What to do if my ex-mother-in-law financed an HVAC unit and had it installed in my home and now that I am divorced from her daughter, she is asking me to make the payments from here on?

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What to do if my ex-mother-in-law financed an HVAC unit and had it installed in my home and now that I am divorced from her daughter, she is asking me to make the payments from here on?

She has made the payments for a year. I am not on the loan for this nor did I sign anything. So am I responsible for any payment and can they come after me for payment if she stops paying?

Asked on November 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Sounds to me as if this was a gift from her to you and your ex wife unless of course there was some agreement to the contrary.  More information is needed though to give any guidance here.  What happened to the house in the divorce?  In other words, how was it divided?  And maybe it should have been addressed then so the agreement may need to be modified.  Do nothing until an attorney reviews everything.  Good luck.


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