I cannot correctly answer your question without reviewing the judgment of divorce and any Separation Agreement you signed. You state, “We were told” by whom were you told? I cannot overemphasize the need to use an experienced matrimonial attorney in all divorce proceedings. An experienced attorney would not have allowed you to divorce and leave the issue of property distribution unsettled.
Concerning what you should do now, it depends on how title to the property reads. If it reads “as husband-and-wife” and you are now divorced, it should convert into a “tenants in common” title in which case part of the property is yours to do with as you please.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq. /Divorce Solutions