Louisiana’s New Lien Foreclosure Deadline

Effective August 1, 2013, the deadline to file a lien foreclosure lawsuit in Louisiana will be one year from the date the lien is filed. Prior law required the lien foreclosure lawsuit to commence within one year after the date the lien claim was originally due. The prior deadline was often difficult to calculate. While the new law shortens the lien foreclosure deadline, it now provides a definitive date for filing of the foreclosure lawsuit.

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