My former husband and I owned a home together, we were going to sell the home and split the equity. He got in a financial jam, asked me for money. We made a contract by which I gave him 7000$ down, and was going to pay him the balance. He died of cancer before that could happen. In the contract it stipulates if one of were to die, the others estate, liens and heir were entitled to no monetary recovery. His Lawyer, the executive of the estate declared the estate to be insolvent, there are plenty of creditors who have filed for claim, including my late ex husband's girlfriend, for which she is trying to circumvent the other creditors and come at me because the estate attorney refuses to respond to her, or me. Probate was opened 9-20-2016, so I believe it closed 1-20-2017, I have called the court and there is no date set to hear this almost two months later. I am being threatened with liens against my home. I understand under Washington state homestead act if the equity is under $125K they can not force foreclosure, however a lien against my home, plus the estate attorney, who said he would sign off on my late ex husband's interest in my home is refusing to communicate.
The attorney does not represent you; hence, he does not have to respond to you. However, as the executor he should keep you informed if you are a beneficary. You indicated that the probate closed in January. Which is suspicious. Once the executor knows that the estate is insolvent, s/he must notify the court as such and, if nonintervention powers were given, then whether they will continue. All known creditors are to be notified of the hearing. Did you file a creditor's claim? If so, you should have been notified of the hearing. Regardless, the note you signed writes off the loan.
It is unclear why creditors would go after you unless you are still on the accounts and loans.
In which case it is time for you to retain an attorney to represent you. Avvo has. "Find a Lawyer" feature that will assist you in locating one near you.
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