What to do if our divorce decree says that a debt is ex-husband’s but he isn’t paying?

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What to do if our divorce decree says that a debt is ex-husband’s but he isn’t paying?

I was awarded my vehicle in my divorce (vehicle, keys, prepaid insurance and title). My ex-husband is responsible for the debt (states specifically in the decree that he must pay for this vehicle). Both of our names are on the loan and title. He has stopped paying the debt. Not only do I want my name off the loan and his name off my title, I am in desperate need to sell/trade this vehicle. I would like to know what I can do since he isn’t paying the debt which belongs to him and how I can get a clear title to sell/trade.

Asked on April 13, 2012 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You are going back to court to enforce the decree and to hold him in contempt.  I am sure that the assets were distributed with the vehicle in mind but the lender is not part of your divorce and so they can come after both of you.  Think of al alternative scenario to present to the court here in order to make sure you are not cheated.  Good luck.


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