With foreclosures on the rise, it makes sense to know how to protect your home. The Complete Guide to Preventing Foreclosure on Your Home will provide you with tips, tricks, strategies, and secrets to prevent a foreclosure now before it is too late. When a homeowner can no longer make payments on a house, the lender or bank will attempt to seize the property. This process, known as foreclosure, is becoming more and more common, even for those with good credit. The Complete Guide to Preventing Foreclosure on Your Home will provide you with strategies for getting legal advice, keeping current on your mortgage payments, restructuring loans, and filing for bankruptcy. You will learn about debt counseling and income maintenance, tax abatement, and public assistance programs. This book also details the March 2010 modifications to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs the federal government offers to help homeowners who have been affected by the economic crisis through no fault of their own.