While anyone could lose their home to eviction, it is people on Social Security disability who face this and other economic problems most. Often, getting an eviction notice is the first time many people have an encounter with the legal system. The process can be so intimidating that a lot of people do not respond to an
eviction notice. If you fail to appear for the court proceedings, you are sure to lose and be evicted. Hiring a lawyer would help, but if people cannot pay their rent, they are not likely to have money for a legal representative. Legal Aid can assist, but they tend to be overwhelmed.
A New Website Offers Plenty Of Good Information
Fortunately, there is some good news on this front. The Arizona court system has published a webpage regarding eviction. This is not a substitute for a lawyer, but it is a big boost for those people who cannot afford one. This webpage has simple explanations of the process, together with the required forms.
If you get an eviction notice and you do not have a lawyer, check out this webpage before going to see the judge. If you go to court armed with this information, you might be able to keep your home.
Tell The Judge If You Are Disabled
As always, make sure to tell the judge if you are disabled. It might not prevent your landlord from evicting you, but it could prevent that landlord from taking money from you for past due rent.