Several years ago my FIL purchased a cabin/house and had it financed through the bank, which did the customary appraisal & title search that a borrower pays prior to the final signing and so-forth. FIL put the house up for sale and received and offer. The buyer's loan institution discovers that the house isn't clear that somewhere down the line, before my FIL purchased the house, failed to have their ex-wife (messy divorce) sign off on the house. So now the sale is in limbo while the bank tries to sort out the mess. If this was you what would you do? WHat is his legal options? The bank is jerking him around and I told them to go talk to a different lawyer and let them sue the bank, and whoever did the prior title search.