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

Q: I. My ex husband stayed in marital home. He was to refinance and take me off deed. Never did. I didnt right split equity

We verbally discussed if sell he buys me out. I paid mortgage 16 years and 5 months after I left.

The house has a contract for sale. He didn't pay mortgage nov and dec hurting my credit. Can I refuse to sign deed unless he pays me half equity

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: To pursue a legal remedy you need to go back to your marital settlement agreement or final judgment. You either have to follow what the agreement says or go back to court if you cannot agree. If you have a legitimate claim you can file a lis pendens with the court. That will notify any buyers that you have a claim on the house.

You should speak with a local family lawyer or real estate lawyer.

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