My sister, brother-in-law and I are all buying a duplex in Spring Lake Township (Ottawa County). It should be paid off within the next two months or so (26 years it has taken). I am 71 and have pulmonary fibrosis and breathing is creating more and more problems (am on oxygen). I really need a house which is more accessible in many ways for my needs. In the mean time, my brother in law (Tom) has lost a total of 3 jobs within the last 13 months and moved to Alabama and is now in Georgia (still without a job). Their credit cards are maxed out, their son is renting their side for now, my sister makes one excuse after another for not working, and now they want to buy me out. They talk about their situation having major implications in their lives but only having a slight impact on my life. They are both approx. 15 years younger and have absolutely no concept of what getting older means and it gets more and more difficult to function with my fatal disease continually progressing. In order to buy me out, he'll need a job and be able to hold it for a while, and they'll to get themselves out of debt. That could be years -- or how many more jobs???? I can't keep waiting. And they should have acted on this last Oct. shortly after they moved to AL - but there's always another excuse. All three of our names are ***** ***** title, Tom and I are the only bread winners, and I did the original $8,000 down payment. I need to just sell and not continue to wait and wait for them? Do I have any legal grounds? Help....please. Thank you. My e-mail address is sgelderloos @charter.net
JA: Because real estate
law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Sorry, it's in Michigan.
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: What kind of paper work - filed for what? Sorry I don't understand you question.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Is there anything I can do to force them to sell (under the circumstances) - and not continue to have to wait for perhaps years?