Divorce settlement, regarding real estate

The divorced couple resided in Massachusetts. The divorce was filed in Massachusetts. The settlement specified that the wife would live in and maintain the property until it was sold, at which time, the husband would receive half the proceeds from sale of the property. The ex-wife remarried while still living on the property. When the property was sold, the ex-wife and her current husband signed documents stating that no one had legal rights to the property, which was/is untrue. The ex-husband just relocated from Maryland to Nevada. Regarding the ex-husband retaining legal council, is he required to obtain legal representation in Maryland, Nevada or Massachusetts? The ex-wife still lives in Massachusetts.

Asked on December 14, 2017 under Family Law, Nevada

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you need to set aside the sale of the property in MA then retain counsel in MA.  I would call the local Bar Assocaition and ask for an attorney that deals in real estate and one that deals in Family Law and set up a consultation (via phone or skype) ASAP.  Good Luck.


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