What: Bilingual Foreclosure Answer Clinic – a FREE walk-in legal clinic – Help available in English and Spanish. Ayuda disponible en español también.
Who: For homeowners who have received a Foreclosure Summons and Complaint
When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
Where: City-County Building, 3rd floor, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison, WI
Contact: Please contact us at (608) 261-5677 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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FREE LEGAL HELP is available for Dane County homeowners in foreclosure. Homeowners can receive basic legal information and free assistance in writing an Answer to the lawsuit at the Foreclosure Assistance Clinic. The Clinic has assisted almost 200 homeowners to understand the legal process of foreclosure and to respond their lawsuit. Homeowners who respond in writing to the lawsuit have more control over the process and a better chance for a favorable outcome.
Homeowners have ONE CHANCE to file an Answer to their lawsuit. Filing an Answer is one of the critical things a homeowner MUST do even if the homeowner is in communication with the lender and working on options such as a loan modification or short sale.
Time is of the essence because homeowners generally have only 20 calendar days from the date they receive the initial lawsuit papers to file a formal response called an Answer. Failing to file an Answer to the lawsuit on time significantly reduces homeowners’ control over the process and their ability to share their story with the judge. In addition, they may not be notified of important steps in the court process of foreclosure.
The Clinic is open the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Madison. No appointments are necessary. Homeowners should bring their Summons and Complaint as well as any other relevant papers about the foreclosure.
The Foreclosure Assistance Clinic is a collaborative effort of the Dane County Foreclosure Prevention Taskforce, the Dane County Bar Association and the UW Law School, with grant funding provided by the State Bar of Wisconsin and other support provided by Dane County.
Who We Are. The Dane County Foreclosure Prevention Taskforce is a coalition of public agencies, non-profit service providers and other community partners working together to develop sustainable alternatives to foreclosure in Dane County. For more information, please visit daneforeclosurehelp.org.
Our Mission. To develop and implement a coordinated response to the current foreclosure problem in Dane County.