I used around $2,500 of my own money to come up with the down payment for our house when I was married. My wife and I did not have sufficient credit to obtain a loan for the mortgage. My wife's father then co-signed on the loan. But since I came up with the down payment and helped make mortgage payments, I was wanting to know if I can place a lien on the property to get my down payment of $2,500 back? We've been divorced for more than 19 years. I was hoping to place a lien on the property for re-payment of my down payment. I need to know if I can place a lien on the property? During the divorce, I remember filing a les-pendis on the property.