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Does notice of a garnishment hearing put an end to your options?

As you struggle with the ever mounting debt that has accumulated in your financial life, it may seem at times as if you can physically feel the pull of your debts. Outstanding balances may lead to considerable stress, and though you undoubtedly want to get your financial affairs in order, you may have little money to spare when it comes to paying off those balances.

An alarming number of South Florida homeowners still face foreclosure. What can you do to make sure you are not one of them?

Recent information indicates that, through October of 2016, approximately 1 in every 830 homeowners in Miami-Dade County was facing foreclosure. In Broward County, it's about 1 in every 620. If you are struggling to keep up with your mortgage payments, you don't have to become one of these statistics.

The bank has already started a foreclosure action against me. Is it too late to save my home?

The foreclosure process is a long, painful and brutal one. The home you have worked your entire life to own is at risk of being taken away from you. If you have received a so-called "breach letter," you will know that the bank has initiated a formal foreclosure action against you.

Don't get scammed by a phony loan modification provider

People who are facing foreclosure will do almost anything to save their homes. Sadly, there are numerous companies that prey on distressed homeowners and happily to take their money under the guise of helping them resolve their mortgage problems.

Is bankruptcy my only alternative to foreclosure?

For many people who are facing the threat of foreclosure, their mortgage payment is the only debt that is causing them financial difficulty. If there were a way to rework the terms of the mortgage or some of their other debts, it might provide the relief they need. In too many situations, however, the prospect of losing a home is so paralyzing that owners just don't know where to begin to get back on the right path.

How bankruptcy can help you keep your home

If you are facing the possibility of losing your home to foreclosure, it is important that you understand that you have the right to fight back and that you have options to save your home. While there can be a number of different approaches to dealing with mortgage debt, filing for bankruptcy has a number of distinct advantages.

Does the bank have the right to take my home?

If you are behind on your mortgage payments, it is possible for the bank to foreclose on your home. When you signed your mortgage agreement and promissory note, your house was put up as collateral in the event that you were unable to make your mortgage payments. That means the bank can force the sale of your home in order to collect the money it is owed on the property.

Can bankruptcy stop a foreclosure?

There may be no experience that you will ever face that is more concerning than the prospect of losing your home. When you receive the notice from the bank informing you that it intends to initiate foreclosure proceedings, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. What happens next? What should you do?

Many consumers still have debt in collections

Much has been made lately about the state of the economy, how more people are back to work and unemployment claims are down. Despite this good news, it appears that the number of consumers with past due debt in collections is still a problem. According to a study by the Urban Institute, 35 percent of consumers have a debt that is in collections.

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