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I am sorry, I do not have good news. While the law protects him since he is being sent to the armed forces it would not protect you. You would be required to finish off the lease or speak to the apartment manager about being let out of the lease due to the situation.
I am sorry, I wish you the best in the new year.
Regardless of how the contract was signed, you all three are responsible for the contract. He is released from this contract based on service laws. You and the other person would not be exempt from the lease.
You can attempt to argue this in court if the landlord takes you to court, but in all honestly the judge is going to tell you that the law only makes him exempt not you.
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