My wife and I signed a separation agreement that was not filed with the county clerks office. In the agreement, and through many emails, she has agreed to the terms of giving the house to me with no liability to her. She is the one that decided to leave. I have lived in the house and paid all bills for the last 8 months. I (Plaintiff) filed the uncontested case 4 months ago and am now simply awaiting the case to be put on the calendar and ruled on. She has since decided that she wants money for the house and is threatening to take me to court if I do not give her a set amount, nor will she sign the deed over to me. My question is, what right does she have in this matter at this point. Specifically since I have continued to pay the mortgage and have established more equity since she left.
Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.