FREE LEGAL HELP! For homeowners who have received a Foreclosure Summons and Complaint
Dane County courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton Street, every Tuesday, 9 - 11 am in the Legal Resource Center (Rm. L1007)!
Consumer Law Clinic Foreclosure Helpline @ 608-263-9574
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 Answer Clinic. 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 Foreclosure Answer 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.
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.