Do you need a Lee County Foreclosure Defense Lawyer? You have found an experienced Consumer Protection and Real Estate attorney serving Lee County!
Things you need to know if you have just been served in a foreclosure lawsuit in Lee County, Florida!
- If you have just been served, you are in the most important time of your case. Typically, you have 20 days to respond to the complaint or you risk default. If this occurs you are more likely to have a foreclosure judgment entered against you.
- Not retaining an attorney to respond to the complaint could be very costly. Generally, if you don't bring specific defenses, they are waived. For example, if you are served in an illegal manner, but you file an answer that doesn't challenge service of process, you have waived that defense.
- You have options other than foreclosure. You may be able to modify your loan, seek a short sale, or a deed in lieu. You can seek a deficiency waiver which would help put this nightmare behind you.
- You can defend Homeowners Associations, Condominium Associations, or Bank foreclosure cases. you are generally not required to leave the property until a foreclosure sale takes place.
Payment is not the only defense. The bank or association must prove it has the right to foreclose.
- The bank is required to tell you that all communications with them can be used for debt collection purposes. This means that they can use everything you say against you. Focus on the court case and only speak to the bank through an attorney if you hire one.
- We service the whole county - Estero, San Carlos Park, Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers, and beyond. You can schedule a consultation to speak with me online - and for free! What do you have to lose?
Owen & Dunivan, PLLC - two offices to serve Lee County clients!
615 W. De Leon St.
Tampa, FL 33606
1815 E. State Road 60
Valrico, FL 33594