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I am sorry to hear of this difficult and complicated situation.
Are they on title as tenants-in-common or as joint tenants?What does he Will say about the house?
Does he want her to get the house when he dies? Or is that a requirement of their separation agreement?
The first thing that he should do, because it is fast and easy and vital, is to sever the joint tenancy. That way, if he dies before this is resolved one half of the house would vest in his estate and not in her. When there are joint tenants when the first dies title vests in the second.So he needs to see a lawyer at once to quickly deal with this - just in case.I don't know what happened with their divorce judgment but as her name is ***** ***** if the divorce judgment did not deal with the house he may have to commence legal proceedings now if she will not agree to have her name removed . She would have very little to no interest in the house but there is no way to compel her to remove her name without a court order.It could be that the same lawyer he sees to sever the joint tenancy could send her a letter threatening a lawsuit. Now that lawyer would not sue because a lawyer that will deal with the real estate issue essentially is not a litigation lawyer but may he may as well have that lawyer deal with everything at first and then if he has to sue her he would then retain a litigation lawyer commence the action.Does that help as a starting point?
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You would get his share of the house if they sever the joint tenancy and he gives you his half in the Will.
But she is not entitled to half so please be sure he sees a lawyer.
Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?