My father and mother were divorced in 19...

Asked by noloyiso on 27-07-2018 13:16:21
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Eastern Cape
Question value: R 100.00

My father and mother were divorced in 1997. The divorce decree said that my father pay my mom R10000 for her half of the house, which he never did. He passed away in 2013 having remarried. His second wife was executor of his estate and we never heard of how it wa finalised. The problem now is that the house is still registered under my father and mother. My mother has the title deed  but my step mother is holding onto the house. What can be done to resolve this? My step mother does not want to communicate with us.

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