Claims of improper and fraudulent bank repossession and foreclosure have sparked a nationwide investigation into bank procedure, freezing current home foreclosures.
The freeze has allowed some families to remain in their homes, if only temporarily.
The Earls in Simi Valley bought a 4,000-square-foot, six-bedroom home in hopes that it would be the home to raise their nine children, including six adopted kids.
"This was our forever home," said Danielle Earl.
Earl says to have received falsified documents that resulted in the title of their property to be transferred multiple times.
"I found out that I wasn't paying the proper party," said Earl.
The family moved out this past summer after being evicted, but when they learned that their home had been sold to another family, their attorney advised them to move back in, change the locks and put up no trespassing signs.
"Now we're in this mess," said Earl.
The Earls currently live in their former home without the title, under constant threat of eviction. Their lawyer is filing a lawsuit against all parties connected to their loan.