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I am sorry to hear this.
Do you have a written agreement that they are selling you the property? If so, please describe the agreement. What was the $15,000 deposit for?
In which State is the property located?
I am sorry for the delay, but please understand that I cannot be here 24 hours a day.
Because you have a written contract, you can sue for specific performance of the contract, and record a notice of pending action that will make the property unmarketable to anyone else.
The sellers had no right to add any new terms to the agreement, which seems like that is what they tried to to do by demanding that you pay the debt of you ex-huusband.
You can get a free consultation from some of the local real estate attorneys listed here.
Please follow up on this with a local attorney.
I hope this information is helpful.