How do I get possession of a property that was awarded to me through a divorce?

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How do I get possession of a property that was awarded to me through a divorce?

The Respondent agrees to vacate and relinquish all title and interest in the property to the Petitioner in 90 days. However when it comes down to it the Respondent will not vacate the property. How is the Petitioner going to obtain the property when the respondent wont leave?

Asked on October 6, 2011 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

One of two ways: by going back to court and asking the judge to hold the respondent in contempt of the order and demanding that the order be enforced; and/or by possibly considerind him or her a squatter or trespasser and evicting him or her. Really I might do both to cover my base in this case. Once an order of eviction is obtained or a judgement ordering the sheriff to get him or her out, you will not have to do anything but deliver the judgement or order to the sheriff to execute on it.  Seek some advice from some one that can read your divorce papers there.  Good luck to you.


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