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Hi we are under contract with a home and the seller filled bankruptcy...before we can settle with the seller, he had to clear it with a judge in order for the title to be clear...they have postponed this 3 times and still we cannot get a firm closing date. The last issue is they are deliquent

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Delinquent on their mortgage

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Florida if it goes into foreclosure do we have any legal rights to it

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Can we encourage the judge to make a decision,,,maybe a letter from an attorney?

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 8 months ago
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I'll be happy to help you. What judge are you speaking of in terms of encouraging a decision from?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
We are trying to get his name. The seller has been keeping us in the dark and his realtor cannot get a response from him so we are trying to reach the judge.
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 8 months ago

I want to tell you otherwise but I don't think you have very much power/leeway to "encourage" a judge to make a decision any faster. You *could* try a letter from an attorney but I suspect unless you're a party to an action it wont carry very much weight with the judge.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
If this property goes into foreclosure while we are waiting to close,,do we have any legal security that we will get the house?
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 8 months ago

N​o, unfortunately not. I know, I'm full of bad news with your question aren't I. You are in a really bad situation and I feel for you.

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 8 months ago

O​nce this happens there's a whole lot of waiting and seeing. Have you been given any input from your atty?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
We don't have an attorney, we were hoping you could advise us...thank you.
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Your best bet is to keep in constant contact with the seller's attorney - and if you're aware of the bank you may want to reach out to them to indicate your level of interest.

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