Getting Loan Mods for Successors: Saving the Family Home After a Death or Divorce

Shannon Sswiatek January 21, 2015

After a death in the family or a divorce, financial hardship often follows. The heir or ex-spouse trying to save the home from foreclosure may not have been an original borrower on the mortgage loan. Mortgage servicers sometimes refuse to provide any information or claim that such a non-borrower cannot apply for a loan modification. This webinar covers the law surrounding loan assumption and modification and specific rules from Fannie, Freddie, HAMP, and FHA that may help. We provide advocacy tips and also discuss litigation strategies.


Webinar Resources:

Agency Positions on Successors
CFPB Mortgage Servicing Bulletin
Sample Assumption Agreement