York, PA asked in Banking for New Jersey

Q: I co signed the mortgage of my cousin almost 5 years ago where we had a verbal agreement that in 2 years he would refin

Ance and I am struggling for him to take me off the mortgage. What do I do?

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney to represent your interests in this matter. There is a straight forward way that an attorney who is experienced in both civil litigation and real estate can take to protect your interests. Trying to represent yourself in Court is a bad idea. Not only are you emotionally involved, but you are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to handle a legal case, especially if litigation is involved. However, if you do not retain counsel, and the opposing party does have counsel, you will could get slaughtered (figuratively speaking). Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

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