Q: I need know what options a house that is jointly owned with an ex-fiance now. Neither of us can buy each out
been separated for 2 years now, she continued in the house, moved in a guy and now is married. Neither one of us has established great credit and she no longer works. She is getting behind on payments and its dragging my credit down
A: You can file for a partition sale, speak to a local attorney about doing that and bring them as much documentation as possible.
David Allan King agrees with this answer
A: As Ben notes, you can go to court to force a sale and split the proceeds. However, you can also just ask if your spouse will sell the house they can no longer afford voluntarily (noting that if they don't either you or the bank will evict them). If you've been separated two years, than the home's value has likely sky-rocketed during that time, given the real estate market as of late. Your spouse would walk away with plenty of spending money to pay rent while they get back on their feet.
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