PRINCETON – A woman is seeking to stop and stay foreclosure proceedings on her Princeton home.

Patricia Sowards filed a complaint on June 22 in the Mercer Circuit Court against Michael A. Sowards, Byron Nazelrod, Wells Fargo Financial West Virginia Inc. and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc. seeking a motion for preliminary injunction to stay the foreclosure proceedings on her home.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff and her then-husband Michael Sowards obtained a home loan from Wells Fargo in 2004. When the couple divorced in 2013, the suit states the plaintiff received ownership of the home and that Michael Sowards was to pay the monthly mortgage. The plaintiff alleges Wells Fargo has declared that the loan is in default and that either her ex-husband has failed to make payments or caused the payments to increase by modifying the loan without her permission.

The plaintiff seeks granting of a preliminary injunction, stop and stay the foreclosure proceedings and sale of the property, judge in the sum of $40,000 and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Anthony R. Veneri of Anthony R. Veneri, Esq. in Princeton. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Mark Wills.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 17-C-258

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