Escaping the ‘Groundhog Day’ Rut: Shifting Your Mindset

 

 Groundhog Day is coming up this month, and although the visibility of Phil’s shadow doesn’t have much impact on the weather out here in California, the holiday always makes me a bit nostalgic for the Bill Murray movie of the same name. “Groundhog Day” came out in 1993, back when I was in law school,…

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It’s Time to Take Action! Your New Year’s Resolutions Won’t Complete Themselves.

 

 For more than 13 years, Lyn and I lived in a house that was too small. While it was a place we loved, it was less than 1,500 square feet, and as our daughters were born — first Emmie, then Gigi, and Sloane six years later — it became more and more uncomfortable to squeeze…

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Great Day in Court in Contra Costa County

 

 On January 23, 2020, the Law Offices of Jason W. Estavillo, PC appeared in Contra Costa County Superior Court for a hearing on one of the Lender’s Demurrers to our Client’s First Amended Complaint. The Court adopted its tentative ruling overruling the Defendant’s Demurrer to each one of our Client’s cases of action for breach…

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Home For The Holidays: This Year, We Helped More Than 40 Families Stay In Their Homes

 

 Every day when I step into the office, the work we do resonates with me. Keeping people in their homes is an important, life-changing endeavor, and I’m proud to play a part in helping families find the peace and security they need to thrive. But when the holiday season hits and the phrase “home for…

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Victory in Napa County Against U.S. Bank & Select Portfolio Servicing

 

 On December 11, 2019, the Law Offices of Jason W. Estavillo, PC (the “Firm”) appeared in Napa County Superior Court seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the wrongful foreclosure of our Client’s Property. Defendants, Select portfolio Servicing, Inc. and U.S. Bank were refusing to review our Client’s loan modification application that was submitted based upon…

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Another Victory in Contra Costa County for One of Our Foreclosure Clients

 

  On December 5, 2019, Law Offices of Jason W. Estavillo, PC, appeared in Contra Costa County Superior Court seeking a Preliminary Injunction halting any further foreclosure activity on our Clients’ property pending resolution of the action on the merits. The Court found that we had met the high standard of a likelihood of prevailing…

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Food on the Table and a Roof Overhead: Giving Thanks for the Basics This Holiday Season

 

 More than any other month, November is when I look around and appreciate everything I have. Thanksgiving puts the whole country in a reflective mood, and I’m certainly no exception. This year, I’m feeling particularly thankful for the basics: to be surrounded by my family, to be in good health, and to have a roof…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Protects Homeowners from Foreclosure

 

 November 11th was Veteran’s Day, a day set aside to honor the men and women throughout the years who have bravely fought for the rights and freedom of the American people. These men and women have suspended their lives, said good-bye to loved ones, and left to defend our country, often leaving behind homes and…

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Taking Steps to Rebuild Your Future After the California Fires

 

 Law Offices of Jason W. Estavillo, P.C. would like to extend our condolences to the many people whose homes, cars, and personal property were ravaged by the recent California fires. With the loss of anyone’s primary dwelling and inevitably all of his or her possessions, it’s often difficult to know how to pick up the…

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Are You Burying Your Head in the Sand?

 

  Save Yourself Holiday Stress by Facing Legal Problems Head-On. I look at fall as a time of transition. On one side, there are the laid-back, sunny days of summer, and on the other is the cheerful chaos of the holidays. That chaos kicks off with Halloween, which my three girls have been looking forward…

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