My domestic partner and I (together 10 years, but not registered in DC) own two homes: one in DC (primary residence, I'm listed on the title, but not sure in what way) and another in VA (rental, I'm listed as a survivor). So, I believe we'd be considered joint tenants, but not sure.
We both declared chapter 7
bankruptcy (my partner in mid 2010 and me in mid 2011). Both bankruptcies were discharged. In between our bankruptcies, we fell behind on condo payments, and had some auto-deductions for condo fees returned, which generated additional charges.
During my bankruptcy process, debt collection was stayed...but the condo association still tried to collect from both of us. We assumed foreclosure would be swift on both homes, both of which were surrendered, but missing paperwork and the national lawsuit by several attorneys general have left us in limbo...we're in the home, but not sure when foreclosure will begin.
Now, the condo association is trying to go after my partner (Chapter 7, mid 2010) for the condo fees after his bankruptcy, and from both of us for all fees since my bankruptcy. They're also threatening to deny access to the building except through the concierge (which is not 24/7 as advertised). I asked for a hearing, and just got notice
of a hearing with the condo board tomorrow evening, which isn't doable for either of us due to work schedules.
Is any of this legal? Do either or both of us owe this money? Signed...broke, just not broke enough.