Skyrocketing foreclosures continue to push people to extremes. Recent cases include the suspect in the attempted bombing of Times Square and an Ohio man who refused to leave his home when the sheriff arrived with an eviction notice.
As South Florida homeowners continue to struggle with foreclosure, underwater mortgages and eviction, hiring an experienced Miami foreclosure defense attorney is the best course of action to protecting your rights and the financial well-being of you and your family. While the New York case is being linked to a possible terrorist attempt, cases of homeowners locking themselves in their homes, and even sheriffs who are refusing to serve foreclosure and eviction notices, continue to surface.
Such cases illustrate the need to be proactive early in the process and to seek the guidance of a qualified Miami real estate lawyer to protect your rights before the situation gets out of control.
The suspect in the attempted bombing of Times Square in New York City was dealing with a foreclosure action, MSNBC reported.
Pakistani-born Faisal Shahzad, 30, and his wife, were facing foreclosure on their Shelton Connecticut home and had abandoned it months ago. The lawn was being mowed on behalf of J.P. Morgan Case & Co., which issued the mortgage when the home was purchased in 2004. Chase Home Financial filed the foreclosure action against the couple last September; court documents indicate neither Shahzad nor his wife showed up to defend themselves. The most recent documents in the case were dated April 23.
Meanwhile, the Miami Herald reports that an Ohio man facing eviction locked himself inside and vowed to stay until a moratorium has been declared on foreclosures.
The man began his crusade on Sunday, along with five members of a group calling themselves the Toledo Foreclosure Defense League. The homeowner said he has attempted to work with the bank and done everything possible to save his home. He said he fell behind on the mortgage last year, after having surgery and losing his job. He said he has lived in the home for 20 years. The sheriff said he’d given the man extra time but had no choice but to evict him.
If you are facing foreclosure in the Miami area or are dealing with an underwater mortgage, short-sale or negotiations for a loan modification, contact Barakat, Jacobs & Associates for a confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call (305) 350-5055.