UW Law School offers free legal assistance for families in foreclosure
MADISON (WKOW) -- UW Law School is offering free legal help to Dane County homeowners in foreclosure.
Homeowners can receive basic legal information and free assistance in writing a formal response, called an Answer, to the lawsuit at the Foreclosure Answer Clinic. The clinic has assisted almost 200 homeowners to understand the legal process of foreclosure and to respond to their lawsuit.
Experts say homeowners who respond in writing to the lawsuit have more control over the process and a better chance for a favorable outcome. They say homeowners have only one chance to file an Answer to their lawsuit and generally have only 20 calendar days from the date they receive the initial lawsuit papers.
The clinics are held the first and third Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third floor of the City-County Building at 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. No appointments are necessary.
Homeowners should bring their Summons and Complaint, as well as any other relevant papers about the foreclosure. For more information, www.daneforeclosurehelp.org.
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