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I am sorry to hear about your situation! It sounds horrible. When your dog bites someone and causes them injury, you are legally responsible for it. However, you have stated that your husband has filed bankruptcy. When someone files bankruptcy, they are protected from further lawsuits until the bankruptcy is over. If the dog actually belongs to you rather than your husband, you could personally be sued. If you file for bankruptcy, this will also protect you.
Regardless, you are facing actions by this man that take it out of the norm. He cannot come to your house and beat on your door. Further, I do not believe that he has a right to have the dog put to sleep when you have already faced charges from the city. This means the issues is "res judicata", meaning it has already been decided. You need to contact the police and tell them what is going on. What he has done now could constitute criminal harassment
, assault and trespass.
You could agree to pay him a little at a time, but if you do so, you need a written agreement which states what you owe, that you will pay him a certain amount per month until fully paid off, and that he releases you from all claims.
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