Clermont, FL asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: divorced couple property in TIC/JTWROS can 1 person tell the other who can live there or not

divorce states husband to pay mortgage and the home is wife's primary residence ex husband is now demanding wife and sister in law to pay portion of mortgage and if not they both need to leave.

1 Lawyer Answer
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Without reading the divorce decree, it's difficult to say but in general, if the Court granted the Wife the exclusive use of the house and ordered the husband to pay the mortgage, then he has no standing to demand that anyone do anything. It may not be a bad idea for the Wife to engage the services of an attorney to set the Husband straight.

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