Great question! Should you? Yes. Are you required to? No. But, here is a list of reasons why you should hire a top foreclosure surplus recovery lawyer to represent you in the surplus funds case:
This point is not only experience with collecting foreclosure surplus funds. Yes, I have collected over $1,000,000.00 for homeowners in Florida. Yet, I have handled thousands of foreclosure cases. This means I have extensive experience in Florida civil procedure. Florida Statute 45.032 and Florida Statute 45.033 govern foreclosure surplus funds. I have won MANY cases in Florida based upon my knowledge of procedure, not just surplus law.
- Stakes are high
Let’s face it. The stakes are high when dealing with foreclosure surplus funds. If you win, you collect. If you don’t, you get nothing. I have seen many people in Florida try to handle collecting foreclosure surplus funds themselves, and fail. Having a seasoned foreclosure surplus lawyer can make all of the difference. This is why I charge a contingency fee on all of my Florida surplus litigation cases. That means, the former owner is not out of pocket any money and will only pay me if I win and collect funds for them!
- Unexpected events
Often, clerks of the court will inform the former owner they don’t need a lawyer and they can just fill out a form to collect their funds. This drives me crazy. 95% of surplus funds cases will have some road block occur before the actual final hearing date. Whether it’s another party trying to claim funds, or a non-party trying to nose their way to some of that money. It is very rare that collecting these surplus funds is a clear path. Yet, the perception is that collecting these funds is easy, which is false.
If you represent yourself, or worse, assign away your rights to a third party asset recovery company, there is a strong chance you will not know what to do when that road block occurs. I have seen any situation fathomable in the surplus world (I have stories for days)!
If you want to collect surplus money, hire a foreclosure surplus lawyer. I won’t get paid unless I collect for you.
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