What to do if I’ve been divorced for 5 years and my ex-wife was granted the home but she still has not refinanced?

She has remarried and the house they are living in is still in my name.

Asked on September 19, 2015 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Before you file an expensive suit, however, you may want to consider hiring an attorney to simply send her a demand letter. Sometimes that letter will get the spouse motivated to do what is required. 

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, that really is your main option.  In more and more decrees, spouses are incorporating provisions for forced sales when the other spouse fails to re-finance as required.  If your decree doesn't have an automatic remedy, then you will have to take your ex-wife back to court to enforce the final decree. 


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