Jane Doe Lis Pendens? - Posted by Matt

Posted by Ben (NJ) on September 10, 2002 at 11:29:03:

Needless to say when doing a foreclosure you don’t get alot of cooperation from the defendants. Often you don’t know if they are married or re-married, you don’t know whether the property is rented to tenants or exactly who the occupants are. These terms are used as catch-all phrases.

Jane Doe Lis Pendens? - Posted by Matt

Posted by Matt on September 10, 2002 at 10:45:30:

While searching through public records, I often come across Jane Doe and John Doe with a lis pendens and usually some bank as the grantor. There is always a lot of them too, so I know that’s not their real names. What does that mean? Are the home owners unidentified or protected or what? Thank you for any responses.

John & Jane Doe get sued a lot - Posted by JT-IN

Posted by JT-IN on September 10, 2002 at 12:24:01:

Those folks are gtetting the pants sued off of them… repeatedly. LOL

A listing for John or Jane Doe, Spouse of Defendent, as well as John and Jane Doe, Tenant, will eliminate anyone from claiming they weren’t named, if either married to, or a Tenant of the Defendent.

Once that filing is made, you have been served in public record; period.