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Was I treated unfairly by judge and if so, is there any

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Was I treated unfairly by judge and if so, is there any recourse? Do I have a fraud case?
My ex-spouse was found in contempt in 2011 for not changing his debt back to his name in a divorce in 2008. His actions caused a chapter 13 bankruptcy for me and the loss of a property I had before the marriage as well as the one during the marriage. He did something similar to his previous wife. He destroyed my life financially. Is there a possible fraud case in this?
Recently I returned to court because my ex-spouse is leaving the woman he left me for and owes her child support. He still owed me over 60,000 for the debt and bankruptcy. The most recent judge toId me to visit the prose room and file a judgement. I did and when we returned to court he made me ask questions of the defendant, even though I had none, and in the end said I had no case and he was cancelling the contempt court rulings since the bankruptcy was closed and any money collected would go to them. He wouldn't award me money for my name change, court fees or anything. I just did a song and dance for him and he took everything away that I had been awarded. Is it possible to overturn the contempt ruling? Was I treated fairly?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 4 months ago.

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Unfortunately I can't tell you whether you were treated fairly or not since I wasn't at the hearing and didn't hear what actually went on. I can tell you that many people believe they were treated unfairly when the judge is just following what the law says he must do.

It is possible to appeal the ruling, however you will definitely need lawyer to help you with that. In addition, if this just happened the lawyer may be able to get this back in front of hte judge and "prove up" your case.

You may also be able to file a completely separate fraud case against your ex. Unfortunately, the only way anyone can tell you if it is a viable case is by going through all of the paperwork, the transcripts of the court hearings, etc.

You would want a lawyer that does Civil Litigation and, if possible, one who does Family Law as well. you should beable to find one that handles those two type of law by going to and entering those two specialties in the Are of Practice section and then looking for lawyers whose names are ***** ***** lists.

In addition to knowing whether you can file a case you also want to talk to the lawyer and ask him if you can collect on any judgment you get.

If your question has been answered then I'd offer my best wishes to you and ask that you please not forget to leave a Positive Rating so I receive credit for my work.

Of course, please feel free to ask any follow up questions in this thread. I want to be sure that all of your questions are answered. In addition, once you issue your Positive Rating the question will lock open and no longer time out so you can come back to it anytime in the future if you think of any follow ups.

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