From your query, it appears, you obtained the judgment against the former renter was obtained prior to his/her Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filing, no lien was placed against any of the Judgment Debtor's real property, the former renter's Bankruptcy matter was a no-asset case and was concluded, you received Notice of the Bankruptcy proceeding, and the former renter moved from your property well in advance of their Bankruptcy filing.. Assuming the above is correct, it does not appear that you currently...
I agree with the other three attorneys who answered this query.
I highly recommend you seek the assistance of a local seasoned Maryland Family Law Attorney sooner-vs-later and certainly prior to you taking any action.
I have attached a link to my pertinent webpages for your reference.
Generally speaking, the filing for an uncontested divorce itself is a relatively simple process and generally consists of five stages:
(1) the Complaint (for Divorce) is filed,
(2) the Complaint is served,
(3) the Complaint is answered,
(4) a Hearing is held before the Master, and
(5) the judge signs the Master's recommendation – this is the Divorce Decree or the Judgment of Absolute Divorce.
(An attorney may not represent both sides in the divorce process.)
It may be possible for the State's Attorney's Office to prosecute an action based upon the "criminal failure to pay support." I recommend you contact the State's Attorney's Office located within the County in which you reside to the procedural requirements.
Civilly, I agree with Dondi. I recommend you contact a seasoned Family Law Practitioner for a free initial consultation to discuss the merits of filing an action for Constructive Civil Contempt.
Family Law matters can get quite complex in that each specific issue must be take into consideration the totality of the circumstances - as each specific issue may have an impact on the the remaining issues.
Concerning the purchasing of a home during separation:
As your Attorney probably already told you, generally speaking, without a pre-nuptial agreement, anything acquired during the period between date of marriage and date of the issuance of the divorce decree is marital property (...
As an oversimplification:
A Deed of Trust is in essence like a Mortgage.
A review of the home documents would be required.
It could be that you are on the Deed but not the Note; therefore, are also on the Deed of Trust.
If so, your desire could possibly be effectuated by simply having a new Deed prepared transferring the property out of your name to the joint owner.
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Mr. Meng is absolutely correct.
You may want to contact the Register of Wills in the County in which your father resided sooner versus later ... or seek the assistance of a competant Probate/Estate Lawyer - many will meet with you for a free initial consultation.
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The prior posted responses are all correct.
SEEK the assistance of a competant Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as may be possible. Delay may only be detrimental to you.
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