It was court ordered that my ex sign over the marital home to me as well as my car title. We settled out of court 3 months ago and he has YET to sign. Last week was when our divorce went to court and was finalized! I asked my ex today when he was going to sign the deed/title and he said whenever he gets his personal property back (some items he failed to list in our property agreement when we settled.These items were not his to begin with, but whose they were-is besides the point…he failed to list them). And it’s not as simple as giving these things back to him cause I had to sell them to help pay the mortgage and to support our daughter (which he never contributed a dime to in 14 months).
So what do I do now? As far as my attorney is concerned, he’s done his job. The way I see it…my ex is in CONTEMPT of court for not doing what was court ordered! How can I pursue this legally without hiring my attorney again? I am literally broke and cannot afford more attorney costs. You would THINK my EX would readily sign over the house so that I could refinance (and get his name off the loan)…cause as of right now, he’s still responsible for the mortgage if I default on the loan.
I wouldn’t be in such a hurry to get the home switched into my name if it weren’t due to financial reasons (I may have to sell the house & I cannot do so with his name being on it).
Please tell me the procedure on how to file a contempt motin to get these papers signed. And with it already being court ordered, would I NEED an attorney?
Thanks again for all your valuable information!