Sunday, January 10, 2010

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

Just a reminder of two things: on January 13, I will again be a Volunteer Lawyer at Nassau County Supreme Court for any Mandatory Settlement Conferences scheduled for that date at 11am. Housing counselors from Nassau County are in attendance as well to assist in the conferences and to assess eligibility for loan modifications. And on January 14, Nassau residents caught in the growing mortgage foreclosure crisis can have their questions answered by attorneys, including myself, at a free clinic sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association at the NCBA headquarters, 15th and West Streets, Mineola, NY. Attorneys have volunteered to provide one-on-one guidance, advice and direction to any Nassau County homeowner who is concerned about foreclosure matters or is already in the foreclosure process involving property in Nassau County. Attorneys have volunteered to review individual foreclosure issues with Nassau homeowners, help them sort things out, and give advice or refer them to agencies and programs, right in the same room, that may be able to help. This is not legal representation. The attorneys will help the homeowner find out if indeed, they need a credit counselor or a lawyer, and get them in touch with available resources. In addition to meeting one-on-one with a volunteer attorney, housing counselors from the Nassau County Homeownership Center and representatives from Nassau/Suffolk Law Services -- which provides free legal services for those who meet certain income guidelines -- will be on hand to provide assistance. Reservations are required by calling the Bar Association at 516-747-4070 between 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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