My divorce agreement releases to me the home free and clear of my ex spouse. At this time the ex spouse is still on the deed and I have the home up for sale. Does he have to be a part of the sale transactions until his name is removed from the deed? My ex sent a notarized letter releasing himself from all interests - sales, purchase refinance at this time and I gave it to my real estate agent in NH. Doesn't the court order and notarized letter have an impact?
1 Answer from Attorneys
It should have a positive impact on the Buyer, yes, indicating that you and you alone are authorized to make decisions to facilitate the sale of the House. But, never-the-less, prior to or at closing, the ex will still have to execute a Quitclaim Deed to you, or sign the Deed over to the new Buyers with you.