My current wife bought a condo in San Diego back in 1997. She married her 1st husband in late 2001. They refianced a few times thereafter. In 2008 she divorced and gave up interest in the property to her X-husband.
She filed a Quit-Claim deed and had her name removed from title. Unfortunately her name is still on the mortgage by herself.
So basiaclly the situation is X-Husband on Title by himself. Wife is on mortgage by herself.
Now the kicker is that my wife filed for bankruptcy in 2007 and stated in the bankruptcy that the property is to be abandoned.
Its been 5 years after the bankruptcy and her X-Husband still living in the property and has managed to continue making payments on the HOA, Prop Taxes, and Mortgage. In Short...The house is about 100,000 underwater and my wife wants nothing to do with it.
Question 1: Does the discharge Chapter 7 have a shelf life? If her husband all of a sudden decides to leave the house will the discharge still be honored by the bank/lender?
Question 2: I forsee the house going into forclosure sooner than later...Since she is not on title anymore due to the Quit Claim deed..If HOA dues and fines begin to incur will she be liable for those or is she protected by the Quit Claim.