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BREAKING NEWS: Florida’s Foreclosure Mediation Program Cancelled

December 22, 2011 Posted by kingcade

On December 19, 2011, Chief Justice Charles T. Canady signed an order that terminated Florida’s mandatory foreclosure mediation program. The program was originally established as a means for the court system to address the overwhelming number of mortgage foreclosure cases coming through the system, and level the playing field between foreclosure victims and big banks.

This is another huge win for big banks. Cases already referred to and pending mediation prior to December 19, 2011 will remain in the program through completion of mediation. After the date of the order, no new cases may be referred to Florida’s Foreclosure Mediation Program.

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Another Setback for Struggling Homeowners

October 28, 2011 Posted by kingcade

Florida’s foreclosure mediation program, designed to settle residential foreclosures and sort through the huge backlog of cases, is scheduled to end due to a recent ruling by a judicial committee. The program, which mandated that homeowners attend a mediation meeting with their lenders before a foreclosure case goes through the courts, began in late 2009. This ruling comes as another setback for struggling homeowners, placing them at a greater disadvantage against the government and big banks. A report presented to the high court said three main factors led to the program’s demise: borrowers not trusting the program; lenders not willing to settle cases in mediation; and officials not publicizing the program. This could not come at a worse time, as Florida has a backlog of about 350,000 foreclosures and more to come.

To read more on this story visit:
http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/realestate/floridas-foreclosure-mediation-could-end/1198314

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/24/2469820/task-force-end-mandatory-foreclosure.html

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.