My divorce is final, but my Ex will not sign the quit claim for the house which is in the decree. What are my options to get her to sign?

Asked on July 1, 2009 under Family Law, Missouri

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

When a court issues a divorce order or other family law order, it is more than a recommendation or general guideline. Court orders, including divorce orders, child support orders and child custody orders, must be followed.

If your ex-spouse has refused to comply with the provisions of a divorce decree, you can file a motion asking the court to hold your ex-spouse in contempt of court.  When a person refuses or fails to comply with the provisions of a court order, they can face severe penalties, including financial penalties and even jail time.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

When a court issues a divorce order or other family law order, it is more than a recommendation or general guideline. Court orders, including divorce orders, child support orders and child custody orders, must be followed.

If your ex-spouse has refused to comply with the provisions of a divorce decree, you can file a motion asking the court to hold your ex-spouse in contempt of court.  When a person refuses or fails to comply with the provisions of a court order, they can face severe penalties, including financial penalties and even jail time.


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