Legal Question in Real Estate Law in New Jersey

my ex and i own a vacant lot in NM that is part of a resort community that charges annual amenity fees. We live in NJ and have not paid the fees for the past few yrs bc having gone through a divorce and a daughter in college, we cannot afford them (we also still owe on property more than current market value, tried to sell but no luck). We have been issued a summons by NM district court to pay over $4000 in back fees or risk getting sued. Do we have any rights here? What happens if do not reply to the summons? Please help!

Asked on 7/03/13, 12:25 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Robert Davies The Davies Law Firm, P.A.

sadly, I have to tell you that you need to know what the law is in NM, not New Jersey. if they sue you for $4000.00 and get a judgment, they may be able to file that NM judgment here and then seize your bank account and wages until they get paid the whole amount.

you need to talk to a NM attorney. more money wasted, but you risk losing a lot more if you do nothing.

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Answered on 7/03/13, 12:27 pm
Keith Singer Keith A. Singer, Attorney At Law

If you have received a summons you have been sued and must file an answer or risk losing by default. You need to hire a NM attorney to file an answer for you but what is your defense?

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Answered on 7/03/13, 1:34 pm

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