Courtroom5’s legal toolbox levels the playing field so you get a fair hearing in your foreclosure case. You may not ultimately save your home, but you can buy yourself some time. Arm yourself with the tools to fight.
Fight like Preston
Preston incurred huge medical expenses when his wife was hospitalized for an extended time. He was unable to make his mortgage payments to ABC Bank. He didn’t want to lose his home, so sought a loan modification. The bank rejected his request and told him to reapply in six months.
With no other choice, Preston stopped paying the mortgage. A year later, ABC brought a foreclosure action against him. Preston couldn’t afford a lawyer, so he decided to defend himself in court with Courtroom5.
Preston Learns to Litigate at Courtroom5
- Preston takes several courses and workshops to understand his options.
- Preston learns to set goals. He expects to eventually lose his home, but he needs two years to get his finances together. He sets a goal of retaining the property for 1000 days.
- Preston learns to connect his goal to a strategy. He will delay the foreclosure judgment until his finances improve. His job now is to execute that strategy.
Preston Uses Courtroom5’s Tools to Start Strong
- Preston uses the Counts Tool to understand his case and the bank’s case.
- When Preston uploads the bank’s complaint to his Filings tool, he is spoonfed information to help him decide the next step.
- Using a guided template in the Documents tool, Preston begins to execute his strategy by drafting and filing a Motion for Extension of Time to respond to the complaint.
- He uses the Tasks tool to set reminders for important dates in his case.
- He uses the Laws tool to find cases and statutes to support his motions and pleadings.
- He visits the community to refine his strategy and to exchange ideas with other Courtroom5 members.
Preston Presses His Case
- The court grants Preston’s Motion for Extension of Time, which gives him 30 extra days to respond.
- As the deadline approaches, he files a Motion to Dismiss the bank’s complaint.
- Preston sets a hearing on his motion for 2 months later.
- Preston’s Motion to Dismiss is denied, but it takes 4 months to get a ruling on it.
- Preston answers the bank’s complaint with numerous affirmative defenses.
- Preston serves numerous discovery requests. Ten months later, discovery is still ongoing.
- Preston finds a minor error in the lis pendens filed by the bank and files a Motion to Strike it, with a related Notice of Deposition and Subpoena, which delays the case another 11 months.
- Preston twice moves to compel discovery from the bank, taking up 5 months of the court’s time.
- When the bank offers Preston a deed in lieu of foreclosure to settle the case, he’s been in a new home for several months, his family is healthy, and his finances are sound.
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