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Myths About Foreclosure

Foreclosure Myth-Busters Separating Fact From Fiction About Foreclosure

Helping you to understand the truth about Indiana foreclosures

At Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C., we are here to help you understand the truth about your debt relief options and obtain a fresh start. Our Merrillville foreclosure attorneys don’t just sit back and file paperwork; we actively fight and represent our clients at summary judgment, trial and beyond. We have successfully litigated cases all the way through the court of appeals and won.

Here are a few common foreclosure myths that we hear:

  • Foreclosure only happens to bad or irresponsible people. False. In these difficult economic times, countless hardworking homeowners have trouble keeping their homes. Often, this is due to entirely uncontrollable circumstances such as job layoffs.
  • I will be evicted as soon as I receive a foreclosure notice. False. You will not be kicked out of your house immediately. Under Indiana law, you have 23 days to respond to your lender’s complaint, and if you require the bank to do things in the case, the bank can be held off much longer. Plus, filing bankruptcy can delay the foreclosure process significantly as well.
  • Whatever the mortgage company says must be correct. False. Although you may have signed the mortgage, it does not mean that the mortgage company didn’t make a mistake somewhere. Our lawyers will review all your contracts thoroughly to make sure you really owe what it says you do.
  • I can’t be foreclosed on if I’m negotiating with the bank. False. Even if you’re negotiating with your bank to work something out, it will not slow or stop the foreclosure suit.
  • I’m unemployed, so I have no defense against foreclosure. False. Even if you are currently unemployed, we may be able to help delay or extend the foreclosure process long enough for you to get a good job and work out a payment plan or modification.
  • Foreclosure defense is difficult and confusing. This may be true if you attempt it on your own, but when you come to our Indiana law firm, we will handle all the details for you. Our goal is to make debt relief simple and stress free.

Talk to Our NW Indiana Home Loan Attorneys for Free

Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C, for more than a decade, has helped clients to learn more about home foreclosure defense in a free initial consultation and guided them through the foreclosure process, so that they can keep their houses. We offer flexible payment plans, hourly billing or flat fees, and it only takes $500 down to start your case. Day, evening and Saturday appointments are available as needed. Contact us today online or call us at 219-293-8988.

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Victoria Bain

About Victoria Bain joined Weiss, Schmidgall & Hires as an associate attorney in 2023. She is a graduate of The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. Victoria received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valparaiso University. During her time in college, she taught classes to incarcerated men at the Westville Correctional Facility,…

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Christopher R. Schmidgall

For more than ten years, Christopher Schmidgall has protected the lives of people who find themselves caught in the tangled machinery of criminal prosecution. With the skill and determination he’s demonstrated throughout his life, Chris offers them the help they need to get their lives back in order. Not long after graduating from Valparaiso...

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Amanda C. Hires

Following a remarkably accomplished academic career, Amanda Hires applied her record of success to servicing good people facing difficult situations. She served as a volunteer at the New Orleans Public Defender’s Office and worked intensively with prosecutors and defense attorneys while under the guidance of Judge Sheila Moss at the Lake County Superior Court...

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Jessica McPheeters

Jessica McPheeters is an associate attorney with her primary focus being in Estate Planning, Probate, Business Formation and Planning, and other general practice matters. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from Ball State University in 2014. Jessica then received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law...

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