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After losing a court case my husband couldn’t afford to pay the winner, whose name was then placed on the deeds to our house, to be paid if it was ever sold. My husband has now died, and although the bank changed the deeds into my name, the name of the man who won the court case remained. Shouldn’t this debt have died with my husband, and shouldn’t this person’s name now be removed from the deeds?

No, I’m afraid that once a court has issued an order charging (ie mortgaging) a property with a judgement debt, the charge will remain until it is paid. Debts only die with the people who carry them if they have no money; otherwise they are paid out of their estate or from the sale of their assets.

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