Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers
Just because you have been given a notice of foreclosure does not mean that you have to lose your property. In fact, there are a few options that a skilled attorney can help you explore in avoiding foreclosure.
Depending upon your particular financial situation and your goals in the matter, a Florida foreclosure defense attorney at The Legal Assistance Center can help you avoid foreclosure by way of:
- Loan Modification
- Short Sale
- Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure
Foreclosure Timeline in Florida
The Florida foreclosure defense lawyers at The Legal Assistance Center are experienced in representing clients throughout the entire foreclosure process. The foreclosure timeline may vary depending upon each particular case, but in general an uncontested foreclosure in Florida will usually take approximately two to three months. When the homeowner takes action to stop or delay foreclosure, it will take longer.
The timeline in a foreclosure process is crucial in order to ensure that a homeowner can fight to keep his home, have time for a short sale, negotiate a loan modification or file for bankruptcy. If action is not taken in time there is nothing that a homeowner can do, except lose his or her house. This is why it is of the utmost importance that you contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have been served a notice of foreclosure.
When a lender begins foreclosure proceedings, they will file a lawsuit against you in court. You will then be served a notice of this. After you have been served, you have only 20 days to answer with the court. Filing an answer is a way of contesting foreclosure, and a hearing will then be set.
The Legal Assistance Center offers practical solutions with a personal approach for your legal issues. For an appointment, contact us at 888-355-4450 or local at 561-227-1617