What to do if the final court order requires my ex-husband to sign a quit claim and bow he will not return it?

Divorce was final 3 months ago.

Asked on November 27, 2011 under Family Law, Washington

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your situation.  This situation just forces the matter to linger on.  Your ex husband is in violation of the Judge's order and can be held in contempt.  You would have to go back to court to ask the court to hold him in contempt.  If the signing of the deed was also part of your divorce agreement then he is in breach and you also need to request that the court compel him to comply. Now, if he is held in contempt the court can throw him in jail or fine him until he complies.  Please make sure that you yourself have complied with the order and the agreement before you bring the motion before the court.  Otherwise your ex will find something to complain about you too.  Good luck.


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