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While the court can not order your name put on the deed, if the ex is in violation of the terms of the decree your wife can file a motion to have him held in contempt for the noncompliance. As a sanction the court may order him to quitclaim his interest to your wife and she can then add your name, if you both want.
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Unfortunately, the loan and title are two different things and being on one does create any obligation, in and of itself, with regard to the other.
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But if the ex is not complying, your wife should file to have him held in contempt.
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