Washington, DC asked in Collections and Real Estate Law for District of Columbia

Q: How do I collect a judgment awarded by the Court against a contractor that caused major damage during home repairs?

Hello - A real property lien has been filed with the state. The defendant jointly owns a house with his mother (she lives elsewhere), and a foreclosure case on the property is in progress. The mother is trying to refinance in order to keep the house. As the property has considerable market value and was once fully mortgage-free, there is abundant equity involved. If sold, the mortgage would be paid first, then I would be in second position (as I understand it) in order for a buyer to obtain clear title. I am permanently disabled, and in no financial position to retain counsel. The DC Bar charges a fee for each referral, and I can't afford it. As a result of this process, I am in arrears with my condo fees and fear a foreclosure attempt on my home. Would an attorney take my case pro bono plus expenses or be willing to accept a fee from the reclaimed funds? My home would not sell at market value in its current state, and my child and I would be homeless. Please advise. Thank you.

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

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A: Try finding a foreclosure attorney, bankruptcy attorney, and collections lawyer online, and ask if they take cases on a contingency. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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