Q: If a joint property owner files bankruptcy and the primary is not informed and than sued, what are my options?
I added a person to my deed of property under promise of marriage after four years. He in turn abandonds myself and property three months later. He has recently filed bankruptcy and listed my property. He was able to keep his seperate home and now the lawyers are trying to make me sale mine to pay his debts. I was never informed of a bankrupscy involving my residence. What can I do?
A: You have a problem. A chapter 7 trustee may be entitled sell the entire parcel and give you your half of the net proceeds unless you purchase the half interest that the chapter 7 trustee has in the property.
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