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The California Test Case – Mortgage Banking | February 2014

A tough statute, passed in California to protect homeowners from foreclosure, has been on the books for about a year. Attorney Tim McFarlin contributes to an article featured in the February 2014 issue of Mortgage Banking. View now


Dual-Tracking Still Rampant in California Loan Modifications and Foreclosures

New foreclosure laws, including the Homeowner Bill of Rights, made “dual-tracking” illegal in California, however many lenders simply refuse to comply with the law and continue dual-tracking borrowers. Homeowners are fighting back with litigation. View Now

McFarlin LLP Litigates Bank of America Transfers to Nationstar

(PRBuzz.com) July 29, 2013 — McFarlin LLP, a foreclosure defense law firm, continues to help homeowners avoid foreclosure by scrutinizing and litigating Bank of America loans that transferred to Nationstar recently. The firm had a number of active cases with B of A at the time of the transfer to Nationstar, which will continue to progress toward a favorable resolution for clients despite the loan transfer. View Now

The O.C. Register

Irvine personal bankruptcy attorney Tim McFarlin said his business has increased 10 percent to 15 percent recently even though all of 2012 has been slower than previous years. View Now

As seen in Rivera Magazine

McFarlin LLP can be seen on page 154 in the March 2012 Issue of Rivera Magazine Orange County. View Now

Are you haunted by ‘zombie’ debt?

“People who pay all their bills on time aren’t necessarily safe from zombies. In fact, some of these old debt claims are pursued against people who have no connection with the original debt, according to Timothy G. McFarlin, an attorney at McFarlin LLP in Irvine, Calif. “There’s no real good way to prevent yourself from getting on a list,” he says. “It’s pretty random.” [...] Read more »

Renowned Attorney Tim McFarlin Demystifies The Process For Consumers Who Need Protection

“McFarlin has done so in the effort to demystify the process and to remind consumers that bankruptcy laws exist to protect them – not to humiliate them. McFarlin is a renowned authority in bankruptcy law, having discharged millions of dollars of debt for clients over the years.” [...] Read more »

O.C. bankruptcies jump 37% in September

“Attorney Tim McFarlin of McFarlin LLP in Irvine, who specializes in consumer bankruptcies, “Times are hard. A lot of people losing their jobs or working fewer hours and having trouble paying their bills.” [...] Read more »

OC METRO – Orange County lawyers promotional feature Timothy G. McFarlin

Bankruptcy should not be a personal, emotional decision, it’s a financial decision based on amount of debt, income, and present ability to repay debts. Instead of struggling with minimum payments for months, or years, and ending up in the same place, consumers and business owners should consider discharging debt where appropriate and begin the rebuilding process immediately. [...] Read more »

Consumer Advocate Teams With Noted Attorney Tim McFarlin

“Martin Andelman, self proclaimed consumer advocate, helps borrowers facing foreclosure much differently than the attorneys at Irvine based law firm McFarlin LLP, LLC. While both ultimately seek to serve the borrowers who have been dealt a raw deal” [...] Read more »

Sometimes Loan Modification Results In Higher Payments

“The intended purpose of a loan modification is to lower monthly mortgage payments for the borrower, usually as an alternative to foreclosure. This tactic is often preferred over foreclosure because of how expensive a foreclosure can be for the lender.” [...] Read more »

Irvine Foreclosure Attorney Warns To Never Let A Potential Scammer Go Unreported

“Scammers masquerading as legitimate companies continue to claim victim after victim. Even as these crimes continue to earn an impressive amount of press coverage, desperate homeowners continue to allow their sensitive emotional state to cost them” [...] Read more »

Homeowners Can Now File Suit Against Lenders

“Attorney Timothy McFarlin, a senior partner in the law firm, McFarlin LLP, says his firm has recently settled several such suits that his firm had brought on behalf of California homeowners, as a result of this decision.” [...] Read more »

MSN: Sue your debt collector

“Collection agencies are in business to scare and intimidate people,” said Timothy G. McFarlin, an attorney in Irvine, Calif. “They buy debt at a few pennies on the dollar and then they look to collect the entire amount or more when they add fees.” [...] Read more »

5 questions to ask a real estate attorney

“Ask if the attorney has dealt with transactions similar to yours. If he has, he will be better able to foresee potential problems and head them off, says Tim McFarlin” [...] Read more »

More consumers just say no to credit cards

“Tim McFarlin, a consumer bankruptcy attorney in Irvine, Calif., 34, stopped using credit cards eight years ago because he thought the industry’s business practices were unfair to consumers” [...] Read more »

Consumers dropping the credit habit

“Any time there’s even a hint of a financial issue in the consumer’s life, the credit card company will raise the interest rate,” said Tim McFarlin, a consumer bankruptcy attorney [...] Read more »

Coming soon to a grocery aisle near you: Homes for sale

Tim McFarlin, an attorney with McFarlin LLP with expertise in a variety of practice areas including real estate law, doesn’t think the RE/MAX plan is a bad idea from a marketing and promotional standpoint. [...] Read more »

Survey: Debt collection calls growing more frequent, aggressive

Sometimes it’s the number of calls — not the aggressiveness of the calls — that constitutes harassment, says Timothy G. McFarlin, an Irvine, Calif.-based attorney.[...] Read more »

Save $100 (or More) a Month

As a general rule of thumb, it’s worth looking into refinancing if the going rate is 0.50 percent lower than your current mortgage if you plan to stay in your home, says Timothy McFarlin [...] Read more »

Mcfarlin & Geurts Discharges $6.8 Million In Record Consumer Bankruptcy Case

Irvine based McFarlin LLP, LLP focuses its practice on representing Consumers and Businesses in bankruptcy, real estate matters and short sale transactions. [...] Read more »

As Business Bankruptcies Rise, Is California in Crisis?

