Nov 26, 2019 by |

California and Marin County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Mortgage Relief Scams

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Dangers to Senior of Mortgage Relief Scams

The possibility of losing your home to foreclosure can be terrifying for anyone, particularly for a senior with limited resources.  Seniors on fixed incomes may fall behind on mortgage payments due to big medical and care bills or other emergencies.  If the bank issues a default notice or begins foreclosure, “mortgage specialists” may approach the senior offering help. Sadly, some of these companies deceive the senior and leave him or her in worse financial shape than ever and may even take away the senior’s home.  Deceptive practices like that may constitute financial elder abuse in California and the elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. may be able to help you if you or a loved one is a victim of such a fraud.[1]  Call us today at (415)441-8669.

Many of these mortgage specialist companies convince seniors they can get the senior’s loan modified to reduce monthly payments or take other steps to save a home headed to foreclosure. Other scammers say they’re affiliated with the government or your lender and still others promise the help of attorneys or real estate experts. Unfortunately, many companies use half-truths and even outright lies to sell their services.  They promise relief, but don’t deliver.  Aggrieved seniors may end up losing their home to these predators

The elder abuse litigators represent seniors victimized by financial elder abuse from any corner: caregivers, financial advisors, insurance agents, retirement planners, trustees, persons with a Power of Attorney, or mortgage relief firms. Our attorneys know how to analyze financial elder abuse facts, gather evidence of the abuse, and help you in bringing an action against all parties responsible for your injury.  California offers extra damages and other relief to injured seniors, including in certain circumstances awards of attorneys’ fees and costs for bringing their case.  Our lawyers will pursue all the remedies available to you.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been the victim of financial elder abuse or fraud in any kind of situation, including from a mortgage relief specialist here in California, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. We litigate on behalf of seniors who suffered cognitive impairment when they were talked into a reverse mortgage or were sold an annuity or life insurance with the proceeds. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies.  We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement.  We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm does not handle mortgage modification cases or foreclosures but can represent you if a company has offered mortgage relief services and you have been harmed as a result of their fraud or other misconduct constituting financial elder abuse.

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