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Sirote and Permutt Foreclosure - How to Win

George Simons | December 02, 2022

George Simons
Co-Founder of SoloSuit
George Simons, JD/MBA

George Simons is the co-founder and CEO of SoloSuit. He has helped Americans protect over $1 billion from predatory debt lawsuits. George graduated from BYU Law school in 2020 with a JD-MBA. In his spare time, George likes to cook, because he likes to eat.

Edited by Hannah Locklear

Hannah Locklear
Editor at SoloSuit
Hannah Locklear, BA

Hannah Locklear is SoloSuit’s Marketing and Impact Manager. With an educational background in Linguistics, Spanish, and International Development from Brigham Young University, Hannah has also worked as a legal support specialist for several years.

Stop that foreclosure with the right defense.

Summary: Is Sirote and Permutt foreclosing on your property? Worried you'll lose it all? Learn how to beat a Sirote and Permutt foreclosure and win in court.

If you are facing foreclosure on your home with a Sirote and Permutt foreclosure, how to proceed depends if it's a judicial or nonjudicial foreclosure. It's easier to fight a judicial foreclosure than a nonjudicial one. If it's nonjudicial, it means that the process is outside the court system so you have to file a lawsuit.

Every home foreclosure case is different and various states have their procedures. But below is more information about how to win in a Sirote and Permutt foreclosure.

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Judicial foreclosure

If you're in a judicial foreclosure state, you need to file an answer to the lawsuit. You‘ll have to give affirmative defenses and explain why the mortgage holder shouldn't be able to do a foreclosure.

You could need to defend yourself if there's a motion for summary judgment and during the trial. If you possess good evidence that the mortgage company made a mistake during the foreclosure, such as not giving you a breach letter or starting the foreclosure too fast, you may be able to stop the foreclosure process. Or, you might be able to figure out how to save your home with a loan modification.

Nonjudicial foreclosure

A nonjudicial foreclosure involves processes that are outside court. So, you need to file a lawsuit for the judge to pay attention. Note that you will hold the burden of proof because you want her to stop a foreclosure that's allowed according to the mortgage document that you signed.

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Fighting a judicial foreclosure

With a Sirote and Permutt foreclosure in a judicial foreclosure process, the mortgage lender must file suit to get things started. You'll know there is a lawsuit when a summons and complaint are served to you. These documents will tell you about the lawsuit and provide you with about 20 or 30 days to respond if you want to fight. The lender holds the burden of proof that the foreclosure is allowed according to the mortgage deed.

The proof usually is the documents that you inked when you took out the loan, such as a promissory note or mortgage. The paperwork could include notices that you have been served with, including endorsements and assignments. Other items that may be used are accounts of payments that have been made or missed.

Generally, if you are not pointing out there were omissions or errors in the paperwork and procedures, the court will say there is enough evidence and will order that your home be foreclosed.

Filing an answer

If you respond to the lawsuit, you'll need to explain to the judge why you think the Sirote and Permutt foreclosure is out of bounds. The deadline is usually about 20 or 30 days after you are served, but this will vary by state. Be sure you review the summons you have as well as the complaint to find out how long you have to answer.

Make sure you provide the answer in the right format and you should offer responses to each claim that the mortgage company makes. When you do that, you should respond that you agree, disagree, or don't have enough information to say.

Also, you can request that the lender prove each claim, such as how many mortgage payments you missed and the fees you allegedly owe. Note that if you admit something is true, your lender does not need to prove that. Note you also may say that Sirote and Permutt do not have the right to sue you; this is known as standing.

If you file your answer, keep in mind that the mortgage lender can ask for a summary judgment against you. This means that the judge is asked to decide without any trial. You can oppose this motion by providing arguments and evidence as a response to the motion. If the court states that you don't have evidence, the lender wins the motion and there is a judgment against you. But if the judge denies it, the court lets the matter go to trial.

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Fighting a nonjudicial foreclosure

This type of Sirote and Permutt foreclosure happens outside court, so you must file a lawsuit for the judge to consider it. One of the legal issues, in this case, is that you have the burden of proof if you want the foreclosure to stop. Foreclosure is allowed in your mortgage contract, so you need to have some serious evidence to stop it. You will need to do a motion for a temporary restraining order as well as a preliminary injunction to stop the sale as the claim is being processed.

When It May Be Right To Fight a Sirote and Permutt Foreclosure

If it's obvious that your lender broke the law and you didn't have the rights you're supposed to have, then you may want to fight the case. You could get it delayed or even dismissed. So, you could stay in the house months longer than you thought.

You might be able to stop the foreclosure in its tracks if you have a robust defense, such as:

  • The mortgage company started this foreclosure because of false information, such as the payments you made were given to the wrong company and you didn't miss any. Or, perhaps the mortgage servicer overstated how much you owe.
  • You can show that the mortgage company didn't follow state law for the foreclosure.

However, you need to be certain that you file a correct response or you could lose important rights to which you're entitled.

In summary, there are ways that you can stop a Sirote and Permutt foreclosure, but there's no question it's a tall order, especially when you try to do it on your own. It's often a good idea to have your case reviewed for free by an attorney because you can gain valuable insight into whether it's worth fighting the case at all.

That said, many people succeed in delaying foreclosure for months or even years, so keep the above information in mind.

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