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What is the Master-In-Equity court?

On Behalf of | Jul 3, 2023 | Foreclosure/Repossession

A foreclosure involves many different people. Everyone has a specific role in moving the process forward or assisting with trying to resolve it.

One of the most important people in a foreclosure is the person who will make the final ruling. This is the Master-In-Equity who presides over the Master-In-Equity court.

About the Master-In-Equity-court

The Master-In-Equity court only hears matters that do not involve a jury, such as foreclosures. This court is a part of the Circuit Court and receives its cases from that level. You cannot initiate a case in this court. It only receives appointments from the Circuit Court.

There are 23 counties with one of these courts in the state. The court will handle all matters in the case, including ordering the sale of the property if required.

The person who is in charge of this court is the master. The governor appoints the masters under the advisement of the General Assembly. They hold the position for six years.

Appeals for matters handled by the Master-In-Equity court go to the Court of Appeals or the state Supreme Court.

The court in Anderson County

Anderson County is one of the counties that has a Master-In-Equity court. The master holds sales twice a month for properties that he or she ordered to sell during a foreclosure hearing. The sales occur at the county courthouse.

The Master-In-Equity court hears many matters, but people often know it because of foreclosures. It is this court that will handle foreclosures in their final stages and set the auction sales.