Re: Ambushed by Mortgage Co & Title Co. - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on February 18, 2000 at 04:01:32:
First, a question like this should be posted to the other board.
But, since it is here, lets take a stab at it.
AS said previously, the divorce agreement said that the husband was to relinquich his rights to the home.
There should have been a “Quit Claim” deed signed by the husband.
There may have been one, and it was not recorded.
Go to the courthouse and pull the file. It is public info, and you can view it.
See what the file says about the “quit Claim” deed?
If there was to be one, simply call the attorney up and get it recorded.
If there was none, try to contact the husband and have him sign one now, or have his attorney do it.
That is all that is needed.
Also, get out all the docs from your closing, and see if you had title insurance for you, not the lender.
If you did, it is time to call the title insurance company and get them into action.
If you cannot get it done, pay a lawyer $100 for a quick letter advising them to remedy the situation or you will seek any and all legal remedy.
Many times the threat of action makes them move.
Good luck, and please post any results to NG 1, so others can learn from your experience.