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 [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

What is the Bankruptcy Discharge?

May 27, 2010 Brian V. Lee

What is the Bankruptcy Discharge? Usually, the whole reason to declare bankruptcy is to obtain the bankruptcy discharge. Once you have received your discharge in bankruptcy, no discharged creditor can take any enforcement action against you, ever. In other words, [ . . . ]

What is a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure?

May 12, 2010 Brian V. Lee

A “deed in lieu of foreclosure” is the legal transfer of ownership of real property to the primary mortgage holder. The deed in lieu of foreclosure, sometimes simply called “deed in lieu,” is an option to avoid foreclosure. A deed in lieu [ . . . ]

What is the Statement of Intention?

May 8, 2010 Brian V. Lee

When a homeowner files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, the very first page of the bankruptcy filing that the mortgage company turns to is the Statement of Intention. The Statement of Intention (or Statement of Intent) discloses the debtor’s intention [ . . . ]

Top Ten Movies About the Economic Crisis

May 3, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Understanding how the economy got to where it is today is no easy task. What follows are the top ten movies about the economic crisis. Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law Professor and whip-smart economic wonk, succinctly summarized the frightening state of [ . . . ]

Repairing Your Credit After Bankruptcy

April 28, 2010 Brian V. Lee

If you are considering filing for bankruptcy protection, you have likely considered what effect it will have on your future finances. After all, bankruptcy is a matter of public record, and the bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 10 [ . . . ]

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