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mortgage co-owner rights

Ex-fiance has voluntarily moved from the home we are both mortgaging. Is he still responsible for his half of the payments? How do i force him to remove his belongings and give me his key? I am unable to refinance the mortgage at this time.

Asked on May 18, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Both parties on the mortgage are responsible for paying it.   And if he continues to pay it he has legal rights to the property.  It may be best for you to see a lawyer and decide what your options are with the property.  You may be able to negotiate a settlement with your ex-fiance and come to some type of written agreement as to the home and his personal belongings.


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