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Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
Know your options to leave your home, stay in your home, or get a reverse mortgage.
Information about fraudulent foreclosure rescue scams and where to find help.
HBOR only applies to foreclosures on first-liens, or the first mortgages on the home. Homeowners can take banks to court for violating various parts of California"s statutory, nonjudicial foreclosure system.
Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.
If you are faced with foreclosure, you can work to save your home " or at least limit the financial damage caused by foreclosure.
How to protect your home and your equity.
Types of foreclosures - judicial versus nonjudicial.
California"s programs help struggling homeowners with mortgages.
If you're behind on your payments and want to avoid default or foreclosure.
Alphabetical Listing of Resources
The comprehensive guide to making purchases and dealing with companies.
Federal government programs to save your mortgage.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.