I have a brother who refuses to sell his share or even acknowledge that he is part owner of a deed which was deeded to him by my decease dad since 2009.
I don't understand. Do you mean that your Dad deeded the property to both of you as joint owners or just to him as a single owner?
Do you have a copy of the deed? If you don't then you can get one from the county recorder or land office since it will be an important part of this discussion and you will have to have it sitting in front of you if you expect us to make any sense of it.
I have been paying all the property taxes, insurance and maintenance on the property since 2009 and he refuses to pay me anything
Well, who is living in the house? Him? You? Somebody else. Also an important part of the equation.
Since the title is clear on this property, can I foreclose on his share of what he owes me?
No. That's now how this thing works.
Can I have the courts remove him from the deed since he is not acknowledging that he has any interest in the property. I offered to buy him out and he still will not communicate with me or with anyone else.
I am interested in keeping my share of the property.
What legal avenue can I pursue to remove him from the deed.
By filing a lawsuit called a "partition action."
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It's the last resort for people who cannot reach an agreement on the disposition of real estate.
Just understand that a partition action won't remove him from the deed but could end up removing both of you from the deed. In other words, if the real estate cannot be divided equally, the court will order it sold and appoint a third party to sell it. It will probably be sold at auction at considerably less than market value and then the proceeds will be equally divided between you and your brother likely regardless of what you think he owes you.