Loan Modification Attorney in Atlanta

Using Loss Mitigation Techniques to Save Your Home

Are you behind on your mortgage payments? Do you think that lowering your interest rates could significantly improve your financial situation? Are you worried that foreclosure could be on the horizon if something is not done, and done fast?

First and foremost, you need to know that you are not alone, and that the professional Atlanta foreclosure defense attorneys at Schulyer Elliott & Associates, Inc are here to help you. Using our 20+ years of experience, we can discuss your legal options and discover if there is a way for you to stop or delay your foreclosure using loan modification – sometimes referred to as loss mitigation – strategies.


Be sure to contact our team right away – time is of the essence in these cases.


New Regulations Providing New Hope

In the past, you might have heard people claim that there is nothing that can be done to modify a loan and otherwise prevent your losses as you get behind on mortgage payments. It is true that banks and lenders are hard-pressed to budge or negotiate, often backed by detailed contracts, but new forms of regulations may be changing all that. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has recently enacted new mortgage servicing guidelines aimed at assisting homeowners in need. While many of these have not yet been tested in court, we are excited to say that our firm has already prevented a foreclosure based on the lender’s failure to follow the CFPB’s newly-defined regulations.

How to Pursue a Loan Modification

Even in the worst case scenarios, there may be a way to find peace of mind and stability again through requesting a loan modification, especially now that the CFPB is stepping in. No matter how you look at the situation, nothing will be done if you do nothing.

When you team up with our loan modification attorneys in Atlanta, we can help you with all aspects of your request, including:

  1. Reanalysis: We will want to totally reexamine your finances, necessary expenditures, and your loan or mortgage. This also includes collecting clear documentation that can be used as evidence of these aspects.
  2. Devising a plan: Your lender is not obligated to meet you halfway and do some of the work for your loan modification; all of the responsibility falls on you. This means you need to be the one to plot out what should be modified, why, and to what extent. Keep in mind that you have to set realistic expectations and remember that your lender is looking to make a profit. In short, do what is fair for both of you.
  3. Meet and greet: The best laid plans will not mean anything without proper execution. Oftentimes, this means being able to meet with your lenders in person and persuasively argue for the plan you have created. If you do not have an in-depth understanding of foreclosure law, this could be an uphill battle better left in the hands of a professional lawyer.
  4. Keeping up to speed: There is nothing that says that your loss mitigation strategy is going to be a huge success right away. Expect to have to negotiate or go through a back-and-forth with your lenders. Stay in touch with them and touch bases frequently.

Contact Our Team to Make the First Step

If you want to avoid foreclosure, you have to be prepared to work on your side of the arrangement. However, you do not have to bog yourself down with stressful decisions and heavy lifting. Instead, let our highly-experienced Atlanta foreclosure lawyers deal with the legwork and red tape on your behalf, freeing you up to focus on other matters, such as your family or your business. This is our passion and one of our greatest areas of practice, and we would be happy to show you what that sort of familiarity and commitment can do you for through a free initial consultation.


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