How can I get my ex-husband to take my name off of the mortgage to his house?

My ex-husband and I have been divorced for 5 years. I signed over the house and per the judge, he was to have my name removed from the mortgage. About 2 years ago I went to purchase a car. I was informed that I didn’t qualify because the mortgage was still showing on my credit report. I contacted the mortgage company directly to find out how I could have my name removed and then passed the information along to him. Currently, I am trying to purchase a house for myself and our children. He claims he cannot remove my name because the house is worth less than is owed and they will not refinance it. Do I have legal grounds to proceed? If so, what type of lawyer would this be best suited for?

Asked on July 10, 2012 under Family Law, Colorado

Answers:

Cameron Norris, Esq. / Law Office of Gary W. Norris

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to go to a family law attorney locally and sue your ex to have the judgment enforced.  If you husband hasn't followed the court order removing your name, then he can be found in contempt and fined.

 

Best of luck.


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