Title and deed in my fathers name.

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Title and deed in my fathers name.

I purchased the property with the agreement from my father that after my divorce property would be put in my name. I have been financially responsible for the property. Taxes, insurance and even when 4 lots were sold for housing. My father profited and still profits from the property, which I have been financially responsible He isn’t going to put deed/title in my name. I kept every receipt and then some saying that he would put land in my name. I have a horse farm and that land is next door. Mediation I thought would be helpful. He’s challenging.

Asked on October 23, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Mediation may help, but mediation is voluntary: people have to agree to the mediation. The only way to compel him to transfer the property to you would be to sue him in country court for "specific performance": that is, to enforce the terms of the agreement. If you can show that you did your part of the agreement (i.e. paid him whatever was supposed to be paid), the court can order him to do his part and transfer the property to you.


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