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My ex is on my deed to a house and I had a quit claim deed

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My ex is on my deed to a house and I had a quit claim deed drawn up to take her name off. She stated her business has a tax lean and can't proceed at this time or it would be fraud. Is this a true statement? There is no lien against the house. Just her business, a federal tax case
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: NJ
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: My name is ***** ***** the mortgage but she owes 2/3 of the total. The house may have about 20K in equity after it is sold
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

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No, it's not exactly true. It would only be fraud if she was giving a deed to try and hide money and property.

The deed could be reversed by the government at some point depending on what the lien is for, whether it eventually goes to her personal property, etc.

Why are you trying to get her to deed the house to you? Was it ordered in the divorce?