Its a confusing case..I was divorced 5 years ago, my ex got the house. Deed was in his name and mortgage
in both our names. Two years later he can't pay the mortgage anymore so he says I can have the house. I move back to my house and find out he hasn't made several payments so it is moving into foreclosure, I get a loan mod to keep the house, he quitclaims me the title and asks me to get a refi to remove his name. Four months later we find out that the deed isn't valid due to a wrong property description. I can't get a refi due to low income. Now my ex is trying to get me to pay him extra every month to stay in the house and to sign a rental agreement
. I went to the courthouse one month ago and found out the deed is truly only in my name!! I haven't told my ex yet as I am trying to get a new loan and get his name off before he finds out about the deed. The loan takes about 45 days and I am wondering what can he do about any of this if he did find out that the deed is in my name? Facts are he was given the house in divorce, he walked away from house (no new contract or decree was made), deed is in my name, mortgage is in both our names.
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: It is in CA.
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: Nothing except the divorce
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so