Can I get my name removed from the house and credit cards?

The divorce papers say that my ex husband is responsible for paying the mortage and credit cards. I was told I could not remove my name now he is not paying anything and it is affecting my credit. Can I legally get my name removed since it states in the divorce papers that I am not responsible?

Asked on July 1, 2009 under Family Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The way these kinds of cases are handled can differ from one state to another, and they are almost always very sensitive to the factual details.  So, for advice you can rely on, you'll need a detailed consultation with a lawyer near you.  One place to find a qualified attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com

If your husband can't do a refinance to close out all the loans with your name on them, you may have to ask the court to force a sale of the home.


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