Q: I inherited property that I did not know about, and therefore never paid the mortgage or received any notifications
about foreclosure. What can I do to stop the proceedings now that I've learned about the situation?
A: You should retain a foreclosure defense attorney who can file a response with the court on your behalf and gain you some time. That attorney can help determine what is owed on the property, and if there are any other liens other than the mortgage. If the property is worth less than what is owed, you may not have any interest in saving or selling. If it has equity though, there are various options you can take to preserve any inheritance.
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