what I do know...because I am going through it now.
Ex is on the mortgage and deed and he was name (1st) on the mortgage and refuses to sign special warranty deed...lawyer refuses to fix errors so my current options:
refinance---not an option for me.
But the loan is assumption-able ==sent decree and record receipt to Mortgage assumption dept,
so check that the divorce decree language, did it award the home as described on survey and does it clearly communicate award of property clear without sharing provisions. if yes clear awarded property then
A> go to the Real property records *County Clerks Office and have the judge signed divorce decree recorded -- . Keep the receipt as proof of filing they will send you your original documents back via US mail. (staple receipt to the decree)
B.>go to the Appraisal District office and request removal of ex spouse per divorce- bring license and judge signed divorce decree and that receipt.
2. call title company and tell them that you want to have title corrected per divorce decree and have your ex - spouse removed.
let them know that you have recorded the decree as well as corrected documents with the Appraisal district office..or Property Tax office and land and survey
Hopefully, your decree protected you because although you were separated, property may still be looked at as community.
Best of hope and favor for peace.