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How do I get information on a lis pendens that was filed?

How do I get information on a lis pendens that was filed?There's a divorce case taking place in my family and I'm monitoring updates for one of the parties. Last year, a lis pendens was filed on a house that's marital property. It was filed well after the house started going into foreclosure. I checked the case in the court house computer system. I am aware that a lis pendens is a lien that signifies a pending lawsuit. However, I was not able to find information on any lawsuit in the system. How do I figure out what is going on? Is it possible that the other party filed a lis pendens and simply never filed the lawsuit? If and when a lawsuit is filed, would it be a separate case or would it be a part of the divorce case?

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William B. Esq.

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If he and I were separated one year now and he has

If he and I were separated for over one year now and he has not paid anything towards the mortgage on the house, is he still entitled to full 50% of the equity on the house once it's sold?

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Gerald-Esquire

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My husband and I have decided to divorce. It was mostly

Hi, my husband and I have decided to divorce. It was mostly a mutual decision, and he is going to pay me my half of the house. We each had always kept our own separate bank accounts. I would like him to pay me now so that I may go out and purchase a house of my own. I think he would be agreeable to this, even though the divorce wouldn't be technically final for another couple of months. My real estate agent has cautioned me to check with a lawyer first, because I guess he could turn around and say the new house is now community property. I rather doubt he would do this because if he does, he would have to claim his classic cars as community property, and I have agreed not to go after those items as community property. What do you think about this?

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Thank you advice on buying a home with my mother!

Thank you for your advice on buying a home with my mother! Do I need a lawyer to write up the agreement concerning the division of property ownership.....or can we write an agreement ourselves and have it notarized?

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Richard

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Thee is a radon system in my home. It used to shut off,

thee is a radon system in my home. It used to shut off, turning the water system off. On a regular basis. I then flipped the breaker and told my ex to have it check. He would not. He was responsible for the bill... He has no moved out, and after beingout for a year has claimed constructive eviction because of the radon system being off. i responded to that with an emai,asking him why he didn't just fix the system? Well, now he has written that I broke the system and he will not help pay for it being fixed...Low in behold I went down to flip the system on and it appears to really be broken. So now he has damaged the system and to sell the house it has to be fixed, in addition has an email from me which makes it look like I broke it... What do I do?

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I owned my house before marriage. We were married two years

I owned my house before marriage. We were married two years and Sis months. She took all of the assets and left me all the debt and moved out. After my Lawyer messed up a lot of things, I finally served her income and expense, property declaration, separate and community stating the above. She still never responded so I filed a default. The Court is back logged and I'm waiting for my divorce to be final. I need to refi my house. What do I do?

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My exhusband's name is ***** ***** title to my home. I want to remove

My exhusband's name is ***** ***** title to my home. I want to remove it and am looking into my options. Do you have any suggestions?

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ScottyMacESQ

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After the divorce four years ago

Hello! My name is Laura.After the divorce four years ago our joint house moved to the former husband.Now he decided to take a Reverse Mortgage on this house. It turned out that theGrant Deed has not been signed by me. My husband's lawyer sent me to signInterspousal Transfer Deed, saying that it is my responsibility.What is the validity of this paper is for me? Or is it just a formality?

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Loren

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I am in the middle of a divorce in Minnesota. I was with my

I am in the middle of a divorce in Minnesota. I was with my husband a total of 25 yrs. We started dating & living together in 1989. We bought our first house together in 1990 we were both on the mortgage & title with my maiden name of course. We sold that home on our own & took the equity from that sale & purchased land for our next home. We were both on that mortgage & title. WE sold that home on our own & used the equity money to purchase the land for our current home that he still resides in at the moment. We built this current home in 1997-1998 & closed on the mortgage the end of July 1998. Again, we were both on that mortgage & title me with my maiden name. We married in April 2002 & of course had the mortgage & title changed to reflect my married name. He is claiming that from 1998-2002 (April) because he made the house payment per our agreement & I paid all other household living expenses that those four years are non-marital. He is claiming that he is entitled to $160K right off the top of the appraisal of our home. Is this true? Thank you Steph

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