In some jurisdictions, [[wex:mortgagee|mortgagees]] must get a court order to [[wex:foreclosure|foreclose]] on a [[wex:mortgage]]. This is called a judicial foreclosure. Judicial foreclosures (like all [[wex:Foreclosure|foreclosures]]), are governed by the law of the jurisdiction that the mortgaged property is located in. This is almost always the law of a state. See [[wex:table_property|State Property Statutes]].