Newark Consumer Law Firm

Sheriff Sale Attorney in Newark

Stopping the sheriff sale is the first step you must take in order to put a permanent strategy in place. If you stop the sale now, you still have options to remain in control of your situation. You will also have the opportunity to devise a long-term strategy to save your home and rebuild your credit.

Are you wondering how to stop a sheriff sale, how long it might be before you’ll need to move, or how to get cash for keys from the buyer of your home? Our Newark sheriff sale lawyer at Dublin Packard, Attorneys at Law is here to answer every question you have. We are deeply committed to supporting struggling homeowners throughout the Newark community, and we urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible so we can help you achieve the best possible resolution.

Facing a sheriff sale? You don’t have much time. Call (862) 305-4901 or contact us online right away to schedule your free case evaluation. We offer same-day services and flexible scheduling.

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How Does a Sheriff Sale Work?

Once a lender or lien holder has a judgment in a foreclosure case against you, it can then order your home to be sold to the highest bidder at a public sale conducted by the sheriff in your county. The proceeds of the sale are used to pay off the lender and, if the bid price is high enough, all other liens on the property. In the rare event that any money is left over, you will receive the surplus cash.

The sale is conducted by the sheriff’s office in the county in which your home is located, usually on the same day each week. Interested parties appear at the sale and place live bids.

What Can Stop the Sale from Happening?

One way to stop a sheriff sale is by seeking an adjournment. An adjournment is the act of temporarily stopping and postponing a court action or hearing. In a New Jersey foreclosure case, the plaintiff (your mortgage lender) is entitled to adjourn a sheriff sale as many times as it wants for any reason (or no reason at all).As the homeowner and defendant, however, you are only entitled to two adjournments and only for two weeks each.

In certain limited situations, you may ask the court for a further adjournment, but it will only be granted for good cause (e.g. there is a sale pending, or you are about to be approved for a loan modification).

Another option you may have is bankruptcy. This is a powerful debt-relief tool that can:

  1. Stop the sheriff sale; and
  2. Bring your mortgage loan current, which ultimately saves your home from foreclosure.

Bankruptcy is not right for everyone, but it may substantially improve your circumstances. Our attorney can closely analyze your situation to determine the best possible way to avoid a sheriff sale, keep your home, and achieve long-term financial freedom.

Schedule your free initial consultation by calling (862) 305-4901 or contacting us online today. We look forward to helping you overcome your financial crisis as soon as possible.

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