What are my rights/responsibilities regardingahouse that my name is still on after a divorce?

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What are my rights/responsibilities regardingahouse that my name is still on after a divorce?

I have been divorced for over 6 years my ex has yet to get my name off of the house that he still lives in. His girlfriend has recently moved in and does not want me to come in the house anymore when I drop off or pick up my son. What are my legal rights to the home at this point as my name is still on it? My brother also lives with my ex-husband so I would like to be able to go into the house at times to visit my brother, my ex and I never had any issues until his girlfriend moved into the house.

Asked on February 24, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Colorado

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

This is one of those tricky issues.  Although your name is still on the property it was probably given him in the divorce agreement, correct?  Then your rights are really limited even if your name is still on the deed.  However, she has no rights at all.  And if your brother invites you in as a guest - or your ex allows you to come in on dropping off your son - then she has no say.  But you can not let yourself in.  You have to be invited. Good luck. 


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