My question involves a marriage in the state of: NY
My ex and I co-own the marital property, we are both on the mortgage, but as per the divorce degree I am solely responsible for all payments of loan and taxes of the property since 2016, and have exclusive rights to the house. Recently I grieved the property taxes and was able to get them lowered. The taxes are paid through the mortgage and every year the bank does an analysis of the escrow account for the taxes tied to the mortgage. This year as the taxes went down there was an overage in the account and a check was sent out with the overage amount. Since my ex is on the top line in the mortgage (the check that was in both our names) was sent to him, and he cashed in it and neglected to hand the money over to me. The amount is slightly over $1,000. The bank sent out the check on 4/12, and ex cashed it in on 4/22. I wrote him an email yesterday asking him to reimburse me the full amount within 24 hours or I would file a police report. Is there any other actions I can take? Does he have a right to this money? Thanks!