Self Help Legal Information

This section of has information and resources about foreclosures.
  • Avoiding Foreclosure

    Having trouble making your mortgage payments? Need to prevent foreclosure? Review the links provided for information you can use. Read More

  • Facts for Consumers: Foreclosure Rescue Scams

    Fraudulent foreclosure "rescue" professionals use half truths and outright lies to sell services that promise relief and then fail to deliver. Read this for information on how the scams work, where to find legitimate help and red flags that will alert you to the businesses to avoid. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

    U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Foreclosure Rescue Scams

    The possibility of losing your home to foreclosure can be terrifying. Many so-called foreclosure rescue or assistance companies claim they can help you save your home. Unfortunately, once most of these foreclosure fraudsters take your money, you lose your home, too. Read this information for tips on how to avoid these scam artists. Content Detail

    U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Hardest Hit Alabama

    Need help paying your mortgage? Hardest Hit Alabama (HHA), a foreclosure prevention program, is available for eligible homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage payments. Content Detail

    Hardest Hit Alabama
  • Making Home Affordable

    If you are in trouble with your mortgage, can you get your loan refinanced? Can you get it modified? Programs are available to help - read the information on this website to get started. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

    Making Home
  • Q & A: Home Foreclosure and Debt Cancellation

    What is cancellation of debt? Is cancellation of debt income always taxable? Are there tax issues if I lost my home by foreclosure? Answers to these questions and more in this web site. Content Detail

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Saving Your Home From Foreclosure

    If you are facing foreclosure, there may be an option that will let you keep your home. Some things you can do: Get legal advice • Negotiate with your lender or servicer • Consider refinancing the mortgage or filing for bankruptcy • Beware of foreclosure rescue scams. Read this brochure for more information. Read More

    National Consumer Law Center
  • Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

    Are you having trouble keeping up with your mortgage payments? Have you received a notice from your lender asking you to contact them? Here are 10 tips from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Read More

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Worried About Foreclosure?

    If you feel like you may be in danger of facing foreclosure, the time to call 888-995-HOPE is now. Homeowner's HOPE, a counseling service provided by the Homeownership Preservation Foundation, can work with you to find a solution. Content Detail

    HomeOwnership Preservation Foundation
  • Worried About Foreclosure? What You Should Know

    What exactly is a foreclosure? Can I prevent having a foreclosure started against me? What are my options prior to foreclosure? This brochure answers these questions and more. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

    Alabama State Bar