Q: My Mom received a Lis Pendens notice on her home. It is from a bank she has never had any affiliation with.
The notice states they are acting on behalf of US Bank, who she has also never had any accounts with. They name my Dad first in the notice, but he passed away in 2011. What step should she take first?
See an attorney immediately. After the home is sold at an auction you cannot get it back. It may be there is a loan out there he signed for. It may be identity theft. But you really need an appointment immediately. At the start of a case there are defenses you lose if you don't assert them and you ignore the court or litigation. You can lost other defenses by not asserting them at the start.
Even if you owe this debt it is easier and cheaper to handle these things at the early.
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