The 20-Day Foreclosure Clock

Have you been served a notice of foreclosure in the state of Florida? If so, you have only 20 days to respond before your defense options are seriously limited by the law.

Twenty Days of Defense

The 20-day clock begins when the lender files a lawsuit of foreclosure against the homeowner.  Once this lawsuit has been filed, the homeowner has twenty days to file a response with the courts. If a response is not filed, the foreclosure is likely to continue as planned. While the homeowner is not automatically put into default at this point, the lender may move forward with proceedings quickly to take back the property.

Twenty days can pass by very quickly, especially when you are having financial problems. It is therefore incredibly important to respond to a foreclosure complaint and summons as quickly as possible. Hiring an experienced and compassionate real estate attorney will help you defend your home and financial future.

Contact Us

If you are facing foreclosure and would like to learn more about the 20-day foreclosure process, the attorneys of Klein Law Group can help. To discuss your case with us and learn more about your options, please contact us today by calling (561) 353-2800.