Tips to Transferring Real Property Awarded in Divorce
Decree of Dissolution Must Be Filed in Court Clerk's Office and County Clerk's Office.
Real Estate AwardFamily law is so much more than getting a divorce or paying child support. Today I will discuss the hazards of transferring real property that has been awarded to one of the parties. The majority of the Decree of Dissolution filed contains language that the title will transfer in ten (10) days after the date of filing. That may occur if the Decree is only filed in the court clerk's office instead of being filed in the county clerk's office where the property is located and the county clerk's office where the divorce is granted as well. There is a cost per page for filing in the county clerk's office so some parties do not do so.
Transferring Title to Real PropertyUnfortunately Decrees do not get filed in the county clerk's office very often. What are the hazards? You try to sell the property years and maybe your ex has died-you may well end up in a Quiet Title action which is time consuming and costly.
Transferring title to real property awarded to a party is just as important as filing the Final Order in the original proceeding. If not done properly it can be a huge legal expense in the future.