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I hired a law group to assist me with foreclosure and no help was provided and i lost my home. i need to know what other options i have with lender to gain my property back

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?

Virginia and yes. i just found out everything yesterday due my lawyer stating everything was good.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Yes

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

Yes, since i was not represented properly, i just want know how i can fight back to regain my home through legal action if i can

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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If the attorney representing you did something that caused you to lose the house, you would need to sue the lawyer for malpractice. Unfortunately, many times if you are in default on a mortgage, the attorney is fighting an uphill battle, so before you know if the attorney did what he should have done, you need to get your case file back and go to a new attorney for review of the file, if the new attorney finds there were mistakes in the representation, while you might not be able to appeal to get your home back, you could then sue the attorney for malpractice and seek to recover the value their improper representation caused you to lose.

The courts hold that if a person has poor legal representation, that is not grounds to vacate or change a judgment, so you cannot use that as a basis for appeal. The new attorney will also review the case for legal issues to see if there are legal issues for appeal, but if there are none then you have to have him examine misconduct of the prior attorney to sue the attorney for malpractice.

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