Q: How much time do I have to fight a notice of foreclosure once I've been served?
A: The date that sets all other deadlines is your return date. If you look at the summons and complaint, you will see the return date listed in the upper right hand corner of the summons. The return date is set by the attorney who filed the complaint and is an arbitrary date left within the attorneys discretion so long as at least 12 days can elapse from the time of service before it is returned to court and it must be filed in court no less than six days prior to the return date. The return date must also be a Tuesday.
If you do not already have an attorney to handle foreclosure defense, I suggest you obtain one immediately. My firm regularly handles foreclosure defense and would be happy to meet with you. If you would like to contact us and schedule a consultation, our firm number is 203. 870. 6700. Please mention that you contacted us through Justia and corresponded with Max Rosenberg.
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