I have a case pending and would like to know what is the difference between the two and which is more appropriate in a foreclosure case.
Estate Planning Attorney
Foreclosure is a judicial process and can include a mediation. Foreclosure conciliation is similar, but can take place inside or outside of the judicial process. Foreclosure conciliation does not have the same rules and standards that a mediation does and there is no mediator. If you are in foreclosure and are not represented by an attorney, I recommend that you consult an attorney to better understand the process and protect your legal rights.
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Family Law Attorney
If you have a pending foreclosure court action, then the court will usually request that you partake in mediation either through the RMFM program or private mediation, if requested. Foreclosure matters whether pre or post suit are incredibly difficult to navigate without legal representation. Consultaiton with a foreclosure attorney, like our firm, is strongly recommended.
The attorneys whom have answered are correct, and you should consider this along with having counsel assist you with this. Conciliation Conferences are quite informal and without mediators while mediations are done under the direction of Chapter 44 of the Florida Statutes with a mediator whom must report to the Court after the mediation. I usually opt for mediations for my clients to keep the procedure formal until I can determine that there is progress towards settlement. I have had cases with both.
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