An ex-husband of mine owed money to me for back child support, so therefor always hid his assets by, putting properties in his current wives maiden name, or in this case, never bothered to record the deed (even after the the land contract had been paid-off ) I believe he feared that friend of the court would find out, and confiscate the property for arrearages. He bought the property in "92" and the property should have been paid off in "99" He is recorded with the county as having paid the taxes for the past twenty years, and there is also a land contract agreement recorded, (and appears to be a contract with him solely, even though he was married at the time, and still is) He is recently deceased, and so most likely is the man who sold him the property. What a mess! HELP!!!