Hi! Here’s my situation:
Marital Home: Jointly owned - both names are on loan and both on deed
My ex is currently living in the marital home and the judge awarded the house to her. There were no other details determined by the judge in the hearing (I.e. how long she has to refinance the mortgage, etc.); NOTHING other than ‘it’s hers’. We do have a decent amount of equity in the home and we are almost done with the last piece of ED (valuing her Business).
She caught up on the mortgage payments just after the hearing. Her attorney sent me an Order that contains tons of details that are in her favor (I.e. nothing about refinancing the mortgage and/or selling, etc) as well as blatent lies on items related to the mortgage (I.e. the SHE was the one who applied for a forebearance and kept up with the monthly check-ins for 6 months, but in reality I was the one who did all of that).
Another piece that is really throwing me off is that her attorney sent over a Deed of Trust for me to sign! To my understanding, this would completely remove me from the mortgage (ownership of the property), but I would still be on the mortgage and as far as the Order is concerned, I could be on the mortgage indefinitely (or until she decides to sell in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20+ years).
I feel like the lies in the Order and the Deed of Trust are going to screw me over somehow when it comes to the ED hearing. She has been telling me for over a year that I will not be getting any part of the house and I feel like her attorneys are using a strategy to somehow make that happen.
Am I missing something here? Can they force me to sign a Deed of Trust without any stipulations of getting my name off the mortgage? Do I need to petition the court for something?
Any advice/insight would be helpful!