If I was divorced 5 years ago my ex was awarded house and she wants me to sign a quit claim deed on the house, should I sign it?

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If I was divorced 5 years ago my ex was awarded house and she wants me to sign a quit claim deed on the house, should I sign it?

I asked her mortgage company if I should sign it and they told me not to sign it unless she took me off the title? She wants me to pay $750 of her legal fees for ex parte motion?

Asked on September 27, 2012 under Family Law, Washington

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your "ex" was awarded the home via a court order in a dissolution matter, then to accomplish the order you need to transfer your ownership in it via a deed, grant or quitclaim. Before you sign anything, I suggest that you carefully look over the marital dissolution agreement and order and consult with a family law attorney on the subject.

You might be obligated for the $750 in attorney's fees for something that you should have done years ago per a court order.

 


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