My ex husband passed away. He had remarried. When we were married we jointly owned a two family house. The divorce papers stated that I would sign over my half of the house in exchange for him paying me either $5000.00 or would pay me the rent from both apartments as long as he owned it. I had not received anything but was content in knowing that the back taxes were paid and that my name was off of the property. Now I found out that according to the deed currently recorded in our county, my name is listed on the deed. Am I entitled to anything from the proceeds of the house or do I have any responsibilities as far as the house is concerned or does this go to his wife as part of the estate?
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If your name is on the title, you are an owner.
Looks like you own either the whole house or half of it. You may be entitled to rent from wife2.0. Lots of rent :-)
If you owned the house jointly, you inherit his share upon his death.
I agree with the other authors, although the Divorce documents must also be considered, so you should have a local real estate attorney assist you in making your claim.