We (my wife and I) are the co-dendants in an ad valorem tax lawsuit in a different county (Same State) that we live in. We are the lien-holdrs in the citation (for past due school taxes on the property that we hold the lien on). I am trying to understand the various legal terms used in a legal defense as a defendant. Please advise... any suggestions???
JA: You're dealing with a tough issue. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. I know the lawyer has information that can help.
Customer: The current buyers of the property have not paid the ad valorem taxes for 4 years. The plaintiffs are asking for nearly $4000 plus court costs, lawyers fees, etc.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Yes I did. He was able to assist me in getting a copy of the Lien document which lists my wife and I as lien holders on the property in question.
JA: What advice did they give you?
Customer: I have had to do my own research. Basically he told me to file an answer as soon as possible. My problem in understanding the various "Affirmative Actions
" that will satisfy the court (assuming truthfulness)
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: Well, this whole mess (lawsuit) came about as a result of a home we sold in 1989, and the buyer, at that time, set us up as lienholders of the property (assessed with late property taxes) without our express knowledge and consent.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.