09 Foreclosure Division

Mortgage Foreclosure

Foreclosure is the enforcement of a mortgage lien by judicial sale of the property. A mortgage lien is created when there is a loan contract for money borrowed under a note. This loan is secured by the mortgage lien upon real property. When the debt is not paid according to the loan contract terms, or when other contract terms are violated, the lender can pursue its lien on the property. If you represent yourself and are served with a writ of eviction or other notice in a pending Foreclosure case the procedures for scheduling a hearing can be found here: Foreclosure Procedures Presiding Judges in the Mortgage Foreclosure Division:

JOEL LAZARUS (Foreclosure - Senior Judge)

Phone Number: (954) 831-7770
Chamber: WW14133
Courtroom: WW14160
Division: 11

BARRY STONE (Foreclosure - Senior Judge)

Phone Number: (954) 831-7770
Chamber: WW3121
Courtroom: WW4150
Division: 11

Unit Case Manager Supervisor: 

Jacqueline Mullings
Foreclosure Unit Supervisor – Division 11
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida
Broward County Court House
201 South East 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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