ARC is no longer part of the transaction. They were required to pay to the court the total sum of money owed to several of the non-lessors, which they did. The court informed me that I would have to #1 "command the court", and in the next letter, #2 I was to "Petition the court". Which lead to the question as to who was meant by "the Court" and the required contact address.
The court is holding the funds, ARC is NO LONGER INVOLVED. I first contacted the Doddridge County Circuit Court clerk (whose name appears on the court's web site). Contacted her by phone and she indicated she did not know any thing in regards to the court receiving money in regards to the partitioning of land. She sent me on a wild goose chase.
Two months later I called the Doddridge County Circuit Court clerk's office again again and one of the clerks answered the phone. Told me right away the contract address was in fact that office! Why didn't the head of the office know that? HUMMM!
And then I was told there would be a $200 filing fee. Oh, and the case was closed two days after I received the notice I had to petition the court, so I would have to file a motion to re-open the case, another $200. And then I would have to ask the judge to conduct a hearing, another $200 filing fee.
Plus I would have to hire a West Virginia lawyer to construct the paperwork that would be involved. Amount of $$$ would be.....
And if the judge did call for a hearing I would have to petition the court to allow me to "attend" via phone since I am in Central Ohio and disabled. Am I getting close to having to spend all of the $1000 the court is holding in my name? The court was not asked to receive the money in my name, I did not give them permission. And so the court is holding my money.
Which leads back to the fact I am paying the court to do the "dirty work" for ARC that gave them title to my land holding. I did nothing against the law, well except for the WV law that demands I support West Virginia's desire to develop the natural resources of that state, a very ABSTRACT LAW!
Meanwhile the person in the clerk's office told me I could apply for a waver because of my income and health. She sent me the required form. I could not believe what the waver states, I have to take and PAY for a polygraph test! Meaning I would have to go to WV to take the test.
I have been trying to get a hold of the WV Legal Aid Society's intake office via a cell phone which I still not having my electric service restored which I lost in a storm back about 20 July and therefor have no way of keeping the phone charged.
And that is where I stand at this moment. After reading the above is there anyone who does not feel that the court is doing what it can legally to keep the money owed to me from crossing the river?
Thanks for your interest.