If you're struggling to pay your mortgage or facing foreclosure, should you get a lawyer? A foreclosure attorney can help in many ways—from fighting the foreclosure in court to pushing a bank to consider your loan modification application to assisting you with a short sale. But depending on what your goal is, you might be better off on your own, without having to pay a bundle in legal fees.
Below you'll find articles on when you do and don't need a lawyer, how to find and hire a foreclosure attorney, and other ways you can get help if you're struggling to pay your mortgage, such as contacting a HUD-approved housing counselor.
Should I Hire a Lawyer to Help With My Mortgage Modification?
Tips on when you should and shouldn't hire an attorney to help you with a mortgage modification application.
Do I Need a Foreclosure Attorney?
If you are facing foreclosure, sometimes hiring a lawyer is a good idea and sometimes it's a waste of money.
How Much Will a Foreclosure Attorney Charge?
How much a foreclosure lawyer will charge for legal fees will depend on the fee structure used.
Foreclosure Attorneys: Why You Might Want to Hire One, What to Expect, and When to Fire One
Learn when hiring a foreclosure attorney might be a good idea, what you should expect from any competent foreclosure attorney, and when to consider firing your attorney.
What If I Can't Afford to Hire a Foreclosure Lawyer?
Guidance for handling part of your foreclosure case yourself, or finding free or low-cost legal help.
Get Help Avoiding Foreclosure: Using a HUD-Approved Housing Counselor
HUD-approved housing counselors will work with you, free of charge, to help you avoid foreclosure.