CVLS OFFERS FREE HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS WHO NEED MORTGAGE RELIEF UNDER CARES ACT

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows struggling homeowners who have federally-backed mortgages to pause mortgage payments for at least six months and up to one year. Once payments resume, lenders must review the homeowners for a range of payment options, including loan modifications. The Act also freezes foreclosure actions …

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Federal Cares Act and Evictions: Important Facts that You Should Know

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act took effect. Section 4024 of the Act provides renters with temporary relief from certain evictions and from the imposition of late fees. Continue reading for important information about the CARES act that everyone should know.

Margaret Benson receives recognition for advancing women in law

Congratulations to CVLS’ Margaret C. Benson on being named on of the inaugural honorees for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s influential Women in Law Awards! The honorees were selected because of their work to advance other women in the profession, and we couldn’t agree more with their choice. Well done Meg, and thank you for being a shining example of leadership!

Medicaid Planning Basics

This presentation will cover the basics of Medicaid eligibility and also touch on some advanced Medicaid planning topics that CVLS volunteers may encounter.

Foreclosure and Probate

The incapacity or death of a mortgage borrower creates mass confusion for everyone involved. The borrower’s family doesn’t know their options and cannot speak with the lender. The lender cannot identify who has authority on the account. And everyone’s lawyers are stuck in the middle. Matt Hulstein of CVLS will speak on probate/foreclosure crossover cases and help identify the best path forward for your clients.

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