Q: My mom and dad are divorced but still own land together in AZ. He is backing out of a verbal agreement, what can she do?
My mom and dad are divorced but still own land together in AZ. He is backing out of a verbal agreement, that they would put the land in mine and my sibling's name. There was no written contract or clause in their divorce about this land. Now he is stating that he only agreed to give my brother and I one acre each. How can my mom fight him on this? Both of their names are on the land title.
A: Unless there is some contract, she cannot force him to convey out. Examine the divorce decree carefully. In all likelihood the Mother's only recourse is to file an action for Partition. But even that does not put anything in your name as basically you have no legal standing.
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