Dear XXXXX XXXXX - It would not be legal for anyone to delete your name from the title to real estate. Anyone performing a title exam would see that you never signed away your rights unless he actually forged a deed. You need to check the current deed to the property to see how your name was deleted.
It may be wise to have a title examination performed and get an opinion of title to insure your rights are protected. If you didn't sign a deed giving up your rights in the property then you still have them regardless of what he did. You just need to get the record straight as to the title so you don't have problems later if he tries to sell to an unsuspecting buyer.
You can also file a motion for contempt with the divorce court for not following the provisions of the decree. This would also protect your rights and become part of the paper trail of any title exam.
David Kennett - JD - Attorney at law
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).