What happens after I respond to an interrogatory?

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What happens after I respond to an interrogatory?

I received an interrogatory today from the HOA of my ex husband’s house. We got the house when we were married, so I was on the title but have been divorced and I haven’t lived there for over 2 years. What happens after I respond to the interrogatory, do they automatically start taking money out of my checks or will there be a hearing for me to explain that I haven’t been responsible for the property since we divorced?

Asked on May 1, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Is there a lawsuit pending with you named in it?  Because an interrogatory is a tool used by attorneys in a lawsuit to obtain information.  It is called "discovery" and you need to go and speak with an attorney asap.  Do not answer it on your own.  I am assuming that you are being sued for back dues of some sort here.  And the fact that he got the house in the divorce does not mean that you are not still responsible here unless he changed over all the documents which he obviously has not. Get help.  Please.  Good luck.


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