Are you struggling to get a house title transferred into your name after a divorce?
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Author: Dubs Herschlip
RCW 6.28 authorizes a complex procedure where a Washington superior court judge may, whenever it is necessary, appoint a someone at the court, called a commissioner, to transfer title to the real estate:
(1) When, as a result of a court order, a party is ordered to transfer real property to another.
(2) When real property, has been sold under a special order of the court and the purchase money has been paid.
Here’s how that works:
File and note a motion before the Superior Court judge with the proposed deed and real estate excise tax affidavit attached. The judge will order the commissioner to sign the deed and real estate excise tax affidavit. Then, note another motion in front of a commissioner with a certified copy of the court order in your working papers and the original deed and real estate excise tax affidavit attached to your proposed order for the commissioner to sign.
If that sounds confusing, you are not alone. This is a complicated process, and you might want to consult an attorney if it sounds like a process you will need to go through. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today.