Thank you.Does that mean the bank will release my funds or should I hire an attorney to get help with this.
The bank is not likely to release your money, I am afraid. Or, what it may do is let the lien expire but also pursue you for any money in suit that they feel you owe by your connection to your ex. Obviously, the bank is not being considerate here.
I am afraid that the best thing that someone in your situation may wish to do is to retain counsel
. Your attorney is likely to then file several pleadings, including but not limited to:
1) A Motion for Clarification
to get the family court to clarify and rule on to who owes that debt, so that he does not pay, you may hold him in contempt and seek indemnification from him due to the bank pursuing you, and
2) Perhaps a pleading to drop the lien and/or an assumpsit claim against the bank. Assumpsit for money had and received lies whenever one has received money which in equity and good conscience one should pay to another. Hydroflo Corp. v. First Nat. Bank of Omaha, 349 NW 2d 615 - Neb: Supreme Court 1984
However, to smoothly navigate the legal system, an attorney is recommended. May I recommend the Martindale directory - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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