A Motion for Default Judgment
means that the lender that is foreclosing is requesting judgment against you since you failed to timely respond to their lawsuit in writing to the court.
If the court grants their Motion for Default Judgment, which the court normally does, then the lender will have a judgment against you and then they will schedule a foreclosure/sheriff sale of the home in the next couple of months.
If you want to stop the foreclosure sale, common options include either (1) modifying the mortgage with the lender before the foreclosure sale, (2) refinancing the property with another lender before the foreclosure sale, or (3) filing Chapter 13
bankruptcy before the foreclosure sale.
You should be sure and check with the court from time to time to see if a foreclosure sale has been scheduled so you know when your deadline is to do something to stop the sale.
If you elect to file Chapter 13, you have to have a regular source of income with which to pay the mortgage and fund a Chapter 13 Plan, and the Chapter 13 Plan has to be enough to cure the mortgage arrearage over 3 to 5 years, plus trustee
fees, attorney fees, etc.
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