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Sailor Saves Mother’s Home with Volunteer Legal Assistance

June 30, 2017

A Navy servicemember’s mother had recently passed away while the sailor was deployed. Her mother had a will, and the servicemember was her mother’s only child. The sailor and her husband had been residing in the mother’s home to take care of her and the servicemember was particularly concerned about how to handle her mother’s reverse mortgage on her home that ultimately resulted in foreclosure proceedings. The sailor needed legal assistance to probate her mother’s estate, get the home in the servicemember’s name, secure a mortgage to pay off the home and fight the foreclosure proceedings. Within a few days, the ABA Military Pro Bono Project was able to refer the sailor to an experienced pro bono attorney in her jurisdiction to assist her with probate proceedings and resolve the foreclosure matter.  With the able assistance of the servicemember’s pro bono attorney, the sailor and her family are now living in the house her mother bequeathed to her.

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