Timothy McFarlin, a partner with McFarlin LLP LLP in Irvine, California, which represents consumers and businesses in bankruptcy transactions, says not to panic — that we’ve encountered this kind of cycle before. [...] Read more »

The New Economy: Experts at McFarlin LLP Say Bankruptcy Can Improve Your Credit Score

Irvine based McFarlin LLP, LLP focuses its practice on representing consumers and businesses in bankruptcy and short sale transactions. [...] Read more »

How to Refinance Your Mortgage

It’s worth looking into refinancing if the going rate is 0.50 percent lower than your current mortgage if you plan to stay in your home, said Timothy McFarlin [...] Read more »

Simple Tips for When to Refinance Your Mortgage in 2010

Real estate lawyer Timothy McFarlin tells the Tribune, “many consumers these days will need at least a 1 percent difference in rate to truly come out ahead.” [...] Read more »

McFarlin LLP Attorneys Put New Spin On Short Sales

Irvine based McFarlin LLP, LLP focuses its practice on representing homeowners and investors in short sale transactions throughout California. [...] Read more »

McFarlin LLP Litigates Loan Modification Turndowns

Irvine based McFarlin LLP, LLP represents homeowners whose lenders have refused loan modification requests, or withdrawn loan modification agreements. [...] Read more »

Attorney Timothy McFarlin Offers 7 Spending Tips To Avoid Holiday Debt Hangover

Orange County attorney Timothy McFarlin, partner at McFarlin LLP, LLP, offers 7 simple spending tips to help you avoid holiday debt while shopping for gifts this season. [...] Read more »

McFarlin LLP Discharges $4.2 Million in Single Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case

Orange County law firm McFarlin LLP works with consumers and businesses to discharge debt without repayment plan through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. [...] Read more »

Mcfarlin & Geurts To Represent Mammoth Equities Construction Group, Inc.

Irvine law firm McFarlin LLP, LLP provides legal representation for Orange County based Mammoth Equities Construction Group, Inc. [...] Read more »

Mcfarlin & Geurts Negotiates “Deed For Lease” Program For Clients

McFarlin LLP, LLP provides legal representation for borrowers facing foreclosure through New Fannie Mae “Deed for Lease” Program. [...] Read more »

McFarlin LLP Litigates Loan Modification Turndowns

Irvine based McFarlin LLP, LLP represents homeowners whose lenders have refused loan modification requests, or withdrawn loan modification agreements. [...] Read more »

Attorney Timothy McFarlin Offers 7 Spending Tips To Avoid Holiday Debt Hangover

Orange County attorney Timothy McFarlin, partner at McFarlin LLP, LLP, offers 7 simple spending tips to help you avoid holiday debt while shopping for gifts this season. [...] Read more »

McFarlin LLP Discharges $4.2 Million in Single Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case

Orange County law firm McFarlin LLP works with consumers and businesses to discharge debt without repayment plan through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. [...] Read more »

Mcfarlin & Geurts To Represent Mammoth Equities Construction Group, Inc.

Irvine law firm McFarlin LLP, LLP provides legal representation for Orange County based Mammoth Equities Construction Group, Inc. [...] Read more »

Mcfarlin & Geurts Negotiates “Deed For Lease” Program For Clients

McFarlin LLP, LLP provides legal representation for borrowers facing foreclosure through New Fannie Mae “Deed for Lease” Program. [...] Read more »

McFarlin And Geurts Fights For Homeowners Facing Wrongful Foreclosure

Irvine based law firm represents clients whose lenders have withdrawn loan modification agreements, considering all options to keep homeowners from becoming victims of wrongful foreclosure. [...] Read more »

McFarlin LLP Law Firm Is Successful In Saving Yet Another Home From Foreclosure

Tim McFarlin is an Irvine attorney and real estate broker who developed a specialty practice helping clients facing the threat of losing their homes to foreclosure. [...] Read more »

Mcfarlin & Geurts Law Firm To Represent International Student Volunteers In Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets Case

Irvine law firm McFarlin LLP LLP has been retained by International Student Volunteers to represent their case to halt the misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair business practices conducted by a non-profit organization in California. [...] Read more »

U.S. Foreclosures Down 11 Percent According to Index

Timothy McFarlin, a loan modification attorney in California, said the 26 percent decrease in second-quarter REOs in California could be due to a new law [...] Read more »

SPOTLIGHT ON: McFarlin LLP LLP

Timothy McFarlin is a Partner at McFarlin LLP, a firm with expertise in a variety of practice areas including real estate law, bankruptcy and reorganizations, business litigation, consumer law and mortgage litigation. [...] Read more »

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