Does anyone know what Julie actually did last August?
Good luck--hope it all works out well.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
I see two very different issues here. First, of course, the alleged forgery by your ex-husband. Undoubtedly, that's wrong. Second, your refusal to sign the short sale contract. Why do you think that a foreclosure is better for you and/or your ex-husband than a short sale? What did your divorce decree provide in regards to the disposition of the house? Was it assigned to either of you or ordered sold? You may want to check with your divorce attorney to see if there is a chance that you might also be in the wrong by refusing to cooperate with the short sale. Please don't take this the wrong way. I am not accusing you of wrongdoing. I just think you should double check to make sure that forcing the foreclosure is not going to rear its ugly head later. Good luck to you.
Should one spouse forge the signature of the other spouse, and somehow convince the settlement agent to verify the forged signature, then both would be open to criminal charges.
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Florida Bar is offering free legal advice to homeowners who are trying to avoid foreclosure. Call them if you want to see if there is a way for you to keep the house:
If you want to hurt your former spouse's credit and don't care about your own credit, go ahead and let the bank foreclose. As previously mentioned, the title company cannot legally close the sale without your signature--unless there is a court order from your divorce. Check your divorce settlement agreement.