Should I Stop Paying Creditors If I’m Going to File for Bankruptcy?

If you are current on your debts, but you know you are going to be filing bankruptcy soon, it is reasonable for you to ask if you can/should stop paying your debts now. When a Debtor files bankruptcy, the “automatic

How Long After Bankruptcy, Foreclosure or a Short Sale Until I Qualify for a Home / Mortgage Loan?

I represent many people that file bankruptcy, have a short sale or foreclosure. So, I get the following expected questions on a regular basis. After Bankruptcy – When Do I Qualify To Buy a Home? After Foreclosure – When Do I Qualify To

With A Judicial Foreclosure, Can A Homeowner Avoid Liability For A Deficiency/Unpaid Mortgage Balance By “Abandoning” The Home Before The Foreclosure Sale?

WHY THE QUESTION? I recently had client call me and ask me this question:  “If I abandon the home and the creditor judicially forecloses, can I avoid any personal liability for that part of the mortgage that is not paid

Are You Stressed and Tired? It might be “Decision Fatigue”.

WHAT DO I DO NOW?!? Posted below is an article that explains how making decisions becomes overwhelming.  IN FACT, people that are experiencing financial problems might suffer more than others from “Decision Fatigue“.   Money is tight and every money spending

Do You “Need” to File For Bankruptcy?

“Do I Need to File For Bankruptcy?”    “Should I file for Bankruptcy?”   I get these questions all the time.  They are great and necessary questions.   We answer these questions by working through the following process. What Are Your


No one’s first choice when faced with a financial hardship is to file bankruptcy.   And filing bankruptcy is not on many people’s “bucket list”.     So, it makes complete sense that when someone experiences financial hardship that they should look at

Is a homeowner liable for the debt on a home that is foreclosed in a nonjudicial manner?

First, let’s make sure we have the terminology straight. The purchase and financing of a home in Washington is normally accomplished through a borrower signing a (1) “Promissory Note” that obligates the borrower for the debt incurred to purchase the

USEFUL LINK: MHA Extension & Expansion – Supplemental Directive 12-02

Why Its Useful:  This document explains the expansion of MHA government programs for mortgage modification, short sales, etc. Subject:   Making Home Affordable Program – MHA Extension and Expansion Useful Link:   NOTE:  This post is one of the many “Useful