If you have recently been served with a foreclosure case or know that your lender is about to file a foreclosure case against you, you undoubtedly have many questions about what will happen to you, your family and your home. As an attorney who has been practicing foreclosure defense, mortgage modification, civil litigation and real estate law in the St. Petersburg area since 1999, I have many years of experience which I am happy to share with you.
If you do not hire an attorney immediately after you are served with foreclosure, the lender could set a foreclosure sale of your home in as little as 20 days after you were served, with the sale of your home on the courthouse steps occurring as soon as 30 days later. This is obviously a stressful and scary prospect for a homeowner and family, but if you hire an attorney, the bank may be unable to set a foreclosure sale for a very long time, if ever.
I say the mortgage company may never be able to set a foreclosure sale because the reality is foreclosure cases are very difficult for lenders to win in the current environment and the lenders are often forced or agree to modify your loan rather than take the risk of losing their case.
If you have questions, please take the opportunity to contact my office at 727-954-8752 for a free no-obligation consultation regarding your case.