More Protections for Louisiana Homeowners in Foreclosure

The Louisiana legislature passed and the governor signed into law the Louisiana Home Protection Act. La. Rev. Stat. § 13:3852; La. Code Civ. Proc. § 2293(B)(1). The new law states that the sheriff cannot serve the notice of sale on the homeowner until 60 days from the date the court signed the order allowing the foreclosure. The law also requires the sheriff to include, along with the notice of sale date, information about the homeowner's options for avoiding foreclosure, including the availability of free housing counseling.

The effective date of the new law is August 1, 2013.

To learn more, see Nolo's article The Louisiana Home Protection Act.