I am sorry to hear about this difficult situation. Unfortunately additional information is needed. Massachusetts is an equitable asset division state. Your attorney will need to know additional information such as what are all the assets are acquired during the marriage; was there a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement; what is the length of the marriage and many other questions. I suggest you speak with a qualified family law attorney to explore your options.
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You should contact a family law attorney. There may be an action for contempt, depending upon the terms of the divorce. Best of luck to you.
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I'm sorry you're going through, but you have not provided enough information to adequately answer your question. If you are divorced and your wife did not adhere to the separation agreement then you may have a case for contempt. Find a local family law attorney who can help you through this. You can search on AVVO for an attorney in your area. Good luck.
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As mentioned in attorney Buckley's answer, your ex may have violated the terms of your separation agreement. I suggest you take your agreement to a divorce/family law attorney and go over the language in the agreement regarding the house with a lawyer. Hopefully, your agreement was drafted carefully regarding the disposition of the real estate. If the agreement (or the court's order) was violated by your ex, then normally your lawyer would file a Complaint for Contempt. I would not wait to take action on this.
If you are unable to hire a lawyer, then you can file a contempt complaint by yourself as another option.
This answer should not be considered legal advice. Each case is fact specific, and not enough information is available in this forum to provide any lega advice to you, just very genera information. By answering this question, we are not entering into any lawyer-client relationship.
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