How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Roger Your Own Question
Roger, Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 30902
Experience:  BV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; SuperLawyer rating by Thompson-Reuters
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
Roger is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My mother and I are co-owners of a house (joint tenancy). I

Resolved Question:

My mother and I are co-owners of a house (joint tenancy). I live in the house and my mother does not. As my mother is becoming somewhat ederly, my siblings state that because I live in the house, i should pay all of expense related to the house: insurance, mortgage, proeprty tax, upkeep, etc. and the co-owner, my mother, is not responsible for any expenses.

Is that true?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Roger replied 7 years ago.

If you're both owners of the property, you're both technically responsible for any expenses related to the house. You can agree to pay the expenses any way you want/can agree to.


There's no law that requires a specific division of expenses.

Roger and 6 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you