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Old 07-23-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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In short we need a forclosure attorney, we are about to be served forclosure paperwork. Any recomendations would be highly appreciated. Thanks, Scared In Jax
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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I am a little confused. You want a great foreclosure attorney - but aren't paying your mortgage. If you can afford a great attorney - you can afford to pay your mortgage - no? The Florida Bar has some programs/attorneys etc. to deal with foreclosures. As does JAX Legal Aid. Not sure how good they are. Would be glad to give you some web sites to check out. However - if you have the money to pay an attorney - I suggest you use that money to pay your mortgage first. Also - contact your lender to try to renegotiate your mortgage if you can't afford to pay it. Robyn, Esq.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Robyn, it's not as simple as being able to afford an attorney and being able to afford a mortgage payment. There are all kinds of issues that go into defaulting on a loan and defending a foreclosure action - proper standing, improper notice prior to default, inability to speak with lender about a modification. All of these things can be brought up in litigation and afford the homeowner some type of opportunity to at least mediate, if that is the goal.

ZZTop - I'd recommend contacting Jim Kowalski. My understanding is that he's the best foreclosure defense attorney in Jacksonville that is "for hire" (April Charney I think works through Jax Legal Aid).

Hope this helps
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