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Can my husband just refuse to pay the mortgage? He expects for me to pay for him to live in our home for six months. I moved out of the home in November and came back because I was worried about the house and a possible foreclosure. My husband has refused to pay the mortgage and wants me to agree to his terms before he agrees to a divorce. I don't want the house and now he is trying to ruin my credit.
Dear Customer, thank you for choosing Just Answer. I am sorry to learn of this difficult situation. Regarding the dispute over payment of the mortgage, your husband has no legal obligation to pay beyond his contractual obligation to the lender. The lender has recourse through the right of foreclosure on the real property. Unfortunately, as you are married and the provision of shelter for your spouse (until you are legally separated or divorced) will not allow you any separate contractual rights. If you do intend to pursue divorce proceedings, I would recommend that you contact a family law attorney to sit down with for at least a consultation to get a better understanding of your rights and develop a specific plan as this type of information is something I cannot provide you through this forum.
I do have an attorney and he has not filed for divorce on my behalf, I have been waiting since April 26, 2013. He has not looked out for my best interest or anything. I paid him and now, I have to seek other counsel and be out of more money. This is crazy.
I know this attorney for he has represented myself and my husband on other matters. Basically, my husband can live here and not pay a thing. If I let the house go into foreclosure and reclaim it, my husband still can stay in the home. He is trying to ruin my credit and life. There should be a law, no person should be able to ruin another persons credit.