Most people are concerned about whether their mortgage company will be able to come after them for more money after the house is sold at the trustee sale
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 7, 2008
Many real estate law firms in Arizona charge consultation fees ranging from $100 -$300 to meet with an Arizona real estate lawyer for up to an hour. Until recently, Arizona lawyer Kevin Harper's firm was no different. After receiving literally hundreds of calls from homeowners facing foreclosure, many of whom simply unable to pay hundreds of dollars to talk to a lawyer, Mr. Harper decided to offer an affordable $40, 1/2 hour consultation to help people facing foreclosure or other real estate-related issues in Arizona.
"Most people are concerned about whether their mortgage company will be able to come after them for more money after the house is sold at the trustee sale," said Mr. Harper. "Unfortunately, there's no universal answer and we need to sit down with people for a few minutes to discuss the details of their situations in order to give an accurate answer. I just didn't feel good about charging people hundreds of dollars for a few minutes of my time when they're already facing a dire financial situation."
In order to serve the needs of public and in an effort not to jeopardize the remaining demands of the law firm's busy real estate law practice, Harper Law anticipates scheduling many of the consultations on evenings and weekends. Individuals can schedule a personal appointment at the firm's central Phoenix or Chandler office, or may choose to speak with an attorney on the telephone. The firm also plans to offer consultations in Tucson through an office sharing relationship with a local Tucson law firm.
In addition to clarifying the legal process surrounding foreclosure, consultation with an attorney may also reveal other situations that require legal representation. Mr. Harper explains that "you'd be surprised how often people come in unaware that they have been the victim of mortgage fraud or that they have some other rights or obligations they hadn't even thought of. When you consider how much people have to lose it's certainly worth a small cost to speak with an attorney."
Individuals interested in scheduling a consultation with Mr. Harper's Arizona real estate law firm should call 602-889-2616 or 480-899-4765. Consultations can also be scheduled via an inquiry at the firm's website at http://www.harperlawarizona.com.