Jay has given the correct answer at least in the State of North Carolina, they need sign the Deed at the time of closing, perhaps if you explain the reason for this it will help, by law they are each entitled to 1/2 of each of your 1/2's if that makes sense.
Monika Papenhausen, Broker,Raleigh, NC
The advice to discuss it with your divorce attorney is most appropriate.
And that would include getting all signatures on the listing agreement.
As a listing agent, if I knew there was a spouse with possible claim on a property, you can bet I would have their signatures on any listing agreement, or documentation that their signatures were not needed. And that would be before I advertised the property as available.
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to get a right answer.
Best of luck!
Is your ex-wife still on the title? If not, Check your divorce settlement papers to see if she still has a right to the property. If she is not on the title, and you have an absolute divorce, she may have agreed to release her right to the property.
Is there a reason he doesn't want to sign? Sometimes people need convincing, that its easier for them to sign than not to...