Can I be sued for mortgage payments if my divorce decree states that my ex-wife was to pay them?
She didn't and the house was foreclosed. What should I do? Do I contact their lawyer and explain it to them?
The divorce decree is an order between you and your former spouse. The decree however, does not automatically get you out of debt to a bank that you promised to repay years ago. Just because you are divorced, the bank is permitted to sue you. However, because of the divorce decree, you may force your ex to pay any and all money that you would otherwise owe. In other words, you need to hire a lawyer to file a cross claim against your ex to indemnify you and hold you harmless of the claims being made for nonpayment of the debt. You should be able to recoup all money paid to the bank that your husband should have paid if you have to pay anything. Make sure you hire a lawyer immediately as your husband may be in contempt of court for not paying under the order.