Q: Demanding money to sign quit claim deed extortion?
Had 90 days to refinance, paid loan off 5 years in because bank wouldn't refinance. maliciously, She threatened contempt because loan wasn't paid in time 16 years after the fact unless we give her money to sign quit claim deed. Which is court ordered for her to do. I feel like that's extortion.
A: Well, it probably isn't extortion, a word that has a precise legal meaning, but it does sound kind of rude.
Contempt won't work against you if you've already paid off the loan. In other words, you've done what you were told to do, albeit too slowly. On the other hand, if she has been ordered by the court to quit claim some real estate to you and she hasn't yet done it, she is probably at risk of a contempt motion going in her direction.
You might be able to successfully gain full legal title without the quit claim. You should ask a knowledgeable local family lawyer to tell you more.
Best of luck to you!
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