It is a house in Manzanillo,Mexico which is held in trust by a Mexican bank. We bought this as partrners in 2006.
Generally, yes. Trustee's frequently force the sale of property owned jointly by a debtor and others. They will usually offer to sell the debtor's interest to the other partners/owners first, before forcing the sale.
The trustee has power to order the sale of any non-exempt asset wherever located. Of course, the trustee can only compel your interest sold. Typically, the trustee will offer to sell your share to your partner first.
Yes they do have the power to sell jointly owned property
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Short answer, yes. Happens all the time. Probably will offer to sell the bk estate's interest to the joint owners.
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Yes. See 11 U.S.C. § 363, particularly subsection (h). Sometimes people forget how much power trustees in bankruptcy have.
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Yes. They often give the joint tenant the right of first refusal to buy out your interest and somewhat of a discounted rate to to account for liquidation fees. Keep in mind that the Bankruptcy Court must approve the 363 sale and that there are factors that may inhibit the trustee from getting such a sale approved.