The human race is an interesting mix of the intelligence to unravel the mysteries of the universe and absolute stupidity.
We all remember the Nazi death camps where human beings were treated as less than animals and millions were exterminated for nothing more than the twisted agenda of a single mad man. After the truth was revealed to the planet as to what really happened at these camps, the world as a whole vowed that they would never allow such depravity to be inflicted on any race of human on the face of this earth.
At Nuremburg after the war, the persons who did not commit suicide and could be captured, the people responsible for what happened at those camps where brought to trial by the world and most were hung by the neck and the balance were placed in jail for life. As the human race collectively, one would think that we would learn from the depravity and death and punishment that followed this dark time in our history, but the only thing that I can say we learned is how to improve upon what we said we were disgusted by.
For 17 years I have been in a divorce that is the subject of a book that I have coming out shortly and those 17 years are ones that I would not wish on Adolph Hitler. On Friday August 8th 2008 in the Court House of Montgomery County Pennsylvania in front of Judge Thomas P. Rodgers the end to the nightmare would be heard, or so I thought.
My final payment that was due was, for round numbers, $12,000.00. (While the truth is that $21,000.00 of the arrearages were never due, these arrearages added by the "delusions" of Judge Rhonda Lee Daniele of Montgomery County, but you will have to read the book on that story.) In order to finish this matter, I had re-mortgaged the house to get the final payment. (I should point out here that in order to get this loan because of the High Risk based on the history of this case; I had to pay a $5000.00 up front fee and a 12.5% mortgage rate. This alone proves my commitment to resolving this matter.)
Now anyone who has purchased or sold a house knows the basics of what an escrow account is and the title companies which operate them. In my case, the title company put more than enough money in escrow to satisfy the debt to my ex-wife, but did not have a clear payoff amount to issue a check to my ex-wife. As a matter of fact, Judge Thomas P. Rodgers had one figure, my ex-wife's attorney, Amy Newman had another figure, and the title company had a third based on liens and credit reports.
There was one additional problem that had to be resolved, and that was the garnishment of my wages. An amount between $320 to $749 dollars was not posted to the account. I personally know of a case where at closing the person held up the closing for an extra 4 hours because the figures were off by $0.25 cents. In this case we are talking about over a thousand dollars between all of the numbers.
On Friday August 8th 2008 in the Court House of Montgomery County Pennsylvania I went in to get an actuate payoff that we all agreed to, a final order closing the case and removing the garnishment of my paycheck and the plan to return the funds that are overpaid by the check(s) not posted to the account. Not one thing in that list was done.