A Final Judgment Is Not Always Final

Even After You Have Received a Final Judgment It May Not Be Too Late

While it is always best to immediately seek legal representation as soon as possible after being served with a complaint, there still may be steps you can take to save your home after a final judgment has been entered, and believe it or not, after the property has been sold. While every situation is unique, the law is clear that a final judgment can only be set aside if it was entered less than a year ago. The odds of having a final judgment vacated or a sale set aside drastically reduces the longer you wait to seek relief.

Even in situations where a final judgment cannot be vacated, having attorneys who can go to court and fight for valuable time to complete a loan modification or short sale can prove to be worth its weight in gold, saving you up hundreds of thousands of dollars in collectable judgments. The best example is if your property is underwater and you are trying to complete a short sale and cancel the deficiency balance on your home. Having an attorney who is simultaneously negotiating your short sale and representing your legal interests exponentially increases your chances for a successful resolution.

Having attorneys who understand the substantive basis for obtaining post final judgment relief can buy you and your family critical time. Even if your particular final judgment cannot legally be vacated, having a law firm who can help you navigate a loan modification or short sale, while ensuring your home not sold in the process, can give you the peace of mind that you and your family need during difficult times.

The RLG Legal Team also include attorneys Carlos J. Reyes – Principal,  Melissa J. Ulloa and the RLG Legal  Support Team to bring you a dedicated, experienced and dynamic legal team to handle your legal needs.

We also assist clients in the areas of: Civil LitigationReal Estate LitigationResidential Purchase & SalesCommercial Acquisitions & SalesResidential Landlord-Tenant LitigationCommercial Landlord-Tenant LitigationShort Sales NegotiationsLoan ModificationsCriminal DefenseCivil Rights ClaimsFamily LawCorporate Work, and Labor & Employment Law.

Call us for a FREE consultation at (954) 369-1993  Se Habla Español.

Visit our firm website ReyesLegal.com and review our credentials.

We are located at 150 S Pine Island Rd #210, Plantation, FL 33324


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Reyes Law Group represents clients in a multi-disciplinary legal practice involving real estate transactions and litigation with a “footprint” that covers the State of Florida. Over the firm’s first 10 years, Reyes Law Group has closed over $100M in commercial closings, representing buyers and sellers in contract negotiations, due diligence, and the related title review and policy issuance related to closings. In litigation, the firm has commercial litigation experience focused on prosecuting or defending claims such as breach of contracts, partition actions, trade secret violations, and breach of non-competes. However, our firm’s MAIN FOCUS is assisting asset and loan portfolio managers, investors and private lenders with a “ 4-PILLAR APPROACH” to the legal challenges they face with non-performing assets: 1) LOAN WORKOUTS; 2) COMMERCIAL FORECLOSURES (across the State of Florida); 3) COMMERCIAL EVICTIONS; and 4) REO COMMERCIAL CLOSINGS.30+ years’ legal experience means - WE CAN HELP!

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