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November 20, 2010


I have often wondered where do they go, what happens to the children, how can this be happening? Mr. Zaretsky wrote a very poignant post about the current housing crisis and how it can lead to true desparation.

If you are living in the Greater New Milford, CT area and are in trouble, heading for trouble, getting ready to lose your home, have just lost your job, don’t despair. Please, call me. If I can’t help, I will send you in the right direction for help. That I promise.


Via Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney (Richard P. Zaretsky P.A. – Bd Certified Real Estate Attorney):

Today in my local Florida newspaper, I read in horror that two deaths related to foreclosure occurred this week. One homeowner shot himself and the other apparently was asphyxiated by running his car in the garage.  In the latter case the former homeowner was found by the successful purchaser after the foreclosure sale.

Broker or lawyer, we see people that have nowhere to turn but to us for professional advice and perhaps some hope.  Many are literally out of money and wonder about their next meal.  Some cannot pay the electric bill.  They come in, they wonder what went wrong and why is this bad thing happening to them.  They cry.  I see it more and more as this economic recession drags on.

Each person’s situation requires help.  Unfortunately, solutions sometimes seem non-existent. 

“Save a life and you save the world”.  It is a statement that has deep meaning.  The future of one person can likely over time, change the life of millions.  Just think of the James Stewart movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. 

The news stories today made me remember that solutions are not always what we think they should be.  Sometimes, although there are no financial solutions, there may be human compassion and professional experience and training that can help direct the distressed person to realize that all is not lost.  There are resources from government and charities to help the totally desperate.  Sometimes some words of realistic advice can give some grounding and a new starting point so the person can move forward away from the distress of the present.

Life has its ups and downs and in these times it is not hard to be overwhelmed with distress. It is how we deal with them that makes the difference.   It is also how we help and direct others.  Finding realistic solutions or direction to those that are desperate should be part of our jobs, and unknown to us, with compassion and concern, we may save a life.

Copyright 2010 Richard P. Zaretsky, Esq.


Be sure to contact your own attorney for your state laws, and always consult your own attorney on any legal decision you need to make.  This article is for information purposes and is not specific advice to any one reader.

Richard Zaretsky, Esq., RICHARD P. ZARETSKY P.A. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 1655 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD, SUITE 900, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA 33401, PHONE 561 689 6660   email: RPZ99@Florida-Counsel.comFLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFIED IN REAL ESTATE LAW – We assist Brokers and Sellers with Short Sales and Modifications and Consult with Brokers and Sellers Nationwide!  New Website

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