Foreclosures and Loan Modifications Up

On January 5, 2012, in Foreclosure, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Foreclosures are Increasing

Foreclosures are increasing.

According to several recent news articles and reports,  it appears that foreclosure actions are once again on the rise. Fortunately, we have noticed much of an increase in foreclosure actions being brought.  At any rate, this is still troubling news.

Loan Modifications are up.

At least in our office, we have seen an increase in Loan Modifications. Many of our clients have recently received loan modification offers. Many of the offers are for a HAMP trial modification. However, we have received some permanent in-house modification offers.

Each case varies:

  • Some cases involved lengthy litigation (years).
  • Some cases were resolved in a matter of months.
  • Several of our clients had already filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Most, if not all, of our clients were previously turned down for a loan modification.

Note: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

The Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC routinely represents homeowners facing foreclosure. We examine each homeowner’s specific situation to determine their best course of action. We proudly assist residents of Long Island (Nassau county, Suffolk county) and New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan) with their foreclosure matters.

Call (516) 858-2620 to arrange a FREE  consultation with a foreclosure attorney!

 

Landlord Must Provide Heat

On July 19, 2011, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Landlord Must Provide Heat

In the recent case of Olszewski v. Neuman, 2011 NY Slip Op 51287 – NY: Dist. Court, Nassau County, 1st Dist. 2011, the Court found that the Landlord’s failure to make repairs to the boiler and provide heat for 1 month, during the required heating season, was a constructive eviction.  Therefore, the Court ruled that the tenants were justified in moving out before the termination of the lease (“breaking the lease”), and were entitled a full refund of their security deposit.

Landlord Tenant Attorneys in Mineola

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Debt Collection Lawsuit Defense

On July 7, 2011, in Debt collection defense, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

We have been successful in getting debt collectors to drop their lawsuits against our clients.

In a recent case of ours, the debt collector filed a 1 page complaint seeking thousands of dollars in alleged unpaid charges. We defended the debt collection lawsuit by filing a  21 page response. A few weeks later the debt collector voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit with prejudice.

Most of us have heard that banks are having trouble foreclosing on home loans because they can’t “produce the note.” Well, debt collectors are having similar issues. Basically, debt collectors can’t prove that they are the proper party entitled to enforce the alleged credit agreement.

We proudly assist residents of Nassau county, Suffolk county, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan with debt settlement and debt collection defense. Call (516) 858-2620 to arrange a FREE consultation with an attorney!

I-485 Adjustment of Status

On July 5, 2011, in Immigration, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

I-485 Adjustment of Status

Recently, we have been receiving questions concerning the adjustment of status requirement for obtaining a Green Card.  When applying for a Green Card, you must first adjust your status from that of non-immigrant to permanent resident of the United States by filing an I-485 Application.  Where one files is determined by their category of eligibility.  Depending on their situation, one may have to file in Chicago, Vermont, Phoenix, Dallas or Nebraska.  The usual filing fee is over $1000 unless you fall under an exception such as age, refugee status, etc.  It is difficult to determine how long it will take to receive approval for an I-485 Application.  The process depends on many factors including petition category and security background checks.  You can check the status of your I-485 Application online, by phone/email or in person.  Not everyone is eligible to apply for Adjustment of Status including but not limited to persons not admitted or paroled following inspection by an immigration officer or someone whose authorized stay expired before filing their I-485 or cases of unauthorized employment.  Although not essential, it may often be beneficial for applicants to attain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or Advance Parole (AP) travel document.  In addition, drug or alcohol related offenses as well as arrests must be reported on the I-485 application.  If all of the paperwork is in order and satisfactory, it shouldn’t be long before one may receive their Green Card.   As always, if you have any questions regarding the immigration process, please feel free to call us at (516) 858-2620!

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. This website is Attorney Advertising. It does not form an attorney-client relationship. We are a debt relief agency and a law firm that helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code – Title 11. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Proudly assisting residents of Long Island, Nassau county, Suffolk county, New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan



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