Coronavirus: Common Legal Issues

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of life in the U.S. and across the world. Here, we've listed legal issues that have suddenly become pressing for many of our readers. You can also find a wealth of legal information relating to the crisis, updated regularly, on Nolo's coronavirus home page.



  • What Happens If You Stop Making Your Mortgage Payments
    As the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic plays out, many people will be struggling to keep up with monthly bills. Here's an overview of the order of events when you stop making mortgage payments.
  • How to Get Your Mortgage Loan Modified
    If you have lost income due to the coronavirus, you may be able to get a mortgage modification.
  • Writing a Hardship Letter
    The Covid-19 pandemic has created hardships for most of the world. Here's how to write a hardship letter to your lender as part of a foreclosure defense.
  • Can a Reverse Mortgage Be Foreclosed On?
    Due to the coronavirus outbreak, HUD announced it will halt the initiation and completion of reverse-mortgage foreclosures for 60 days for single-family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages.
  • Overview of the Commercial Foreclosure Process
    Commercial property owners are facing serious financial issues as businesses are ordered to close. Here's what you can expect to face in a commercial foreclosure.

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