There are a lot of scams in the world of bankruptcy, foreclosure, short sales, loan modifications and foreclosure mediation. Especially in Nevada, and perhaps even moreso in Las Vegas.
You can search on Google for help. But how do you know which information sources you can trust?
Look no further because here are…
4 Websites You Can Trust for Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Information in Nevada
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada. The Bankruptcy Information page contains explanations of basic bankruptcy terms such as Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Discharge. It also has links to approved credit counseling and debtor education agencies. (Though be aware that “approved” does not mean the same as “recommended.”)
A government website set up by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. This site has a Foreclosure Mediation Hotline. A Foreclosure Information Workbook you can download and listen to. (Y puedes eschuchar en espanol tambien.) A way to report scams. And plenty of other helpful information if you’re not sure where else to turn.
For Foreclosure Mediation information, the authoritative site is the Nevada Judiciary’s website set up specifically to facilitate the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program. Plenty of good explanations and Q&A to learn from as well as updates and perspectives on how the program is doing.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) site which lists various resources and links specifically for Nevada.
The key for anyone who thinks they may need help dealing with bankruptcy or foreclosure is to start with someone you trust. That can be a government resource, or it can be a lawyer or other trusted advisor who you know is going to put your needs first.
If you’re facing bankruptcy or foreclosure, we encourage you to contact a Haines & Krieger lawyer at 702-880-5554 for information or to set up a free consultation. It doesn’t cost anything and we’ll make sure you walk out with answers you can trust.