Thanks to the the Florida Bar and Florida Legal Services, Florida homeowners facing foreclosure can now get access to a lawyer and free legal advice.
With the surge in real estate foreclosures, especially in Florida, this program comes none too soon.
According to Florida Legal Services Inc., 77,000 state homeowners are in foreclosure, making Florida second in the nation only to California. And many other homeowners are at least 30 days past due on their mortgage payment. Fortunately for the Pensacola real estate market, we are not seeing the high foreclosure rates that other parts of the state are seeing.
They’ll be asked some initial questions about their situation to ensure accurate placement, and then be sent to a free attorney.
The attorney will then negotiate with the lender on behalf of the client to keep the home from being foreclosed.
Here is the toll free number: (866) 607-2187
Hours to call are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
More than 10,000 Florida attorneys have volunteered their services in the program, according to Florida Legal Services Inc. Remember that next time you feel the need to tell a bad lawyer joke.
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