If the judgment was taken out back in 2008 (and the lien is based on this), then it is too late to file an appeal. The best possible recourse here is to file a Bill of Review
, which seeks to set aside a judgment based on equitable arguments, but if the statute of limitations
for filing regular appeals have passed. See here:
Counsel is highly recommended, but not mandatory. One can argue that the property was no longer community property per the divorce and thus, you should not be liable for the debts even if her name is ***** ***** it (or was?).
Another way to approach this is to file a Motion for Clarification
in Court on the decree, asking the Court to decide who should be liable for the debt, and perhaps the Court will order her to pay the debt and/or to reimburse you/hold you harmless for any inconvenience/liability of the lien/judgment. In fact, since the motion is "faster" than the bill of review to be heard, it may be best to attempt the motion, first.
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