Has it Come to This??? Family Can't Move Into Their Home After Squatters File for Bankruptcy

ChiTownGirl 2012/08/02 22:54:42
Evict These Squatters
Let The Squatters Stay
Add Photos & Videos

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.

For complete story:

Add a comment above

Top Opinion

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest

  • Evict These Squatters
    Ron Burgundy "Gentleman Lover"
    i just love how these days,people can just take over your house and you can't legally do anything to get rid of them.
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/10/13 13:23:58 (edited)
  • ChiTown... Rogue_L... 2012/10/13 13:34:41
    HA! You are soooo right!!
  • Risk 2012/10/13 12:48:43
    Evict These Squatters
    This is TOTALLY CRAZY ! This is all part of the " Politically Correctness " that has been sweeping over this country and if it continues we are in for much more of these pathetic stupid situations ! What the hell ever happen to " COMMON SENSE " ? ? ?
  • ChiTown... Risk 2012/10/13 13:35:25
    It is so crazy, this story made me so mad and the political correctness makes me so sick.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/10/06 19:11:05
  • john Kills 2012/08/02 23:48:25
    Evict These Squatters
    john Kills
    If the law wouldn't take them out I swear to God in heaven that the coroners would.
  • ChiTown... john Kills 2012/08/03 00:01:51
    Hahaha....funny :) Thanks so much for commenting!!
  • john Kills ChiTown... 2012/08/03 00:49:32
    john Kills
    Happy I could make you laugh as long as you know that I'm serious. No way would I let these people steal my house.
  • ChiTown... john Kills 2012/08/03 02:44:22
    When I read this, I had to share it because I just couldn't believe that a glitch like this could keep them out of THEIR own house. I mean, these squatters know the system better than these poor homeowners. And, living in a relatives basement, while these goons laugh all the way to the bank!!
  • john Kills ChiTown... 2012/08/03 03:16:48
    john Kills
    The world has turned into a really pathetic place. With all our advances and so called civilization. This would never have been an issue 100 years ago.
  • ChiTown... john Kills 2012/08/03 03:45:11
    Exactly, which brings it all back to your very first comment, that's the way it would've been handled 100 years ago!!
  • ChiTown... john Kills 2012/10/06 22:25:20
    I know right??
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/08/02 23:06:07
    Evict These Squatters
    Demonic Rat Hunter
    We never owned, bought or rented the house but snuck in under the cover of darkness to occupy and now we deserve to stay. Hispanic names too hmmm wonder if they snuck in under the cover of darkness invading our country also.
  • ChiTown... Demonic... 2012/08/02 23:11:23
    Good point, thanks for commenting :)
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/02 23:02:35
    Evict These Squatters
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    That is insane!
  • ChiTown... WhereIs... 2012/08/02 23:12:20
    Insane to the max!! Thx!!

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

News & Politics

2014/07/25 13:48:38

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals