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Fort Myers Foreclosure Attorney

Fighting for Your Rights During Foreclosure

If you are facing a foreclosure action, you need to call an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The service of the first legal papers associated with a foreclosure, the Complaint in Foreclosure, only gives you 20 days within which to file an answer to the complaint after you are served and preserve your rights and defenses. At Your Advocates, we have been specially trained in the local practice here in Lee County.

How can a foreclosure defense lawyer help me?

If your lender begins foreclosure (or you are far enough behind on your mortgage payments that foreclosure may occur), a lawyer may be able to help, given enough time. Some common foreclosure defense solutions include:

  • Loan modifications and loan refinancing, with the help of HAMP and HARP, have helped many people stay in their homes.
  • If you don't want to keep your home, strategic default and deed in lieu of foreclosure have helped many homeowners terminate their obligations under an otherwise bad loan situation, and avoid having a foreclosure on their credit record.
  • Lenders must follow strict guidelines when processing loan modifications or initiating foreclosure proceedings, and an attorney can ensure your lender isn’t violating your rights as a homeowner.

There have been many stories written about the local rules and practices that are being employed by the court to speed cases through the system and foreclose on defaulting debtors' homes. The nuances of the law and local procedures escape even some of the most experienced attorneys. As one of the top five states in the nation in foreclosure properties, our courts are inundated and overwhelmed by the volume of foreclosure cases they are being asked to handle.

Why You Need Your Advocates

This is why, if you do not have an experienced and savvy foreclosure defense lawyer, your chances of getting a fair trial or process in foreclosure is slim to none. If you are associated with an HOA or a COA, and need to file a foreclosure action against a homeowner for failure to pay fees, we can initiate and prosecute an action for your association as well.

    We also defend against HOA and COA foreclosures for the non-payment of fees and dues. If you do not have a lawyer versed in the foreclosure game in Florida, you will be fighting with both arms tied behind your back. Contact us today for more information and a free evaluation of your case. Our foreclosure attorneys in Fort Myers are here to help.

    Meet Our Attorneys

    • William M. Powell, Esq.
      William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    • Rita M. Jackman
      Rita M. Jackman Partner
    • Adam J. Stevens
      Adam J. Stevens Partner
    • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
      Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    • Diana Castrillon
      Diana Castrillon Attorney
    • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
      William M. Powell, Esq.

      Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

    • Rita M. Jackman Partner
      Rita M. Jackman

      Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

    • Adam J. Stevens Partner
      Adam J. Stevens

      Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

    • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
      Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

      His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

    • Diana Castrillon Attorney
      Diana Castrillon


    How We're Different:

    • Dedicated & caring service
    • Over 70 years' combined experience
    • One-on-one attention
    • Customized strategies
    • Accessible - 24 hour response time
    • El abogado habla español