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REAL ESTATE / BANKRUPTCY / FORECLOSURE
REAL ESTATE / BANKRUPTCY / FORECLOSURE
The Law Offices of Alsaidi & Chang, LLC have attorneys with the experience and knowledge necessary to represent you in any type of transactional matter in New York and New Jersey. Additionally, we have successfully represented clients in the Chancery Division where emergency foreclosure matters are frequently heard.
Today foreclosure defense work and foreclosure mediation is a hot topic and the firm’s attorneys are Court Certified Foreclosure Mediators in addition to being Certified Mediators for Civil Matters and Matrimonial Matters.
WE HAVE OBTAINED EXCELLENT RESULTS IN CASES INVOLVING:
Order to show cause: in both owner/borrower vs. Lender and tenant situations where the Lender is either in the foreclosure process or the Lender has already completed the foreclosure process and is now in the process of evicting the homeowner and/or tenants.
Real Estate Transactions: Commercial and Residential, purchases, sales, short sale purchases
Lease preparation: Commercial and Residential
Note and Mortgages
Landlord Tenant Actions: Commercial and Residential
ABOUT REAL ESTATE LAW
In today’s real estate market any delay in the closing process, however minor, can raise tensions between the parties and may end up resulting in litigation. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that extra care be taken during the attorney review period so that provisions that are absolutely necessary get clearly written but more importantly become agreed to by both parties. Keep in mind that realtors can’t make judgments on legal questions. For example, what if your prospective new home has an illegal in-law unit, including an existing tenant whom you want to evict in order to rent the place to a friend? Only a lawyer can tell you with any certainty whether your plans are feasible. Or, if you’re drafting any unusual language for the purchase contract, or are concerned about some language in your mortgage, you may want to have an attorney look the documents over.
Thousands of people in the United States are plagued by inescapable amounts of debt, unpaid bills, and endless financial expenses. Many people who suffer from overwhelming amounts of debt are stressed, worried, and too ashamed to file for bankruptcy to seek the financial relief they need. However, bankruptcy laws were established provide relief to people who are in severe debt or serious financial trouble. At Alsaidi & Chang, LLC, our attorneys have helped hundreds of individuals throughout New Jersey get a handle on their finances and alleviate the burden of debt.
When an individual files for bankruptcy, he/she is requesting a restructured financial plan that is tailored to his/her actual ability to pay off the debt. In some bankruptcy cases, the individual requests a complete dismissal of all debt.
CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY
Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, all dischargeable debt is eliminated completely. Chapter 7 legally excuses an individual's obligation to repay his/her unsecured debt. When an individual is granted bankruptcy under Chapter 7, he/she has proven to the court that there is no realistic way he/she is able to repay their debt. In almost all Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, the individual is permitted to keep all of his/her properties and assets.
Chapter 7 does not clear all forms of debt. Types of debt that cannot be cleared through Chapter 7 include taxes, alimony, child support, student loans, and personal injury damages.
CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY
When an individual is not granted bankruptcy under Chapter 7, he/she can file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Most individuals who file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy have fallen too far behind on their bills and other financial payments to catch up without legal assistance. But unlike Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcy does not completely eliminate debt. Chapter 13 consolidates an individual's debt, and restructures it into a feasible payment plan.
CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY TO CRAM DOWN OR STRIP OFF MORTGAGE
In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, some debtors may be able to wipe out or strip off second and third mortgages where the home is worth less than the amount owed on the first mortgage. Many homes are saved from foreclosure with the cram down or strip off strategy. One must qualify to take advantage of this and meet certain income requirements and appraisal requirements.
In order to cram down a second mortgage, the house must be underwater to the extent that there is no equity whatsoever covering the second mortgage. In other words, the value of the house must be less than the balance due on the first mortgage. The debtor provides evidence of the homes value by providing the Court with documentation supporting the valuation of the home, an appraisal by a New Jersey licensed appraiser.
The main idea behind choosing the filing of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is to give the debtor greater options to grapple with secured and unsecured debt and encourage repayment. In a Chapter 13, a person can save non-exempt assets that would otherwise be surrendered in a Chapter 7. If a home is in arrears, and you want to keep the home, the plan must provide for curing the arrears and paying the mortgage at the same time.
CONTACT OUR NEW JERSEY BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS
There are countless reasons why an individual falls into debt or financial hardship, including sudden job loss, divorce, business failure, or an unexpected illness or death. If you are suffering from debt or other financial troubles, an experienced attorney can provide you with viable options to help alleviate your financial burden. At Alsaidi & Chang, LLC we believe that no individual deserves to suffer for their financial troubles. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients eliminate their debt by filing for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
If you need experienced and professional legal representation in New Jersey, contact our bankruptcy attorneys at Alsaidi & Chang, LLC today at (973) 925-2525.
The attorneys at Alsaidi & Chang are experienced foreclosure attorneys with a reputation for being aggressive advocates. We have successfully represented clients at all stages of the foreclosure process, including in the Chancery Division.
Today, foreclosure defense law and procedure are changing at a rapid pace. It is important that you have competent, aggressive legal representation whether foreclosure is imminent or has been filed against you, no matter what stage of the process you are in.
Our attorneys are committed to continuing education to stay abreast of current foreclosure law and litigation related continuing legal education.