Somerset, NJ asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for New Jersey

Q: Divorce real estate question and what kind of lawyer do I get?

I got divorced a year ago and agreed to let my ex-wife keep the house so that she can stay there with my child and she in exchange paid off a small credit card debt. A year later she has now decided to sell the house and I am still on the mortgage and deed. I am being told that since I am still on the mortgage and deed, and not all the of the things that should have happened happened, that I can get some money from the sale. Is this true and what kind of lawyer do I speak to regarding this?

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Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
Answered
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The first choice would be to speak to the attorney who represented you in the divorce proceedings. Thed second choice would be any attorney with both real estate and matrimonial matters.

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
Answered
  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You need to talk with a divorce lawyer since you say that you agreed to give the home to your ex in exchange for her taking care of the payment of specific expenses ( debt) and that she failed to pay off the total amount owed. As part of your conversation with that lawyer, bring every document, including every text message and email between you and your ex confirming the terms agreed upon since you need to prove what the terms were for the exchange.

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