My lawyer keeps telling me that my only option is to "pay both of the trustee and the debtor off". My lawyer has also been forced to cancel two prior scheduled meetings with opposing counsel, due to the admitted fact that at times he "drinks a little too much and his gout begins acting up". He also could not tell me the meaning of "adjudication" last week. I know I am up a creek, but also know that, even drunk, he is still a better option than me trying to go it pro-se against the Federal Bankruptcy Court.
The way I see it I have two options...go it pro-se, or go with my counsel's advice (which is against every cell in my body) and, after fighting for TWO YEARS, now just give up and pay my Ex (via the court) 15k to pay off his bills. AND then pay him ANOTHER 20k (on top of the 18k of his 1/2 of the house payments I have made for him over the past two years)so that he can get his down payment back prior to signing over to me the home he abandoned???
This individual lied to the court on his schedules to the tune of over 35k in undecared property/financial accounts. He told me not long ago that he had been planning all of this for over two years! I took the original receipts/financial papers proving same to the trustee, and she said it was not "enough" and it would "just be easier" to recoup monies from my property. I would like to have the option to ensure that debtor would not prey on anyone again like this, but do not see where I have that power.
At this point only trying to get out and still keep a roof over my head....PLEASE HELP ME FIND JUSTICE.