Foreclosure Prevention Conversations: Creating Realistic Expectations

Webinar Date: 
August 14, 2015

One of the most important things that you can do for struggling homeowners facing foreclosure is to help them understand and accept the feasibility of keeping their home. These conversations can be very difficult but they are an essential early step in any foreclosure prevention case. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss how to work with clients dealing with foreclosure to assess the best long-term solutions, including loan modification.

What You Will Learn

  • How to use the provided checklists and case assessment tools to gather the information you will need to advise your clients about their options (if any) to avoid foreclosure.
  • Difficult subjects that may come up in conversations with your clients and how to deal with them.
  • How to apply these concepts at different stages of the foreclosure process (pre-default, pre-foreclosure, and after a foreclosure sale has occurred.)


Diane Cipollone, Esq. Cipollone Legal Consults, LLC is an attorney with 14 years of experience in matters relating to mortgage origination, predatory lending, and mortgage servicing, and is a Qualified Expert in mortgage servicing. She is a consultant to the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), where she previously served as Director of Training.

Kari Rudd is a staff attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid, representing low-income consumers and homeowners, including homeowners facing foreclosure. A 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Kari served as an Americorps VISTA attorney in the foreclosure prevention program of Housing Preservation Project (St. Paul, MN) prior to joining Bay Legal.


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