What To Expect At A Foreclosure Non-Jury Trial
Towards the later stages of a Foreclosure the Court will furnish an Order setting the case for a Non-Jury Trial. In addition, they will provide pretrial procedures for the parties to adhere to leading up to the trial date.
What Does This Mean?
When the Court sends the Order, the case is ready for trial. Further, deadlines that the parties need to complete go before the Judge. These include depositions, document exchange, and mediation.
This also means that your Foreclosure Defense Attorney is making moves on your behalf. This may include preparing your case for trial, settlement discussions (e.g. loan modifications) or requesting an extended sale date with the Bank, talks of selling the property through a short sale or abandoning the property through a deed-in-lieu of Foreclosure or even filing for Bankruptcy.
At this stage, they still have the opportunity to fight their case. At the Trial, they can bring all witnesses and exhibits to defend their case.
Although a Non-Jury Trial has been set by the Court, the Homeowner still has the right to attempt to obtain a loan modification or sell their property through a regular sale if there is equity in the property or a short sale if the property is underwater. A Florida Foreclosure Non-Trial is usually set several months in advance, so the Homeowner has plenty of time to explore their options regarding saving their property or selling their property.
If you are a Homeowner and have received a notice of Non-Jury Trial and need guidance exploring your next course of action, contact the experienced Foreclosure Defense Lawyers at 954 Foreclosure Attorneys, PLLC at 954.237.7740.
We have Foreclosure Defense offices in both Broward and Palm Beach Counties in order to better serve our Foreclosure Defense clients.