Many local laws and courts have been affected by COVID-19. Please use the search for legal help tool to find a legal aid organization or self help center near you for accurate information and more support.
If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.
Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.
Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.
The comprehensive guide to making purchases and dealing with companies.
Types of foreclosures - judicial versus nonjudicial.
How to protect your home and your equity.
Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.
The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.
Federal government programs to save your mortgage.
This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.
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.
Know your options to leave your home, stay in your home, or get a reverse mortgage.
California"s programs help struggling homeowners with mortgages.
Information about fraudulent foreclosure rescue scams and where to find help.
If you are faced with foreclosure, you can work to save your home " or at least limit the financial damage caused by foreclosure.
If you're behind on your payments and want to avoid default or foreclosure.