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Q: Divorced and ready to sell home have agreement that it is ex wife’s property and ex has no claims to it is that enough?

I grew up in the home in question and per our separation agreement I got sole rights to this property once divorce was final now 2 years later, I have since remodeled and out grew my home so do I need to consult with my ex husband to sell or is my signed document that’s notarized enough to sell without his signature?

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Shafeek Seddiq
Shafeek Seddiq
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  • Reston, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: First, your question assumes that the home was in both of your names. If so, usually the Property Settlement Agreement (PSA) will say that one spouse to convey title to the other. If that has not happened, then your ex husband may still be on the deed and he may be needed to sign documents. So, I recommend you consult with an attorney and to guide you.

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