How Can I Ensure My Ex Will Pay Me My Portion When The Marital Home Is Sold?

oklahoma city divorce lawyerQuestion:

In the divorce decree it states that I will receive a specified lump sum payment when my ex-wife sells the marital home, which she was awarded.

If she pays off the marital residence early, what forces her to pay me anything when it gets sold?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Oklahoma divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

Without seeing the exact language of your divorce decree it is very hard to answer your question.

What is written in the decree is what is ordered. If the decree indicates that you only receive the money if the house is sold, then that is the only way for will receive your portion of the equity.

It is very likely that there were other provisions regarding the marital residence, such as requiring her to refinance or remove your name from the loan.

If she has violated any portion of the decree, then you possibly have an action for contempt.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer Kristy Loyall, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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2 comments on “How Can I Ensure My Ex Will Pay Me My Portion When The Marital Home Is Sold?

    What if in the divorce ,she was granted the house, but I own the note​..I not sure if in still on the deed. An she is wanting to sell am I untitled to the profit if the sale

    I was a awarded the house . 4 years ago
    but do to loosing my job in the oil fields
    I would like to sell my house but my x is on
    the morgage also . Wil the court grant me
    the removal of her name so can sell my house
    any answers is appreciated.

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