Case Number: 2017-005655

Client needs assistance with a real estate matter. She and her ex-boyfriend were in a relationship for 21 years but are not married. They own a home together. The boyfriend was incarcerated in December, 2016 after a violent situation in which he held a neighbor hostage and shot a gun at the client, their children, and police. He is facing several felony charges and a long prison sentence. Client has a protection order against him and also did at the time of the incident. Client is trying to get a loan modification, however, she cannot move forward since she and the ex-boyfriend are both listed on the deed. She would like his name removed from the deed. She needs an attorney’s assistance to file a partition action. Each party’s interest in the home is unclear and needs investigation.

Case Number: 2017-006111

Spanish speaking client needs assistance with a real estate matter. She and her boyfriend have been in a relationship for 24 years. They are not married. They have one 16 year old daughter. They purchased a home in April, 2015 and still live in it together with their child and client’s elderly mother. They are both on the deed as joint tenants. Client paid about $8,000 for the down payment and closing costs. They split the household expenses. Boyfriend pays the mortgage and client pays utilities and all other household expenses. She would like to leave the relationship since they no longer get along. Client would like legal advice regarding her rights and interest in the home. She would also like an attorney’s assistance to pursue any actions available to her that would allow her to stay in the home or leave the home and obtain her financial interest.

Case Number: 2017-006728

An 80 year old senior needs assistance with a collections matter. Client was assisted by Legal Aid Center staff attorneys to obtain a default judgment for $65,900 against an HOA related to an HOA foreclosure sale. We are seeking an experienced collections attorney to assist the client pro bono in collecting the judgment. The client desperately needs this money. He was evicted from the home and has been living in temporary weekly housing.