Q: My name is on a deed and mortgage with my ex. I moved from the home but pay utilities. Can he say I abandoned the house
My now ex and I purchased a house last year. Both of our names are on the deed & mortgage. We tried to live as roommates but that was not worked. I recently moved all of my belongings from the home. He claims I abandoned the house. If I still pay utilities and have mail coming to the house can he claim abandonment?
A: He doesn't know the law.
You still have an ownership interest in the property.
Therefore, you should seek counsel who specializes in real estate to force a partition of the property, if possible.
This may cause the house to be sold or to force him to buy you out.
Check with a real estate attorney who has experience in bring this type of claim.
However, abandonment in a real estate ownership context for absence for a year should be a failed allegation.
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