I was divorce in 2011 from my ex-husband,who abandoned the household in 2008. Since that time,I paid all the bills on the house and for extensive repairs. While the home is not in great shape, I need it for my daughter and I to live. My ex-husband has paid very little childcare support, was in contempt for child support several times, and part of the child support deal was him to pay for my child's private school tuition,since he only paid very 313.00 month for child support that had to be garnished from his employment check. My ex makes over 100,000 annually in income, I have been unemployed for over 2 1/2 years and has exhausted all of my discretionary income to live. My ex told me when he abandoned the household to date another woman that he did not want any parts of the home, especially since it needed extensive repair. I stayed with our minor child to have a roof over my minor daughter and my heads, and because I used the money from the selling of my townhome (sole owner) to pay the downpayment of my home. I recently caught up with my ex,and asked him to transfer his property rights as a secondary co-signer on my home residence property to me in order for me to try to get it repaired, etc. What is the best way for him to transfer his rights to me, and for me to avoid in the State of Maryland gift taxes, property taxes, etc.
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: State of Maryland
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Concerning the property no,but our divorce was final in November 2011. I would like to have him either quik claim and or interspousal transfer, but I do not know how to proceed that would be most benefical to me. I need to do this quickly while I still know his location, but I do not want to incur hefty property or gift taxes.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes. Currently, I am in litigation
for a wrongful termination --hence unemployment, and I believe my ex is helping the defense.