5, 2013 Brian V. Lee

Mortgage lenders use the legal process of foreclosure to recover the unpaid balance of a mortgage by selling real property. Foreclosure can severely damage a homeowner’s credit. And foreclosure can be devastating to a family that loses their home. Foreclosures [ . . . ]

Bankruptcy Could Save Your Home

July 9, 2013 Brian V. Lee

If you are coping with foreclosure, bankruptcy could save your home. While bankruptcy might not just make your mortgage go away, if you want to keep your home, bankruptcy gives you options. Whether or not you’re facing foreclosure, bankruptcy could [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

Emergency Bankruptcy

June 16, 2010 Brian V. Lee

A person may need to file an emergency bankruptcy to prevent some particular action by a creditor, like garnishment, repossession, or a foreclosure auction. In such cases, the bankruptcy court allows a bankruptcy case to commence with the filing only [ . . . ]

Homeowners Association Fees in Bankruptcy

June 15, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Even if you file bankruptcy and surrender your home, in some cases, your homeowners association can still pursue you for unpaid dues. In Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, homeowners associations have a “superpriority” for unpaid dues. Up until title to [ . . . ]

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