I'm in shock and emotional but will try to stick to details. 1st case: Divorce. House ordered sold. No legitimate attempt made by ex. 2nd case: Small claims eviction attempt on me by ex. Denied. 3rd case: Foreclosure. I was defendant but not. Default granted after my settlement conference cancelled. Small claims: Eviction against me by brother of ex. Foreclosure attorney represented brother.
Brother told judge that nobody outside family could buy property; no attempt to make legitimate purchase when "for sale". Claimed "emergency" necessitating immediate eviction (access for insurance agent). I was given forty hours to remove possessions; items were not stored per order. I made 3 attempts to get items at residence, communicated with judge in writing after thrown off property.I am on disability for PTSD; originally I was misdiagnosed because ex and his mother gave false information. The brother who bought the house collaborated with ex to snatch our children when they were small; this was the start of my "mental problems". There is other documented evidence of collaboration or "ganging" with relatives. I tried using debit card other day and can't; bank account garnished, apparent order by the same judge. I can't even find a case on-line; my account shouldn't be garnishable. I've been reading answers and guides here and I must be communicating poorly or something; it seems I AM being wronged. I've learned my intelligence has allowed me to cope with a far higher level of stress but it still affects me and those who caused it are profiting from me. I don't want to waste my or others' time, but am tired of "taking this". How to determine REAL issue? I know $ an issue too, how much is reasonable start for personal injury/tort? Could civil rights be involved?
You really need to submit three separate cases so that you have the proper category for each one. You will get a far better response that way. Based on what has been submitted, none of the three cases qualify under the personal injury category.
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Best to ask one question in one category at a time so you can get some meaningful answers. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate an attorney close to your home. Good luck.
Please understand that the law doesn't right all wrongs--only some of them. Think of them as islands of justice in a shark filled sea of wrongs. And getting on an island is up to a judge, and they are allowed to make certain findings that won't be changed on review. That is the way it is.
So I suggest you need a face to face consultation with an attorney who understands foreclosure--which seems to be the nub of the problem--and can explain what your rights were--and what they weren't. It often happens that people disposessed don't have the wherewithal to hire a truck or other things. Unfortunately not all family members act as family. If you have to pay a lawyer for a consultation, look on it as clearing some weeds that are bedeviling you, and no more expensive than some psychiatrists. If they say no, consider getting a counselor to help with the processing. Speaking of which, something called EMDR has been very helpful for people with PTSD. You may want to check it out by Googling "EMDR counselor South Bend " and see who comes up and then try it.
All the best for healing if not justice.
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