March 5, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — On March 10, 2010, the Foreclosure Diversion Program will hold its first informational session at the Augusta District Court for homeowners who have been ordered to attend as part of the new foreclosure mediation process; lenders and their attorneys in these cases are also invited to attend, although their attendance is not mandatory. The Supreme Judicial Court designed informational sessions to educate homeowners about the foreclosure mediation process and it is hoped that as a result of these sessions, the parties will be better prepared to use mediation sessions productively.
The Supreme Judicial Court established the Foreclosure Diversion Program in accordance with P.L. 2009, ch. 402, An Act To Preserve Home Ownership and Stabilize the Economy by Preventing Unnecessary Foreclosures, which was enacted in June 2009. The informational sessions, as well as the foreclosure mediations, will be held in designated courts located across the State. Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley explained that “the Foreclosure Diversion Program has been organized to centralize the management of foreclosure cases in each region. This approach permits the courts to offer this service statewide, by coordinating the efforts of limited court resources.”
For more information about the Foreclosure Diversion Program, visit the FDP website at: www.courts.state.me.us/court_info/services/foreclosure/index.html
Lauren Blake Weliver, Manager Foreclosure Diversion Program (207) 822-0706 FDMP (at) maine (dot) gov
Directions to the Augusta District Court are available [here]