Homeowners with mortgage issues can get free legal aid

Resolution Oklahoma is designed to help Oklahoma residents stay in their homes or seek the best outcome for their situations.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 12, 2013
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The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma are providing free legal help to homeowners who are facing mortgage issues or foreclosure.

The program — Resolution Oklahoma — is designed to help Oklahoma residents stay in their homes or seek the best outcome for their situations. The program is provided by a grant from the Attorney General's Oklahoma Mortgage Settlement Fund.

The fund was created in March, following a settlement by the Attorney General's Office with five of the nation's largest mortgage servicers — separate from the national agreement. Mortgages do not need to be with one of the five servicers to apply for the Resolution Oklahoma program.

“We signed a separate Oklahoma mortgage settlement so we could craft solutions that were best for our state,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. “Throughout this process, we found homeowners fared better with the help of an attorney. Through Resolution Oklahoma, we will be able to provide this critical legal assistance to Oklahoma families.”

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