Inver Grove Heights, MN asked in Real Estate Law for Minnesota

Q: how can I put a lien on my home for mortgage payment owed from co owner?

Co own a home and the other party has paid little to nothing towards the mortgage payment

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: If you sue for contribution, and get a judgment, you might try to collect some other way. A judgment lien against the home is a second lien against your own property although not against you personally. Executing a lien against the home might get the mortgagee upset and you would only be executing subject to the first priority mortgage. Check out your coowner very thoroughly, then consult with a competent MN attorney. If there is equity, a Partition Sale may be the only answer.

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