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My Arizona divorce decree states I was awarded the real

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My Arizona divorce decree states I was awarded the real property with no money owed to the respondent. I am trying to refinance my house and there are documents he will need to sign to be removed from the loan and from the deed. He refuses to sign the documents. What do I or can I do now?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 2 months ago.


Thank you for the information and your question. Unfortunately, if he is refusing to sign a quit claim deed to transfer the ownership of the house to you, which he should have done immediately after it was ordered by the court, you will need to contact your divorce attorney, or a new one, and have them file a petition with the court to have your ex-husband held in contempt of court if he is not complying with the divorce decree. The court can force him to comply or hold him in contempt. Perhaps, if your attorney contacts his attorney and has a talk with them about this, his attorney can explain the law to him and that it will end up costing him more money if he doesn't comply. He should actually want you to get this refinanced in your name only since that will finally release him from the debt of the mortgage. He is obviously being unreasonable and not logical though at this point. Thus the necessity to get the attorneys and the court involved.

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Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 2 months ago.

Hello again,

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