There have been a number of articles regarding courts requiring plaintiffs to attend mediation once a foreclosure foreclosure
Legal proceeding by which a borrower's rights to a mortgaged property may be extinguished if the borrower fails to live up to the obligations agreed to in the loan contract. is filed against an owner-occupied property. The three main reasons are the defendant at the final hearing states they are unable to contact the lender; the volume of foreclosures overwhelms the courts; and the courts are frustrated frus·trate
tr.v. frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing, frus·trates
a. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart: with lender's attorneys who fail to follow proper procedures.
Although the courts are not requiring the plaintiff to mediate MEDIATE, POWERS. Those incident to primary powers, given by a principal to his agent. For example, the general authority given to collect, receive and pay debts due by or to the principal is a primary power. prior to filing a foreclosure, mediation is still an obstacle the plaintiff must overcome before proceeding to judgment. It should be noted that mediation as a requirement in a foreclosure before judgment will be entered has no procedural basis or precedence The order in which an expression is processed. Mathematical precedence is normally:
1. unary + and - signs
3. multiplication and division
4. in law. Even if foreclosures are tried in equity, the equities must be balanced. A plaintiff whose complaint alleges nonpayment who is then forced to bear the costs of mediation and risk dismissal for not attending strikes a clear imbalance.
Furthermore, defendants who state they "can't reach lenders" or "can resolve the (foreclosure) problem" only tell half the story. In many cases, three months or more before a foreclosure is filed, it is the plaintiff attempting to contact the defendant. A defendant who appears at a hearing declaring they are unable to contact the lender usually has only recently made that attempt and by that time, it has been eight months to a year or more since they have made a payment toward their mortgage. Moreover, in most instances condominium condominium
In modern property law, individual ownership of one dwelling unit within a multidwelling building. Unit owners have undivided ownership interest in the land and those portions of the building shared in common. and homeowners' associations A homeowners' association (abbrev. HOA) is the legal entity created by a real estate developer for the purpose of developing, managing and selling a community of homes. also are not being paid nor are the property taxes. If not paid, these entities can foreclose fore·close
v. fore·closed, fore·clos·ing, fore·clos·es
a. To deprive (a mortgagor) of the right to redeem mortgaged property, as when payments have not been made.
b. . Also, statistics show well over 60 percent of all loans modified default for a second time or more.
There are some circuits that have found ways to manage the large volume without mediation. One suggestion might be that foreclosure judges come together, similar to a judicial conference, and share ideas regarding dealing with the volume and the issues associated with lenders' attorneys.
Whatever the end result, good or bad, the outcome will fall squarely on the shoulders of the judiciary.