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Divorced spouse in june, tried to get back together and

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Divorced spouse in june...

Divorced spouse in june, tried to get back together and bought property, not together can I get off ownership

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the property located?

Cadillac, michigan

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Closing done

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Wife changed name in divorce but used my name in closing

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 10 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

How do you want to get off ownership? You mean without your ex-wife's permission?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
i just dont want to be responsible and it show on my credit
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
no
Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

No what?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
no call, wait for answer
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
how can i get off loan
Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Got it, thanks. That is an automatically generated offer, not something I sent you. Please allow me some time to prepare your answer.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

What type of tenancy is this? A Joint tenancy? Or a tenancy in common? And to confirm, you are not married, correct?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Can you give me some info and if needed we can talk
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Not married, residential, reconcellation did not work but we are on rural development loan, co-owners, aug 29. She used my lady name not new legal name after divorce.
Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Thank you for your patience. Your answer is below. But first, I need to remind you that I am not a court officer, a legislator who makes the laws, or a judge. I do not make any decisions about your case. I am only here to provide you with information about the situation. So please do not hold negative or bad news against me. I am just a messenger.

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ANSWER: Getting off the deed (or title) does not let you off the hook for the mortgage. If you are responsible for paying the mortgage, you are on the hook, irrespective of your ownership interest in the home. When there are multiple people listed as owners of the mortgage loan, they are jointly and severally liable for the loan. That means either of you separately or both of you together are responsible for the loan. So you would have to agree together to terminate the loan and pay off what the loan has paid for the home, plus interest and penalties, as stated in the mortgage document.

Note, however, that it might mean that the home is foreclosed upon unless the other party is willing to take on the entire loan herself.

Long story short, you are both responsible for the loan, together and individually. So you and your ex-spouse have to work out an agreement for her to take on the loan herself, or to sell the home and pay off the loan with the proceeds. The answer on what can be done aside from that is in the loan document itself.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Hi, I’m just checking in to see how things are going. I see you have reviewed my answer but I have not received credit for it. Do you need more help? Please respond so that I know what to do next.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
paralegal was going to get with you and respond, did not like last answer.. I need someone to work with x and negociate new loan with me off of it... I dont need to be envolved with x wife any...i need a go between to resolve.
Real Estate Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

It's not about you liking the last answer. It's about what is available under the law. I'm going to opt out of this question.

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