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I am writing this for my son who is between a rock and a hard spot. He has been divorced for around 5 years now and in the divorce was given the home and the daughter. It has become necessary for him to sell the house. There is a couple wanting to buy the house but his ex-wife is now refusing to sign the papers. Is there anything he can do to get this house sold?
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Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
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Hello. I’m a licensed attorney with 36 years’ experience. I specialize in family law and appeals, and I have many years’ experience with landlord-tenant issues, employment and contract law.

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From what you're saying, the house, which was given to your son in the divorce, is still in his name and in his ex-wife's name? Her name was never taken off the house?

If not that means she would be entitled to usually half of the proceeds of the house, although a court could award a different percentage.

If she is refusing to sign the papers, he's going to need a lawyer to bring the case back to court to compel her to sign. I don't know why she's holding this up but that's the corner she put him in now--he has to take legal action to get her to sign.

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

As indicated above, she is going to have to be ordered to sign it or she could lose some of her rights to proceeds of the house ($). A family lawyer can help your son get this done.

Let me know if you want me to find a family lawyer for you in your area. I would need to know the biggest city/town near you so I can find lawyers for you. I do this free of charge for my customers here, and while we're not allowed to recommend a specific attorney, I can point you in the right direction. I do this for my customers here to help them (you) because many times people need help with this.

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