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Foreclosure Defense: Everything You Need to Know to Fight Back

 Posted on October 23, 2023 in Arlington Heights Bankruptcy Lawyer

Lake County, IL Foreclosure Defense AttorneysThe legal process of foreclosure has been historically inclined towards banks and lenders. This process demands homeowners to relinquish their homes to lenders upon defaulting on their mortgages. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with the government stepping in to retain homeownership, over 214,000 foreclosure lawsuits were filed in the US in 2020.

However, many homeowners now resist foreclosure by delaying or completely stopping the proceedings using a legal strategy called foreclosure defense.

What Is Foreclosure Defense?

The primary objective of foreclosure defense is to establish that the bank doesn't have the legal right to foreclose. The likelihood of success heavily depends on a lawyer's ability to question the mortgage industry's operation.

Foreclosure defense seeks to exploit flaws within the system, presuming illegal or unethical behavior from lenders. This legal strategy offers homeowners a fighting chance against powerful financial institutions.

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What Is Mortgage Loan Modification?

 Posted on October 19, 2023 in Uncategorized


You've successfully closed on a loan and are prepared to make payments for the foreseeable future. However, life can throw unexpected curveballs, and suddenly, your once-affordable loan payment becomes a financial burden.

In such situations, the loan modification can become a saving grace, allowing you to retain your loan even when faced with altered circumstances. It isn't limited to just one type of loan; it can extend its helping hand to various loans, including student loans. Additionally, mortgage servicers often provide modifications as a lifeline to homeowners, ensuring they can avoid the looming threat of foreclosure.

This blog will detail what mortgage loan modification is and how it works.

The Fundamentals of Mortgage Loan Modification

What Is the Definition of Mortgage Loan Modification?

A mortgage loan modification is a procedure that allows homeowners to make important adjustments to their current mortgage arrangements.

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Understanding the Basics of Trusts and Taxes

 Posted on October 16, 2023 in Uncategorized


Trusts play a vital role in estate planning and wealth preservation. They provide a flexible framework for managing and distributing assets while often offering significant tax benefits.

Let's have a look at the fundamental concepts of trust taxation, helping you understand how they work together to secure your financial legacy.

Types of Trusts

Learning about the various types of trusts is fundamental to comprehending their role in estate planning and trust taxation.

Revocable Trusts

These trusts, often referred to as living trusts, offer flexibility and control during the grantor's lifetime. The grantor can amend, revoke, or dissolve the trust anytime.

While revocable trusts avoid probate and facilitate smooth asset transfer, they don't provide significant estate tax benefits.

Irrevocable Trusts

Once established, irrevocable trusts cannot be altered or revoked without the beneficiaries' consent.

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Things Sellers and Buyers Should Know about Real Estate Agreements

 Posted on October 12, 2023 in Real Estate


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Probate: What it Is and How it Works With and Without a Will

 Posted on October 09, 2023 in Uncategorized


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Foreclosure Defense: Everything You Need to Know to Fight Back

 Posted on October 05, 2023 in Uncategorized


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Facing Foreclosure and Bankruptcy? Know Your Rights

 Posted on October 02, 2023 in Uncategorized


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Estate Planning: Will vs. Trust

 Posted on September 28, 2023 in Uncategorized


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A Lawyer’s Guide: Purchasing a Home with a Mortgage

 Posted on September 25, 2023 in Mortgage


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Can I Make My Sibling Sell Inherited Property?

 Posted on August 31, 2023 in Estate Planning

IL estate lawyerAfter a parent or relative passes away and property is inherited by more than one person, it is very common for the co-owners to disagree about what to do with the property. One adult sibling may want to keep a beloved family home, while another may see the matter more practically and wish to sell. 

In cases like this, something known as a “partition action” may be brought before an Illinois court. If you are wondering whether a partition action may be helpful to you, speak with an Illinois real estate attorney with experience handling complex real estate matters. 

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