Updates from the Foreclosure Defense Paralegal Trenches

There are some interesting things happening right now that I’d like to share.

First, I’d like to invite you to participate in the discussions on our Facebook page. There are a lot of stories in the media lately about foreclosure, the economy and politics and Facebook’s framework makes it easier to discuss these stories there instead of listing them here on the blog. We’ve had a lot of new voices in the discussion there and I’m really excited about it.

Through the discussions on our Facebook page, we’ve also learned about some other things you’re interested in, such as debt collection and how to recover from financial disaster, in addition to our usual updates on foreclosure defense.

Some other interesting observations relate to attorneys.

There have been quite a few attorney opt-in’s to the Free PSA Download on www.DIYMortgageReview.com. We haven’t done a lot lately with the PSA opt-in e-mail list over there, but I estimate that there are about 50-60% borrowers, 20% lawyers and the rest are probably bank spies who have opted in to keep an eye on what we’re doing.

Every time someone opts in, I get an e-mail that tells me who opted in. I can reverse look up the e-mail address (Google is a powerful tool!) and send them an e-mail. So if you’re an attorney and you opt in, I will probably figure out who you are and I’ll send you an e-mail introducing myself.

With respect to the lawyers, their opt-ins tell me two things: First, there are a growing number of lawyers who need help for their clients, and two, there are a lot of lawyers who are struggling with a foreclosure themselves. I will speak to the attorneys in a few other blog posts.

Earlier this year, I thought that DEL would be helping more lawyers with outsourced foreclosure defense paralegal support. Clearly, the lawyers in non-judicial states have not figured out how to successfully practice foreclosure defense so that it is profitable. The judicial foreclosure states seem to have an easier time. Check out this blog post by attorney Mark Stopa here.

I don’t think lawyers get much training on how to run a business in law school, so it makes sense to me that they need help. I still think outsourced paralegal services will be a service we’ll offer but we’re not far enough along in the discussion for this to happen yet.

If you’re a paralegal in Arizona or Colorado and are interested in working with us in the future, please send your resume. We are busy in Colorado for sure, but since we’re based in Arizona, we could use help from either place. We’re also looking for attorneys in Arizona, California and Colorado.

For you borrowers, I want you to know that we’re still finding all kinds of issues in your loan audits. Every time we have a breakthrough in the discussion (e.g., the robo signer stuff in September), it seems to me that the audits become more important to your case. The issues are all in the documentation, which is what we look at during an audit.

The loan audits are valuable to lawyers too because I find the legal issues for the lawyer. I’ve basically done the file review and identify the issues so the lawyer doesn’t have to do that. They just have to file the lawsuit.

Additionally, I offer consulting, audit training, forensic audits and marketing services to lawyers and related professionals.

If you are interested in learning how to audit or having your loan audited, please contact me directly at Christine@desertedgelegal.com .

Stay tuned – I have several more blog posts for this weekend.

christine@desertedgelegal.com

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