Have the property appraised by a licensed appraiser to determine fair market value, than have a real estate attorney prepare an offer for your ex to review. Your ex may want to get his own appraiser and negotiate the price if the appraisals are significantly different.
Again, don't try this on your own -- get professional help from a real estate attorney.
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My colleague gave you excellent advice, the only other piece you want to consider is depending on how long ago you were divorced the tax treatment of the sale could vary. A qualified attorney will be able to help you with this consideration as well. Best of luck.
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I agree with my colleagues answers. You should also have your divorce agreement/judgment reviewed by a family law attorney to determine what procedures are required and if the agreement should be amended. Best of luck to you.
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There are a number of issues that need to be addressed and you should use an attorney. Anything you do must comply with the divorce agreement or court orders. If your ex-husband is uncooperative, yoiu may also use the Partition process to force a sale. The first thing you should do is employ an attorney,. You should not try to handle this yourself. Good luck.
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There are a couple of issues. One of them is a divorce judgment. If that doesn't apply then it's nearly the sale property. There maybe some tax issues involved.
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