The government usually will start the proceedings before the statute of limitations gets close, and there may be a period of redemption after the tax sale. The parties should pay the additional tax and amend the complaint in the lawsuit.
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I agree with Mr. Alexander. If the property is sold at tax sale in Michigan, there is no redemption period. You would be wise to prevent this from happening. When the property is purchased/sold, adjustments can be made for taxes paid. I would ask the judge to place this in the Order for partition.
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You may lose the property if you don't pay the taxes in full. The lawsuit will not stop a tax sale.
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