Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Foreclosure 101: Inform yourself

Welcome to the Garland Griffiths Knaupp Foreclosure Defense 101 series.

Our series is designed to accomplish two important tasks.

Our first and most important goal is to provide timely and accurate information to homeowners facing foreclosure. Why is this so important? Because in the relatively new and constantly evolving field of “foreclosure defense” or “wrongful foreclosure” (phrases that were rarely if ever used in the law as recently as five years ago) information is key. Can there be anything more frightening than the specter of losing a home? Emotions run high; fueled typically (and understandably) by confusion, fear and uncertainty. Having a clear understanding of the foreclosure process—and of your rights and remedies under the law—is an important first step.

The second function of this series is to provide an easy-to-understand analysis of the law. Why is this necessary? Because what “the law” is in the area of foreclosure defense is constantly changing. Judges and lawyers alike throughout our state are grappling with the complex and varied legal issues presented by an unprecedented housing crisis. No one can predict with absolute certainty what to expect. In just the past month, several state and federal court decisions (all of which will be analyzed in upcoming blogs) have greatly impacted the rights and remedies available to homeowners facing foreclosure. Our job is to break these decisions down and explain in plain and simple  terms what these decisions mean for struggling homeowners. This area of law is simply too important for public confusion. We will take the complex and make it clear.

So what can you expect from this series?

In sum, information and analysis.

The twin poles—the yin and yang if you will—of an informed and empowered public.


Foreclosure 101 is designed to be a resource. However, please do not confuse a resource with legal advice. If you are a homeowner facing foreclosure, time is of the essence. Far too many people facing foreclosure respond by doing nothing. Fear and despair lead to inertia and inaction because desperate homeowners feel there is nothing they can do. But that is absolutely not the case.

There is something you can do.

You can call a lawyer.

We offer a one-hour foreclosure defense consultation for only $169.00. Because every case is fact specific, this consultation provides an invaluable opportunity for homeowners facing foreclosure to discuss the specific circumstances of their case with an attorney skilled in the area of foreclosure defense and to review the available range of options.

This is, in sum, an opportunity to inform yourself.

Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope you find our Foreclosure 101 series helpful.

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