Q: The title company says they need a copy of my divorce decree. The problem is I've never been married.
The divorced individual has the same name as me. I have two middle names and the first one is the same as his. They won't clear the title, what do I do?
A: Inform the title company of the facts. They may want an affidavit from you to be filed with the register of deeds.
A: You don't say why they want this. Are the seller? How was title held when you purchased? Are you the buyer? Why should the title company care?
This just sounds weird and ‘alarm bells’ are ringing. We’re you the victim of identity theft? Bottom line: I’d urge you to consult with a local attorney and share ALL the documentation you have. This sounds odd to me and I’ve learned to trust that tingle in the back of my head.
A: Relatively easy to resolve - provide them with your social security number, and they will run up the name and SSN for the party to the divorce in question. No match means no problem. Additionally, you could also sign an affidavit for them, but the first method is easiest.
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