Clearwater, FL asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: How do I sell my home & land with ex's name on title? Haven't seen or heard from him in 20 years.

I'd like to sell my mobile home and land, but my ex husband's name is on the title. It's been 20 years since me or our children have heard from him. I own it free & clear.

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  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You have a serious issue and may not be easily remedied. I strongly suggest that you consult with a real estate attorney in your area. (I suggest that if you can consult with a real estate attorney who also handled title closings that will be better).

Your situation is too complicated to try to answer online.

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  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Essentially you cannot. You cannot just sell property that you share title with someone else without them signing off too. An attorney will be able to find him though via tools/people we have access to such as a skip trace. It is also possible that you owe him some money from sale of the house for the money he did pay in back then and years he was there.

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