A recent article in the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal reports that New York will be the first state to offer all homeowners facing foreclosure a court-appointed attorney. According to the New York Times, there are approximately 80,000 foreclosure cases in the New York state court system. Court officials plan to draw appointed attorneys from legal aid groups and volunteer organizations. Judge Jonathan Lippman, the state’s chief judge, has asked the New York legislature for a $100 million increase for legal services programs over the next four years. The first courts to implement the plan will be in Queens and Orange counties.
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Foreclosure defense attorney, Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.