My ex and his gf are selling their home and he owes back child support so want me to sign an affidavit to close. Can they make me?

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My ex and his gf are selling their home and he owes back child support so want me to sign an affidavit to close. Can they make me?

My ex husband and his current gf are
trying to get me to sign something
regarding his back child support so they
can close on the sale of their home. I
don’t want to be involved in anything
they are doing and feel I should be left
out of it and don’t want to sign
anything. She is now threatening to take
me to court and have me pay her legal
fees to force me to sign. I don’t feel
any of this is my problem. What should I
do?

Asked on January 19, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Iowa

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You have NO legal obligation to file any affidavit for them: the law does not require you help them out by swearing or attesting to something (and that's what an affidavit is, essentially: swearing in writing to certain facts). They have no grounds to sue you for an affidavit, since you have no duty to provide one.


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