We are a judicial foreclosure state in Illinois so the bank cannot force you to leave unless and until a judge "approves" the sale. At the court date to "approve" the sale, you can ask the judge for additional time and the judge may grant it if the judge finds that there is merit to your request even though the law is not entirely clear the judge has power to give you more than 30 days (typically a judge will give 60 days from that hearing date for good reason). Remember that only a sheriff can actually remove you from the property.
Don't wait for a foreclosure auction. Retain the right type of attorney to protect your rights. Only an IL mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney has the expertise to prevent you from having more problems than you can possibly imagine. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation. You need to retain the best mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney you can afford. You should not be restricted by geographic factors. Pick the best lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a cheap lawyer is generally never good so don't choose based on price. You should not be restricted by geographic factors. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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