Case: John Lind v. Nancy Lind (mem. dec.)
by Mike Kohlhaas, Bingham Greenebaum Doll
This is an unpublished memorandum decision, but a notable one. The Decree awarded Husband a house that was subject to a mortgage. The Decree further provided that Husband “is ordered to attempt to have [Wife’s] name removed from the debt through a refinance of the home …. within 180 days.” Husband made four efforts to do so, but was unsuccessful. Wife filed a contempt against Husband. After a hearing, the trial court did not find Husband in contempt, but instead issued a new order giving Husband another 180 days to remove Wife from the debt — or the house would be sold.
The Court of Appeals agreed with Husband that the trial court’s post-Decree order that provided for the possible sale of the house, if Husband could not refinance, was an impermissible modification of the terms of the original Decree.
To view the text of this opinion in its entirety, click here: John Lind v. Nancy Lind (mem. dec.)
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