My ex husband was is suppose to sign a quit clain deed but he wont because he thinks i owe him money from the house. but there is no money in the house the house is under. i cant sell it until he signs and he wont take it.
One way to accomplish this is to have a court appoint a special master to sign the deed. You would need to file suit and then get an order from the court appointing an individual (such as a lawyer) to sign the quitclaim deed in lieu of your husband.See question
my payment is too high and I have already refinanced. I have tried to do a loan motication and was denied by the bank.
A short sale will require your lender's approval, and in order to obtain that, the first step will be to put your house on the market at a "full price." You have to demonstrate to the lender that the house cannot be sold at a price high enough to cover the loan. You can learn more about the difference between a short sale and foreclosure here, in this recent article I wrote on the topic: http://levy-law.com/2012/09/short-sale-vs-foreclosure-of-your-home-does-it-make-a-difference/See question
If I want to record a lien (based on a mortgage) against property in WA state am I required to present any documents to validate or prove my claim? How can I find out the rules/statutes related to recording a lien in WA? Searching the RCW has no...
Typically a mortgage is secured by a deed of trust. Liens are not authorized by law in this state to secure such a debt.See question
I sold a house in a short sale a few years ago, settling the debt in full, short of full payment. Several months later, my credit reports said that the loan was foreclosed and the property surrendered with past due aging 30-60-90-120-150-180 etc c...
We have seen this very thing happen to some of our clients in the past, and the short answer is yes, it is possible to pursue a lender for inaccurate credit reporting. Proving your damages may be difficult (but certainly not impossible). The more important remedy, for most of our clients, is to get that inaccuracy corrected once and for all.See question
The home was advertised as having "Green" certification but the documentation was falsified. There have been additional quality issues as well.
It sounds like you may be the victim of fraud or, at a minimum, negligent misrepresentation. Because it is best to pursue investigate and pursue all of your claims together, the quality issues you mention should be inspected by a qualified expert as part of pursuing your builder. Your claims may vary depending on whether you had the home custom built, or bought it as a "spec" home.See question
Bank A accepted our offer which was 5K over asking price 4/11/12. 3 1/2 months later Bank A was bought out by Bank B. Bank B sent an appraiser out, and decided that they could demand more money out of us, and are asking for an additional 25K. D...
I think the second bank may be bound by the first bank's decision to accept the offer.
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I still owe subcontractor's and do not have the money to pay them. I also owe my direct staff, myself and have overhead/taxes etc. to pay. If the homeowner does not pay in full can i pay for overhead first and have my subs file mechanics liens? ...
Liens are not that expensive to file and, assuming you have complied with the statute, a lien provides a very powerful tool for recovering from owners. We frequently recover for contractors by filing a lien and then resolving the dispute with the owner before ever having to foreclose on the lien.See question
I’m looking to work with my 1st and 2nd mortgage lenders to reduce the interest I pay on my mortgage where I’m paying 6% and 8% interest rate. My property is deeply under water, there is no way I will be able to do a traditional refinance, I don’t...
Although you do not necessarily need an attorney, legal representation may be helpful not only for negotiating with the lenders, but for a better understanding of the possible consequences of various approaches, whether renegotiation, short sale, foreclosure, or something else.See question
I am a general contractor who did work for another construction contractor. The company withheld over $8k of my earnings and has been telling me he will pay me for over half a year now. He previously paid me for a lot of work that I did on other h...
Without addressing whether you have a valid claim against the either the bond or the contractor's liability insurance, it is the law in Washington that a valid claimant on a bond has two years from the time the debt was incurred in which to make a claim against a bond. The liability insurance policy would be an "occurrence-based" policy, so it is the timing of the event giving rise to the contractor's liability that determines which policy is relevant -- regardless if the policy has expired.See question
If so, it would seem that a lot of vulnerable and/or incapacitated elderly (who did not realize the consequences or could not afford an attorney) would be exploited. Can the lien claimant actually collect when they die and the property is sold w...
No. The lien laws only allow certain professional service providers, and those who have a judgment against you, to put a lien on your property. And if the lien is not foreclosed upon within 8 months of its filing date, it is ineffective.See question