If I bought a home with my girlfriend but she recently abandoned me and the house, is she still responsible to make half of the mortgage and tax payments?

I would be hard to sell because of a flat market.

Asked on July 19, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New York


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry.  Yes, she is still legally responsible for the debt owed and mantaining the property. And if you make the payments on her behalf then you ar entitled to be reimbursed.  I would seek help here to make sure that you are legally protected.  Good luck.

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