What can I be held responsible for in court?

Can I be held responsible for upkeep,
repair, taxes, insurance, or anything
else for a house that my name is on with
my ex? I don’t live there anymore and
they do. My name isn’t on the mortgage,
but is on the house.

Asked on January 12, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Maryland


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you are on the title, you are responsible for the taxes: all owners on the title are responsible for taxes.
You are responsible for any costs you contracted or agreed to pay, such as if you signed the homeowner's insurance policy or a contract with an oil company.
You are not responsible for other costs if there is no contract or other enforceable agreement in place for you to pay them.

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