Is there anything that I can do if 15 years ago my ex-husband was awarded real estate but refuses to take title?
Question Details: Now there are liens on the house and creditors are attaching to my name. Creditors are coming after me for $7,000. Can I make him take title or do anything to protect myself? The property is in IL; I'm in OH.
You can't do anything about the creditors: they are not bound by your divorce decree, since they were not part of your marriage or parties to your divorce or divorce case. They are allowed to enforce their rights without regard to the decree.
You can however take legal action against your ex-husband, to force him to take title into his name and to pay any amounts that are due and owing from you. He, unlike the creditorsm, is bound by the decree. A family law attorney would be very helpful in doing this, but if you cannot afford a lawyer or want to do this yourself "pro se," contact the clerk's office in the family court from which you received the decree, explain that your ex has violated it, and ask them to point you to instructions or forms for bringing an action to enforce it.
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