Has it Come to This??? Family Can't Move Into Their Home After Squatters File for Bankruptcy
Dayna Donovan and her family
have been unable to occupy their home after two strangers squatting in her
Littleton, Colo., home for 8 months have filed for bankruptcy, preventing an
eviction from the sheriff’s department.
On July 12, a judge in Arapahoe
County ruled that Veronica Fernandez-Beleta and Jose Rafael Leyva-Caraveo, the
two people who were living in the home, had to move out in 48 hours.
Troy Donovan, 45, filed for a
forced eviction with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office on July 16.
However, Fernandez-Beleta filed
for bankruptcy on July 20, which the Donovans learned about just hours before
the scheduled eviction was to take place last week.
“The sheriff’s office will not
proceed with an eviction if there is a bankruptcy in question,” Arapahoe County
Undersheriff David Walcher told a local CBS television station.
It’s frustrating. It’s just one thing after another, after
another,” Donovan told ABC News. “We’ve
lost two months’ time. It has been an
absolute living nightmare and an emotional roller coaster.”
The Donovans and their two
young daughters have been staying in the basement of a relative’s house in
Greeley, about 65 miles away. They say
they can’t afford an attorney and have struggled to come up with $500 in court filing fees and gas for driving
to the clerk’s office throughout the legal process.
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