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I got divorced 18 years ago and the property is still not settled,

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I got divorced 18 years ago and the property is still not settled, she is attempting to file bankruptsy, is there any why for me to recoup any interest in the property?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Roger replied 8 years ago.

Have you deeded your interest in the property away?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I have deeded nothing to anyone,

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I have deeded nothing to anyone,

it
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I have deeded nothing to anyone,

it has
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I have deeded nothing to anyone,

it has just been on hold sence then
Expert:  Roger replied 8 years ago.

If you still have an ownership interest, you have a right to your portion of the property - even if she files bankruptcy. If she files, you will have to file a motion to lift the automatic stay and then institute a partition action against her to divide and sell the property in order to acquire your interest.

 

If you want the property, you can buy her out and turn over any proceeds over to the bankruptcy trustee.

 

This could get a little complicated, so if she does file, you should hire an attorney to help you out.

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