Cleygon came to Legal Services for help with a reverse mortgage foreclosure. Legal Services attorneys joined forces with pro bono attorneys Robert Segear and Patricia Green to save Cleygon’s family home of more than forty years, successfully preventing homelessness for this veteran.
When Cleygon’s father passed away, the reverse mortgage became due and payable. As with most reverse mortgages, heirs may purchase the property for 95% of appraised value. Legal Services represented Cleygon in the foreclosure, cancelling numerous sales, filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, working with both the foreclosing and new lenders on the financing, and negotiating a settlement of four county mortgages that encumbered the property. We worked in close collaboration with Put Something Back pro bono attorney Robert C. Segear of Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty & Hartog, P.A. who administered the probate estate for ten heirs and pro bono attorney Patricia K. Green of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. who represented Cleygon in the real estate transaction. Collectively, more than 200 pro bono hours were dedicated to preventing homelessness for this veteran and to saving his family home of more than forty years.