King Of Prussia, PA asked in Estate Planning, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania

Q: I recently received Praecipe to Reinstate/Reissue involving my late aunt's mortgage. Why would I and what can I do?

I already had a Conciliation Conference, which did no justice, and I felt as if it were to get me to say I was the last surviving member of the family. It is her home and noone has been there since she passed.

2 Lawyer Answers
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Norristown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: When litigation is filed -- including mortgage foreclosure cases -- the named Defendant must be served with the suit papers in a particular way, and there is a time limit for this to occur. If service is not made within this initial time period, the Complaint must be "reinstated" or "reissued," and then the time limit starts over for the Plaintiff to try to serve the suit papers again.

Best of luck to you.

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi
Answered
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: is there a property that the mortgage is on?

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