I am in Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy
in Maryland and representing myself pro se.
I am drafting a motion to avoid lien but need some additional guidance. The liens involve my primary residence.
There are 5, possibly 6, creditors with interests in my house.
There are two secured creditors holdong deeds of trust totaling $459,770.41. There is apriority judgement lien by the State of Maryland for$26,517.00.
There are two additional judgment liens for civil cases that were imported from out of State. My brother holds a lien from a slander case in which there was $1 compensatory damages and $100000.00 punitive damages in addition ot $189,000.00 egal fees. There is a lien by my mother's trust for $302,756.50 for misappropriation of funds by me. It is not true, but it is a 'valid judgement'. Sine this involves breach of fiduciaty duty, I assume it is not dishargeable.
My home is worth approximately $700,000.00. I would like to argue that my brother's lien should be partially or completely avoided so that I may realize my exemption.
I know the trust judgement will stay but I am not sure if the lien could be lifted so that I get my exemtion. The trust lien was entered after my brother's lien.
Is my argument to avoid my brother's lien valid and is there any maneuvering I can do with the trust lien? I missed the appeal date in Florida for the trust lien, but can I somehow use the bankruptcy case to reopen my ability to appeal?