Skip to Content
Foreclosure FAQ

Foreclosure FAQ

Orange County Foreclosure Lawyer

If you are facing foreclosure, or if you are suffering from severe financial hardship and circumstances that you believe will lead to foreclosure, then it is important that you have skilled representation on your side that can help you effectively pursue your rights, your goals, and desires. You may have many questions regarding the process; utilize the following information to obtain some basic answers to your questions.

Seek the assistance of a Santa Ana foreclosure lawyer from our firm for more in-depth and specific answers regarding the situation that you face.


How long does foreclosure take in California?

Once a mortgage is in default the lender must record a "Notice of Default" with the country and send a copy to the homeowner. The recording of the notice starts the clock. If the homeowner does not either make up the arrearage or negotiate an arrangement with the lender in time, approximately four months later the property can legally be sold at auction provided the lender complies with all of the requirements. Because there are strict time requirements it is important to act without delay. There are a number of methods an Orange County foreclosure attorney can use to either postpone or stop the foreclosure process given enough time. Even if you think you are out of time it is still possible something can be done about it.

After I have received a Notice of Default should I just move out?

The best thing to do is to stay in your home and consult a skilled foreclosure lawyer who is truly interested in helping you to arrive at an optimum solution for your unique situation. Many people lose their homes to foreclosure because they simply don't know their legal rights or that they have options. Find out more at Foreclosure Defense.

Is bankruptcy the only way to stop foreclosure?

Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 are both very effective methods of avoiding foreclosure. They are not the only effective methods and depending upon your circumstances may not be the best solution for you and your family. It may be as simple as renegotiating your loan payments or the interest rate.

Beware of plans that sound too good to be true. There are a number of organizations which make false promises as to how they can help you save your home in order to take your money, your home or both. A qualified foreclosure lawyer can explain all of your options and assist you in avoiding scams.

Can't I negotiate a loan modification on my own?

If you are dealing with only one lender you could successfully negotiate and get a new loan agreement. Be aware that there are numerous possible pitfalls when you represent yourself. For example, if you have a first and second mortgage, you might come to an agreement with one lender only to have the holder of the other mortgage balk after getting all of your financial information. Now the lender can use this information to its advantage.

Once you have divulged your pay, retirement, bonuses and information about your other assets, there is no "taking it back". A skilled foreclosure lawyer can negotiate a loan modification, short sales, deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, and other foreclosure alternatives on your behalf and ensure your interest and future is protected.

Serving the Residents of Orange County, California

If you are facing foreclosure, then you need skilled legal assistance on your side. At 1st California Law Inc., we understand the difficulties of the situation that you are facing, and you can be sure that we will work with you to pursue the results that you need in your situation.

We offer a free case evaluation so that you may obtain some legal advice and information regarding your case before making any financial commitment to our firm. Contact us today for the skillful representation that you need on your side.

Read Real Reviews

    "Amazing law firm to work with, very knowledgeable, & very kind!"
    Amazing law firm to work with, very knowledgeable, & very kind. They made filing for bankruptcy easy. Kevin is a amazing lawyer, would definitely recommend to friends and family.
    - Evelyn V.
    "Kevin made us feel at ease during a very stressful time in our lives."
    Kevin is the best! He made us feel at ease during a very stressful time in our lives. His upbeat personality and thorough explanations made this whole process effortless. His communication was on point and the cost for his services was absolutely reasonable. If I ever need legal service again in the future, he is my go to guy. Love him!
    - Elizabeth C.
    "Being the light at the end of this scary tunnel!"
    Nobody ever hope to find themselves filing for bankruptcy but when I did, my first call with Kevin put me in such ease that I knew I found the right person to help me.
    - Leslie I.
    "Made the entire process of filing my case approachable & much less stressful than anticipated!"
    Kevin was absolutely fantastic to work with. He made the entire process of filing my case approachable and much less stressful than I anticipated. He was responsive, professional, and direct throughout the entire process, and personally accompanied me at my hearing. I would highly recommend his services.
    - Ashley T.
    "One of the best bankruptcy attorneys to work with!"
    Kevin Kunde was one of the best bankruptcy attorneys to work with. He was kind, informative, courteous and very knowledgeable. I would recommend 1st California Law and Kevin Kunde services to anyone seeking debt relief assistance. Bankruptcy can be a very scary situation and I through out the entire process I felt well guided and taken care of by 1st California Law. Thank you for everything.
    - Melissa L.
    "Awesome attorney"
    I recently filed for my Chapter 7 through Mr. Kevin’s law firm and I could not be happier with his services. All of my concerns and worries were eliminated when Mr. Kevin thoroughly explains the process of bankruptcy filing and court hearing. The actual court hearing is very simple and to the point, just as Mr.Kevin said. In all, i highly recommend Mr.Kevin as an attorney for anyone who is in need of financial debt relief. He is kind, transparent, and dedicated to his profession. I'm glad i have had a chance to work with Kevin.
    - Bruce
    "Great Service"
    It was the best experience ever with Kevin, I consulted several attorneys regarding my bankruptcy before I went to Kevin, and Kevin was very helpful and also the fees is very good. It was so easy to prepare my filling with him and he kept me updated with everything and tell me everything I need to know even if I didn't ask for it. Kevin show up with me in court and he was very helpful in getting over this stressful situation easily and smoothly, highly recommended him and his office if you look for any financial relief advice or help. Thanks Kevin.
    - AA
    "Best lawyer"
    I'm 100% satisfied with his service I highly recommend to anyone!
    - Vivian

Marks Of Recognition

Why Choose 1st California Law Inc?

  • Thorough Communication with Our Clients
  • Passionate Service, Personal Help, Practical Solutions
  • Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
  • Free Initial Consultations
Get a Free Consultation Today Contact Our Offices

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.