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Foreclosure Mediation Articles


Jill Gross

FINRA Dispute Resolution Pilots Telephonic Mediation for Small Claims

(1/18/13)Jill Gross

FINRA Dispute Resolution announced yesterday that it will launch a pilot program to offer pro bono or reduced-fee telephonic mediation to parties whose dispute has a dollar value $50,000 or less.

Keith Seat

Foreclosure Mediation Update

(1/10/13)Keith Seat

Here is another in a series of updates on the development of foreclosure mediation in the United States by Mediate.com News Editor, Keith Seat.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(11/09/12)Keith Seat

Here is another in a series of articles updating the development of foreclosure mediation throughout the United States by Mediate.com News Editor, Keith Seat.

Jennifer Shack

Foreclosure Mediation by the Numbers

(10/06/12)Jennifer Shack

There has been a lot of talk about whether mediation is an effective answer to the foreclosure crisis, but there hasn’t been a lot of information. RSI is trying to rectify that. As one step in understanding the effectiveness of these programs, RSI has pulled together all the publicly available statistics for foreclosure mediation programs in the US in Foreclosure Dispute Resolution by the Numbers.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(9/05/12)Keith Seat

This is another in a series of updates on the development of foreclosure mediation in the U.S. by Mediate.com News Editor, Keith Seat.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(7/15/12)Keith Seat

This is another in a series of updates on the development and expansion of foreclosure mediation in the U.S. by Mediate.com News Editor, Keith Seat.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(5/13/12)Keith Seat

Here is another in a series of updates on home mortgage foreclosure mediation by Keith Seat, Mediate.com Legal ADR News Editor.

Jim W Hildreth

Real Estate Mediation and Arbitration

(4/30/12)Jim W Hildreth

Why Litigate when you can Mediate? Today's consumer has other alternatives in a real estate dispute to avoid the cost and stress of litigation. Two of these alternatives are mediation and arbitration.

Jim Lingl

Homeowner Mediator Association Primer

(4/09/12)Jim Lingl

There is no “right” or “wrong” type of mediation style.  Effective mediators can be helpful in almost any setting, regardless of their predominant style.  But resolution of different types of dispute can be enhanced by the selection of the best style of mediator to match the participants and the conflict.

Lee Jay Berman

When Conflict Comes Home: Homeowner Association Turns Into Mafia-like Protection Racket

(4/09/12)Lee Jay Berman

In Hawaii, a Molokai couple won a $3.9 million verdict against their Homeowners’ Association (HOA) and individual defendants when the Maui jury found that they had been subjected to bullying, threats, harassment and intimidation from their own HOA Board members and others in the complex.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(3/11/12)Keith Seat

Here is another in a series of updates on home foreclosure mediation developments nationwide from Mediate.com News Editor, Keith Seat.

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Foreclosure Mediation Program - Video

(1/25/12)New Jersey courts

Court Clips, a video, informational program produced by the New Jersey Courts, explains the foreclosure mediation program. The programs facilitates mediations between lenders and homeowners.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(1/16/12)Keith Seat

Here is another in a series of updates on the development and operation of foreclosure mediation by Mediate.com News Editor, Keith Seat.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(11/15/11)Keith Seat

Here is another update on the development and operation of foreclosure mediation programs throughout the United States written by Mediate.com News Editor, Keith Seat.

Roger C. Benson

The Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Disaster, Florida Style

(11/14/11)Roger C. Benson

A Florida Supreme Court appointed committee recommended that the state-wide mandatory foreclosure mediation program be abandoned and replaced, if at all, on a circuit by circuit basis. I do not believe the problem is with mediation; instead, the mediation process is being used to accomplish objectives that are fundamentally at odds with the very idea of mediation.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(9/20/11)Keith Seat

Here is another in a series of updates on the development of foreclosure mediation in the U.S. from Mediate.com News Editor, Keith Seat.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(7/26/11)Keith Seat

Mediate.com Mediation News Editor Keith Seat here provides an additional update on the nationwide development of foreclosure mediation programs.

Keith Seat

Update on Home Foreclosure Mediation

(5/17/11)Keith Seat

Mediate.com Mediation News Editor Keith Seat here provides an additional update on the nationwide development of foreclosure mediation programs.

Heather Scheiwe Kulp

A Foreclosure Mediation Hybrid in Hawaii

(5/16/11)Heather Scheiwe Kulp

Heather Scheiwe Kulp

Foreclosure Mediation Comes to Bankruptcy Court?

(4/11/11)Heather Scheiwe Kulp

The end of March marked the end of two madnesses: Connecticut’s journey to the championship and a foreclosure mitigation bill’s journey through the Senate Judiciary Committee. But the journey is over in only one court.

Preferred Management of Preference Cases

(3/27/11)Tad Mayer, Jack Esher

When you are filing a group of preference cases, you may want to consider the early retention of a mediator to assist in getting the cases settled promptly and efficiently. Early retention is most useful where the mediator utilizes a comprehensive, case management approach to the management of a group of preference cases.

Heather Scheiwe Kulp

Foreclosure Mediation Goes To Washington: U.S. Senate Committee On The Judiciary Hears Testimony On Foreclosure Mediation

(2/07/11)Heather Scheiwe Kulp

In the face of a tremendous snow storm, another storm received air time this morning. The housing crisis has resulted 1.2 million foreclosed homes, with promise of a million more during 2011, the anticipated peak year. So far, 27 states or localities have created some form of foreclosure mediation program to deal with the storm, with Washington State close behind.

Heather Scheiwe Kulp

Court Mediation Prompts Pre-Filing Foreclosure Mediation Program

(1/10/11)Heather Scheiwe Kulp

Three years after the first foreclosure mediation program launched in Ohio, more jurisdictions are reporting their program statistics. Resolution Systems Institute has long advocated that courts should monitor and evaluate their own programs. Monitoring and evaluations provide a tool for identifying how to improve programs for parties, lawyers, and courts.

Boston Mayor Wants Foreclosure Mediation Program

(12/27/10)

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston City Council are looking to mediation to help with Boston’s rapidly rising residential home foreclosure rate. The program, similar to other programs across the country, would require a homeowner to meet with a housing counselor prior to mediation. It also requires lenders to participate before finalizing a foreclosure. In the mediation, the homeowner and lender could seek “commercially reasonable alternatives to foreclosure.”

Victoria VanBuren

District Of Columbia Adopts Foreclosure Mediation Process

(11/22/10)Victoria VanBuren

Another United States jurisdiction has adopted a mediation process to address the ongoing foreclosure crisis. The District of Columbia (D.C.) Council approved the “ Saving D.C. Homes from Foreclosure Act of 2010,” earlier this month. The measure requires lenders to participate in six months of mediation with a homeowner prior to foreclosure.

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