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She is going to have to sue her ex-husband to recover the costs that she has incurred by failing to pay the mortgage and failing to pay the taxes. In the meantime she needs to pay the tax lein so that she does not lose the property altogether. This is because the suit against her ex-husband will take time to get through the Court system.
She needs to consult her family attorney as soon as possible so that an action for contempt of the original order and a motion to compel the payment and for sanctions can be filed against him.
Without bringing a Court action there is no other way to force her ex to comply with his obligations.
I understand that your mother has already seen two attorneys. They may be seeing obstacles to suing her ex that you and I are not aware of. It may very well be that as a practical matter there is no point in suing her ex at this point. I can't speculate as to that. But the fact that there is a tax lien means that she is at risk of losing the property.
I am sorry that I do not have a better solution for you. Unfortunately unless she can bring him into court there is little esle that can be done.
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