Martins Ferry, OH asked in Divorce and Family Law for Ohio

Q: Divorced 6 months in Ohio ex has not refinanced the once jointly owned property,if he dies (he is older) am I liable?

In the divorce I let him keep the two Florida residences that I signed on with him while married.

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Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
  • Canton, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: This question does not contain enough information to give a comprehensive answer. The answer is going to depend on the precise wording of the Separation Agreement incorporated into the divorce decree and the loan agreement for the financing. More likely than not, you remain responsible to the bank until you are released from that agreement. In the event of death you would need to look to that and the deed to the properties. Did you have representation during the divorce? If so follow up with your attorney.

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