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Free foreclosure prevention workshop Oct. 28 in Fort Myers

By Staff | Oct 27, 2010

“Save Your Home,” a foreclosure prevention workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fort Myers Star Complex, at 2980 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers, as Lee County homeowners react to allegations of bank’s illegal foreclosure procedures. Recent legal defenses give homeowners increased leverage in the fight against losing their homes.

“The most obvious and compelling reason why homeowners should attend this workshop is to get honest information about their loans from objective and qualified third-party sources rather than from the banks that are currently under scrutiny for illegal activity,” said Florida Foreclosure Defense attorney David C. Hicks.

Hicks will be serving as the Keynote Presenter at this free workshop designed to teach homeowners in Fort Myers and surrounding communities — including Sanibel and Captiva –about new legal strategies and the potential solutions for defending against foreclosure eviction.

The event, sponsored by the Neighborhood Community Foundation, is designed to empower homeowners with knowledge and resources that may help them in preventing their foreclosure.

Why should Florida residents attend this foreclosure prevention workshop? Since the nation’s major banks have suspended foreclosures in 23 states due to allegations of forged documents and other problems in their foreclosure process, industry officials warn that other banks will likely follow suit causing home evictions in many parts of the country to come to a grinding halt.

Florida’s Attorney General Bill McCollum is conducting a separate investigation of three major banks on allegations that they submitted fraudulent documents to the courts. And a growing number of concerned homeowners- including many who have missed their mortgage payments are now moving to challenge their foreclosure proceedings.

Hicks states that these and a host of other lender-caused issues may result in the prevention of foreclosure eviction and encourages homeowners to learn the facts about their loan. He emphasizes that lender violations are typically found in 8 out of 10 reviewed loan files.

“It’s possible that thousands or even millions of people could have lost their home in error,” said Hicks. “But 95 percent of homeowners don’t realize that they also have legal rights that could potentially prevent or reverse their foreclosure.”

During the workshop, Hicks will provide free legal information about homeowners’ rights and the most recent discoveries in Florida foreclosure defense law. In addition, homeowners will receive information from participating non-profit agencies to help them better assess a practical course of action for their needs.

Participating sponsors include Legal Aid, Boys and Girls Club, Goodwill Industries and more.

“I’m encouraged to see that many more people are taking an interest in protecting what’s legally theirs,” added Hicks. “Taking responsibility to prevent foreclosure will make a difference not only to the family, but to the community-at-large.”

There is no cost to attend the workshop, but advanced reservations are requested by calling 877-306-5299.

For more information about the Alliance Legal Group, visit www.alliance-law.com.