A lis pendens is a written notice that a lawsuit has been filed concerning real estate, involving either the title to the property or a claimed ownership interest in it. Lis pendens are common in cases in which a home is up for foreclosure after a borrower is delinquent, as well as divorce cases in which spouses are divvying up assets. It is important that you respond to the lis pendens in the timeframe given. Preferably with the help of Legal Aid or a private attorney. Call our Orange Street office at 904-819-1266 and we can refer you to your local legal aid office.