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Bruce Martin Broyles

Bruce Martin Broyles

  • Foreclosure Defense, Appeals & Appellate, Business Law ...
  • Ohio
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Admitted to practice in 1989; Staff attorney for 11th District Court of Appeals, Associate Attorney for three litigation firms from 1992 - 2004, opened my own practice in 2004. Handle a variety of issues in Appellate practice, civil litigation, business disputes, real estate, and actively involved in foreclosure defenses.

Practice Areas
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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Ohio State University - Columbus
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Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar  # 0042562
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162 Questions Answered

Q. House has a previous land contract but buyer vacated and stopped paying, how do I get a title if I buy the house?
A: The current owner needs to terminate the land installment contract. If the land installment contract has been in existence for more than 5 years, or if more than 20% of the purchase price has been paid, then the current owner must bring a foreclosure action. If less than 5 years, the contract can be terminated by an eviction action. Or the current owner can obtain an executed cancellation from the purchaser. IN the alternative, you can purchase the property subject to the land installment contract and then take the above steps either: foreclose, evict or cancel depending on the circumstances.
Q. I have been occupying the house that my husband won in our divorce for almost 30 years and he never had deed switched
A: At a minimum he has to file an eviction action. Based upon the length of time, I would contact your divorce attorney. As the house was awarded to him as part of a property division or equitable division of debt, he should have been responsible for the mortgage. I am certain that he will argue that paying the mortgage was "rent", but the Domestic Relations Court may be able to look at the equitable arguments and determine "fairness", any other Court will simply treat you as a tenant with no rights to occupy the property after your verbal month to month lease is cancelled.
Q. I bought a house before being and now want to refinance after I’m married. I am not adding my husband to the title.
A: As a spouse your husband has a dower interest that springs to life upon your death if you are still married. Your spouse must make his dower interest subordinate to the mortgage
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2670 North Columbus Street
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Lancaster, OH 43130
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