Why hire a Foreclosure Defense Attorney?

Deciding whether to involve an attorney to help you in the face of foreclosure may be a difficult decision to make. You are already in a situation where money is tight, and you may wonder whether you even need an attorney at all. The truth of the matter is that when you are served a notice of foreclosure, this is actually a lawsuit that has been filed against you. An attorney will have the legal knowledge and experience to assist you through this process and actually help you take action to save your home or avoid foreclosure, depending on your particular goals. The right foreclosure defense attorney can help you in many different ways:

  • You only have 20 days to file a response or a motion to dismiss after being served a notice of foreclosure in Florida. An attorney can help ensure this response is properly filed, helping you take the right action in this short timeframe.
  • A lawyer can help you explore potential alternatives to foreclosure, such as a short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure, helping you understand the potential advantages or disadvantages associated with each.
  • A lawyer can also talk to you about filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, as this may help you stop foreclosure proceedings and even save your home depending on the case.
  • If you are going to fight the validity of your foreclosure, you may need to go to court. An attorney can properly present your case and defend your rights in all court proceedings.
  • Throughout the foreclosure process, an experienced lawyer can help ensure that your case is handled and your legal rights protected to the fullest extent of the law.

For a free review of your case and to learn more about how our firm can help, contact a foreclosure defense lawyer at LeavenLaw today! We represent clients throughout Florida from our offices in Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota.