Since your mother is what is considered an "insider", these transfers would need to be scrutinized carefully. Any transfers made within a year of the date of filing could be avoided by the trustee...meaning, a trustee could in theory pursue your mother to recover that money. I don' t believe you raised this issue but just so you are aware, the domestic support obligation that your husban owes is not dischargeable. If you would like to discuss your case further feel free to give me a call. 823-3333. Good luck.
I agree that your moral obligation to assist your mother does not trump your husband's legal obligations to his ex. However, I think what you are really asking is whether the transfer of that property to an insider will cause you a problem if you file bankruptcy now. Probably not, assuming it was more than one year ago, but since different trustees will handle this differently depending on their policies, applicable state and federal law and the likelihood of recovery from your mother or your ability to pay, I strongly recommend you speak with a local bankruptcy attorney. Dorothy Bunce is a frequent contributor to AVVO whose contributions are accurate and informative and who is located in Las Vegas. Call her and/or some other bankruptcy attorneys in your area.
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I have written a 2 part series that may answer this question for you called "Now or Later - When should you file Bankruptcy." It is somewhere in my lengthy list of legal guides - the link to the list is below. Hope this perspective helps!
This will require more detailed analysis than you can possibly get from strangers on the web.
Supporting elderly relatives is actually a recognized expense area.
Furthermore, the remedy for such a transfer is *generally* that the trustee can reverse it. It's hard to imagine a trustee suing an elderly woman who has only $200/month--what's the point? If he wins, he only gets an noncollectable judgment (and even if it weren't, she could discharge it in bankruptcy herself).
Again, very careful pre-filing analysis work is needed; this is not the case to save money on with the lowest price.